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Maize harvest forecast at 760 000 tonnes

The country is expecting about 760 000 tonnes of maize from the 2018-19 summer cropping season nationwide according to the crop and livestock assessment recently conducted by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement. In an interview on the sidelines of a field day at Lesaffre Geluk …

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Forex boost for cane growers

More than 1 000 indigenous sugarcane farmers in the Lowveld have been thrown a timely lifeline after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) cleared Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe to pay them in foreign currency for their exported crop. Tongaat, which enjoys monopoly in sugar milling, was dithering on payment in forex …

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Crime rate declines 8pc

Police recorded an 8 percent drop in crime in Kadoma District in the first quarter of this year compared to the past two years. The rate had risen by 27 percent between 2017 and 2018. According to Kadoma District Commander Superintendent Wonder Chisikwa, the increase had been evident in crimes …

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Zim to join AU Peer Review

Herald Reporter Zimbabwe is on the verge of joining the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a continental mechanism that fosters internal dialogue among African countries with a view to advancing democracy, sustainable development and good governance. APRM is a specialised agency of the African Union (AU) that promotes best governance …

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Increase production, potato growers told

POTATO farmers in Manicaland have been urged to take potato farming seriously to increase production and exports. Nyanga District agriculture extension officer Mr Shadreck Chingombe said potato production had declined due to the high cost of inputs. “Potato production in Zimbabwe is now low due to the high cost of …

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