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  • Youth Desk Information

    Background Context Youth account for 60% of Zimbabwean’s population (Zim-Stat 2013). Youth in agriculture offer a dynamic workforce that is innovative, have a high up take of technological know-how and the ability to take on significant level of risk. The agricultural sector presents huge opportunity for the creation of employment to absorb the youth and […]

  • Rainfall characteristics in the five natural regions of Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in the Southern Africa region with an area of over 390 000 km2. It is bordered by Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia (Figure 1). It is situated between 15 and 22° south latitude and 26 and 34° east longitude. Climatic conditions are largely sub-tropical with one rainy season, between […]

  • Caterpillars on Grass Family Crops (maize, sugarcane, sorghum)

    Caterpillars on Grass Family Crops (maize, sugarcane, sorghum) Awareness for better management Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development Department of Research and Specialist Services Harare Agricultural Research Centre Fifth Street Extension P. O. Box CY 594, Causeway, Harare www.drss.gov.zw 1 December 2016  The Department has requested for slots on Radio and ZBC-TV for […]

  • Agriculture in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in the Southern Africa region with an area of over 390 000 km2. It is bordered by Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia (Figure 1). It is situated between 15 and 22° south latitude and 26 and 34° east longitude. Climatic conditions are largely sub-tropical with one rainy season, between […]

  • The 2017 tobacco selling season opened on a high note

    The 2017 tobacco selling season opened on a high note yesterday, with the opening price pegged at $4.60 per kilogramme amid high expectations from stakeholders that the price would continue firming as marketing progresses on the back of good rains received this season. There were no incidents of farmers protesting low prices that characterised previous seasons.“We are […]

  • 19 600 farmers have so far received adequate inputs

    More than 19 600 farmers have so far received adequate inputs from Government’s specialised import substitution maize (Command Agriculture), the Zanu-PF Politburo heard yesterday.. Most farmers have started planting while others are intensifying land preparations. Speaking after the Zanu-PF Politburo meeting in Harare yesterday, the party’s secretary for administration Cde Ignatius Chombo said the Command Agriculture [...]