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The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union partnered Ecofarmer and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in a project titled Scaling Up Climate Resilient Solutions (CRSs) for small holder farmers in Zimbabwe.

The project aims at enhancing productivity and adaptation of agriculture to a changing climate.

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Nyanzvi dzinoona nezve mamairiro ekunze dzichitungamirirwa ne bazi rehurumende rinoona nezve mamiriro ekunze (Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe) dzakagara pasi dzakaita ongororo ye mwaka wa 2017/ 18. Izvi zvakaitwa mushore me ongororo yakaitwa nenyika dzemu SADC (Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum). Bazi rinoona nezve mamiriro ekunze rakazivisa nyika zvinogona kuvapo mumwaka wa 2017/18.

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The 5th edition of the Zimbabwe Youth Agripreneurship Summit (ZYAS) running under the theme, “Inspired to lead and Transform” will be held from the 17th to the 19th

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The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union 77th Annual congress running under the theme “Tenure Security for Sustainable Agricultural Transformation” will be held from the 5th to the 7th of September 2017 in Marondera.

Land tenure security is an area of concern as it has a bearing on ZFU members and Zimbabwean farmers in general.

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Maize Farmers are failing to sell to GMB due to the moisture content present in the maize.

High moisture content promotes fungal infestation which results in aflatoxin that is not desirable to human and livestock consumption.

It also causes de-colourisation of the grain thus compromising quality

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Cabinet has approved a $300 million-dollar livestock support programme.

The programme which is set to benefit livestock farmers from all sectors is expected to run for between 3 and 5years.

“This is the time for A2 farmers in livestock to make a contribution towards the economy,” said Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister, Dr Joseph Made.

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Over 140,000 birds were culled due to avian influenza, a disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) type A viruses which naturally occurs among wild aquatic birds.

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Blessing Rwizi Business Correspondent (Manica Post)

Mutasa District youths have embraced the fruit and vegetable sun-drying project following the success of 40 others who ventured into the trade four years ago.

The youths in wards three, five, six and seven have formed six groups, Dambandamba, Zindi Best Young Farmers, New Pioneer, Kubatana, Kurima Ivhu and Samaringa.

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Success Story of Thuthuka Young Farmers Club in Lupane District Matabeleland North Province

 

History of the Project

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ZIMBABWE Farmers’ Union in partnership with NORAD through SACAU has established young farmers’ clubs in more than 50 primary and secondary schools around Mutare, Mutasa and Makoni districts to enhance Conservation Agriculture(CA) adoption by the surrounding communities.

 ‘CA’ is a set of soil management practices that minimise the disruption of the soils structure, composition and natural biodiversity.

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