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By Adeva Machiso Gwenzi

On the 14th of February 2020, the Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union, (ZFU) hosted a stakeholder consultative meeting to share and validate the results of the stakeholder satisfaction survey carried out by the Union in 2018/19 and presentation of the Union’s strategic plan.

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By Adeva Machiso Gwenzi

In preparation for the 2019/2020 tobacco marketing season tobacco growers’ representatives decided to meet early and strategise on how to lobby and advocate on behalf of the farmers.

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By Adeva Machiso Gwenzi

The 2019/2020 summer cropping season has been characterised by drastic changes in weather patterns, with anticipated drought spells at the beginning of the season to significant rainfall downpours earlier this year.

These uncertainties in the weather patterns gets one to wonder whether this could be the “climate change” that is always talked about.

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Cases of Anthrax have been reported in Masvingo, Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland East Provinces, farmers are therefore urged to be on the lookout for this disease.

Here are some Important facts to note about Anthrax:

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In keeping with the Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union (ZFU) Constitution, the ZFU National Council met on the 18th of December 2019 and held elections for the Union’s Presidium.

Mr Abdul Credit Nyathi was overwhelmingly re-elected President for his second and final term. Mr Nyathi is a large-scale farmer based in West Nicleson, Gwanda. He produces beef cattle, grains and horticulture, under irrigation.

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As the 2019/2020 summer farming season is fast approaching, one cannot but wonder whether or not they will produce, sell and make a profit.

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Following the devastating events of Cyclone IDAI in which means of livelihood was lost for the Chimanimani community, the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) through Support from We Effect has come up with a project to assist school based young farmers clubs’ feeding programs.

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By Adeva Machiso Gwenzi.

In an effort to elevate young farmers from subsistence farming to farming as a business, the Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union in partnership with the First Capital Bank and the UNDP through its Inclusive Growth and Livelihood project being implemented by the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises held a young farmers’ Market Fair in Mutare on the 26th of June 2019.

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By Adeva Machiso Gwenzi

Every business requires constant skills development for it to continue to be competitive, farming included because farming is a business.

The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union in an effort to make its members grow their farming businesses conducts different training courses that enhance farmers’ knowledge on agri-business related issues.

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We Effect, together with its partners; Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF), Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU), Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust (ZDIT) invites farmers, processors and other DVC players to submit applications for matching funds for investments in productive assets that enables improved performance of the DVC in Zimbabwe.

 

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