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The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union, as the leading farmer representative body which strives to provide exclusive member services to ensure that members produce enough to sustain the nation.

For the longest time farmers have been complaining about high cost of production, in a bid to cushion members, ZFU is reviving its discount facility to members.

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Who can save us from the effects of climate change? But who caused it in the first place?

We are part and parcel of the problem, we are part and parcel of the solution, but if we do no act we suffer the most.

Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices.

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The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union (ZFU) would like to note the following:

  1. ZFU is not yet a member of the Federation of Farmers Unions (FoFU) that was launched on the 21st of September 2017 in Harare.

 

  1. ZFU is still consulting with its members on this matter and once the consultation process, which will wind up with a Referendum is over, a position will then be communicated.

 

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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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