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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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By Adeva Machiso Gwenzi.

The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union, (ZFU) through support from Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is distributing 300 Android mobile phones to Agricultural Extension officers who will be information contact persons, disseminating important information on Climate Smart Agriculture practices from the Union to the farmers.

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Highlights
Interbank foreign exchange market has been established with effect from Friday on a willing buyer willing seller basis

A new currency RTGS$ has been created by denominating existing RTGS balances, bond notes and coins into RTGS$s

Reference Currency

The monetary statement is not clear on whether Zimbabwe’s reference currency has shifted from the US$ to the RTGS$.

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By Adeva Machiso Gwenzi.

With an estimated 46% increase in registered growers this year, the tobacco marketing season is expected to see an increased number of farmers delivering their crop to the tobacco sales floors.

Mashonaland Central Province registered the highest number of growers, with as many as 63 909 farmers from the total 169 328 farmers.

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By Adeva Gwenzi

In January, ZFU officers together with representative from Cottco, Cotton Value Adders Association, Ministry of Industry Commerce and Enterprise Development and Cotton Research Institute took part  in a study visit on promoting cotton by-products technologies which took place in Nagpur India,

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Have you ever heard of soilless farming, Clive Nyapokoto takes us through a rather new agricultural technology called vermi- aquaponics?

What is vermi-aquaponics?

This Smart integrated organic agriculture, vermi-aquaponics system (VA system) in an integration of independent organic farming components with ICT technologies into one self-sustainable farming system.

How does it work?

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The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union sine 2015 has been implementing the ZFU Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) Empowerment and Entrepreneurship project with funding from Barclays Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and irrigation Development through Agritex Department and the Livestock Production Department (LPD).

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By SACAU Staff Reporter 

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