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.
Success Story of Thuthuka Young Farmers Club in Lupane District Matabeleland North Province
History of the Project
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.
Andile Tshuma (Chronicle Business Reporter)
SMALL-HOLDER farmers should embrace Information and Communication Technologies to access information on latest production techniques and connecting to markets.
The 2017 Tobacco marketing season commenced Wednesday March 15 2017.
This season marks a new age in tobacco marketing as TIMB introduces a new and convenient e-marketing system.
Generally, the concerns from the farmers, are issues to do with prices and swiftness in receiving payments.
Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union with support from the International Youth Foundation (IYF) is implementing the Zimbabwe works Entrepreneurship project.
The project aims to support nine hundred and forty-four youths from Bubi, Lupane, Goromonzi and Umizingwane between the ages of twenty and thirty-five of which at least sixty five percent will be women.
Zimbabwe received normal to above normal rainfall characterised by incessant rains since November 2016.
The continuous rains that the country received for the past four months has caused flooding especially in the Southern parts of the nation.
Incessant rains are not ideal for crop and livestock production as they may lead to crop leaching also, prolonged humid conditions are conducive for pest and diseases.
Wise farmers celebrate present successes not forgetting to plan against the threats of tomorrow.
Climate change is a global issue and other than just talking about it and crying over the negative effects it brings along, we can do something in our individual capacities that will have a collectively huge impact.
Government has shelved the Statutory Instrument (SI) 20 of 2017 for further consultation.
Statutory Instrument (S)I 2O which was gazetted on the 1st of February 2017 Introduced a Value-Added Tax of 15 percent on meat and cereals products.
Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union as the voice of the farmer has welcomed the suspension of the SI for further consultation.
Sadza and a sizzling beef steak is one of the most popular lunchtime meals you hear being requested by many at various food courts but not many understand the work that is put into producing that mouth watering meal.
Understanding the hard work put into farming, Zimbabwe’s music icon Oliver Mutukudzi has a line, “kuve mukuru, kudya, kana kapwere kudya zvemurimi”.