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”.
The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union (ZFU) has called on Zimbabweans youths to venture into agriculture to create employment and ensure food security to the growing population.
Zimbabwe Youth Agripreneurship Summit 2016
“If Not Now; Then When? – Innovate Or Die!!!”
24 – 26 August 2016, Harare
Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union and Barclays Bank, supported by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education launched the second phase of the Fit For Life Young Farmers’ Clubs Entrepreneurship and Empowerment project.
The event was hosted by Kanyemba Secondary school in Mazowe district of Mashonaland Central on 9June 2016.
Barclays bankrolled the project with USD$206, 145.00.
In a world where changes in weather patterns are the order of the day, strategies to counter the changes have to be fashioned in order for humanity to survive.
Climate change; reduction in rainfall days, heavy destructive down pours that are usually followed by long dry spells have caused the traditional farming methods to be ineffective leaving many families in hunger and dire poverty.
Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has announced the introduction of a trial agricultural examination for Grade Seven pupils beginning this year.
BY MUNESU NYAKUDYA
The corner stone of economic development of any country is production of goods and services.
The current multi-currency system in Zimbabwe is dependent on the country’s capacity to generate sufficient foreign exchange to meet its requirements.
Tobacco remains one of the leading productive sector and export earner. It is against this background that RBZ introduced a 5% tobacco bonus payment to every tobacco sale.