Agriculture

CABINET APPROVES HORTICULTURE RECOVERY PLAN

  By Tendai Moyo   Cabinet has approved the Horticulture Recovery Plan aimed at transforming agriculture from a USD5.2b to a US8.2b sector.   Speaking during this week’s Cabinet briefing, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcast Services Monica Mutsvangwa highlighted that this move will benefit over one million people.   “The Horticulture Recovery and Growth […]

EIGHT BILLION DOLLAR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY BY 2025 ENVISAGED

By Margaret Kamba ZANU PF First Secretary and President of Zimbabwe Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa says the Economic Recovery Plan set will achieve an eight billion dollar agricultural economy by 2025. Agriculture is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s economy with many gallant sons and daughters sacrificing their lives to ensure the landless black majority acquire land. To […]

MAGAISA’S BSR IS ABOUT CITIZEN INCITEMENT

By Ransom Mandhlazi PROGRESSIVE citizens, political analysts and opposition leaders have dismissed political activist, Alex Magaisa’s recent Big Saturday Read (BSR) as nothing but a dossier meant to stir people’s emotions for an uprising against the constitutionally elected Government. Magaisa, a long time Government critic and former Morgan Tsvangirai’s advisor, in his latest BSR insinuated […]

ZANU PF SPEAKS ON FARM MECHANISATION PROGRAMME

  By Ndafadza Madanha   THE farm Mechanisation Programme initiated by the ZANU PF Government under the auspices of the Reserve Bank Zimbabwe (RBZ) in 2007-8 was an empowerment programme intended to enhance production capacity of farmers hence beneficiaries were not expected to pay back what they received. Equally the ruling Party has no apologies […]

ZIMBABWE’S CROCS MAKING HUGE EXPORT EARNINGS

  By Margaret Kamba   Crocodiles have usually been known for their human wildlife conflicts while the crocodile tail has been known in some circles as a delicacy. Padenga Holdings Limited has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that it is not entirely true that only the crocodile tail is edible. Already producing crocodile meat for […]

GOVERNMENT OKAYS URBAN AGRICULTURE

  By Ndafadza Madanha   GOVERNMENT is supportive of efforts by urbanites to engage in urban agriculture as a way to supplement their income and ensure household food security. ZANU PF recognises that agriculture provides livelihoods to over 70 percent of Zimbabwe’s population hence the numerous intervention measures such as the Presidential Input Support Scheme […]

GATSHOMPO/PFUMVUDZA FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM PRESIDENTIAL INPUT SCHEME

  By David Mwanza in Lupane   The 2020/21 Presidential Agricultural Input Scheme will target farmers that have embraced the Gatshompo/Pfumvudza concept as part of Government’s broader efforts to enhance food security in the country. This was said by the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Cde Richard Moyo, during the Matabeleland North […]

PRESIDENT ED HAPPY WITH PROGRESS IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

  By Shadreck Gurenje President E.D Mnangagwa said despite the debilitating drought, the tobacco sector has seen a positive change in the quality of the golden leaf delivered to the floors as well as the prices offered. Addressing the 341st Ordinary Session of Politburo meeting at the ZANU  PF Headquarters President E.D Mnangagwa said there […]

YOUTHS IN AGRICULTURE WELCOME CABINET DECISION ON FARM REALLOCATION

  By Margaret Kamba   Youths in Agriculture have welcomed the decision by Cabinet to reallocate farms saying the move will benefit the land-hungry youths who are eager to contribute to Zimbabwe’s food security and poverty alleviation. Cabinet yesterday approved the reallocation of 24 farms under multiple farm-ownership and 367 abandoned or vacant farms and […]

ZANU PF REJUVENATES AGRICULTURE RECOVERY

  By Shadreck Gurenje ZANU PF has begun a journey on total revitalization of the nation’s agricultural recovery through a follow-up on the progress of the recently introduced Pfumvudza agricultural concept which is expected to boost and promote self-sufficiency amongst Zimbabweans. Pfumvudza is an agricultural concept that entails utilization of conservative methods towards the agricultural […]

WOMEN FEEL HONOURED: CDE CHINOMONA …as First Lady donates more to their means

  By Shadreck Gurenje   ZANU PF Secretary for Women Affairs Senator Mabel Chinomona says women feel buttressed by the motherly touch executed by First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa through the various income generating projects she facilitates to empower the vulnerable across the nation. Giving her vote of thanks at the handover of the fish […]

FISH FARMING PROJECT APOLITICAL: FIRST LADY

  By Ransom Mandhlazi   THE farm fishing project being run by the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa was targeting women and youths across the political divide.   This was said by Amai Mnangagwa, while addressing delegates at the Fish Harvesting and Graduation of fish farming trainees, in the capital today.   The First Lady […]

ZIM IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS MANTRA BEARING FRUIT

  By Kudzai Furusa Zimbabwe is open for business mantra is bearing fruit with America hoping more of its companies to Zimbabwe just like John Deere. This was said by United States Ambassador Brian A. Nichols on the sidelines of the launch of the John Deere Mechanisation Facility yesterday. “It is a big priority for […]

TRANSPARENCY KEY: MINISTER SHIRI

By Kudzai Furusa   Government is encouraging transparency in all operations which is why it is giving farming equipment to banks, said a Government Minister. Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Development Perrence Shiri said this on the side-lines of the launch of the agriculture mechanisation program in partnership with US Company John Deere, the […]

NEW DISPENSATION RE-ENGAGEMENT POLICY BEARING FRUITS

By David Mwanza   The engagement and re-engagement policy, a hall mark of the New Dispensation’s Zimbabwe is Open for Business mantra has started to bear fruit, the President and ZANU PF First Secretary, Cde ED Mnangagwa has said.   President Mnangagwa was speaking at the launch of the John Deere Mechanisation Facility held in […]

MECHANISATION TO BOOST AGRICULTURE IN ZIMBABWE

By Kudzai Furusa   ZANU PF President and First Secretary Cde E.D Mnangagwa has welcomed the John Deere Mechanisation Facility which he said will assist farmers with the much needed mechanisation solutions in agriculture and help attain vision 2030.   Cde Mnangagwa said this whilst addressing delegates at the launch of the John Deere Mechanisation […]

JOHN DEER TRACTOR FACILITY

The John Deere facility will supply US$51 million worth of farm equipment. This includes 1300 tractors, 80 combine harvesters, 200 disc harrows, 600 planters, 100 boom sprayers and 100 trailers. There are 2 phases to the facility. First phase is for US$20 million and Phase 2 is for US$31 million. Phase 1525 tractors, 40 combine […]

PRESIDENT TO COMMISSION JOHN DEERE FACILITY

President and First Secretary of ZANU PF Cde E.D Mnangagwa is today commissioning the John Deere Mechanisation Facility at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering in Hatcliffe Harare.   More details to follow

PRESIDENT ED’S RE-ENGAGEMENT DRIVE BEGINS TO BEAR FRUIT …… as EU supports Hwedza North dairy farmers

By Ndafadza Madanha   IN a major boost to President E.D Mnangagwa’s re-engagement drive with the West, the European Union (EU) through its local partners handed over equipment valued at US$90 000 to Watershed Dairy Farmers Association operating from Magure Farm in Hwedza North. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Cde David Musabayana, […]

GOVERNMENT TO PUT 307K HECTARES UNDER IRRIGATION BY 2023

By Ndafadza Madanha   ZANU PF’s implementing agency, Government is targeting to put 307 000 hectares under irrigation as it intensifies efforts to mitigate Zimbabwe’s agriculture against the effects of climate change. As spelt out in the ZANU PF 2018 People’s Manifesto, the Party pledged to ensure the Government invested in irrigation schemes for enhanced […]

PARTICIPATION OF YOUTHS CRUCIAL

      By Margaret Kamba   In its Africa Day message the Apex Council for Youth in Agriculture Zimbabwe through its Chairperson John Muchenje spoke about the importance of the land in reversing the gains of colonialism which for many centuries deprived the people of Zimbabwe. Africa Day is celebrated on 25 May every […]

CONSIDER GARDENING AS THE LOCK-DOWN CONTINUES

By Manungo Vongai Food is a wonderful thing. Many people across the nation would agree. They would also agree that if there was a more natural and resourceful way to obtain their food they would hope to do it immediately. This can be done by simply planting a garden. Planting a garden may seem not […]

AGRARIAN REFORM: ZIM@40 INDEPENDENCE AND YOUTH REFLECTIONS

      By Margaret Kamba   It is a few days before we celebrate this year’s Independence, which gives us a time to reflect upon the fruits of labour, sweat and sacrifice of many gallant sons and daughters of the soil who gave up their lives to liberate Zimbabwe.   One of the core […]

Precabe Farm: a model for Zimbabwe

  By Margaret Kamba President and First Secretary of the ZANU PF Party Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country should begin moving towards production, processing and marketing of products on the farm, a model which has been possible on his farm. Precabe farm in Sherwood, Kwekwe is a 405-hectare farm, but has extended its farming […]

A mother of the nation

  By Margaret Kamba First Lady Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa has been commended for the role she is playing in uplifting the livelihoods of the people of Zimbabwe.Cde Mnangagwa has been vibrant in her philanthropic work which has seen hope build in the people. Speaking at a Grand Field day hosted by SeedCo at the Precabe […]

First Lady completes nationwide Dura ramambokadzi concept …….calls for nation to resort to traditional seed grain to beat climate change

  03 Mar 2020 By Ransom Mandhlazi First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa’s Dura ramambokadzi concept has successfully completed the nationwide rollout with distribution of traditional small grain seeds to 90 chiefs’ spouses from Mashonaland West, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central. The First lady Amai Mnangagwa through her foundation, Angel of Hope is reviving the Dura […]

Youths to benefit from Land Audit

  By Ndafadza Madanha GOVERNMENT will allocate excess land identified in the Land Audit to youth and women in a bid to empower them and mainstream them into economic activities. Speaking at a student’s convention hosted by Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union (ZICOSU), in Kwekwe, ZANU PF National Political Commissar Cde Victor Matemadanda, said youths must […]

First Lady revives Dura ramai ……as she encourages climate change adaptable seeds

  By Ransom Mandhlazi in Masvingo – ZANU PF Information Department FIRST Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has revived the Dura ramai concept through the traditional leaders’ (madzishe) spouses. The distribution of traditional small grain seeds to the wives of chiefs from Masvingo and Manicaland marked the beginning of the initiative. The program being implemented through […]

Let’s preserve our wetlands

  By Margaret Kamba ZANU PF will join the rest of the world in commemorating World Wetlands Day which is celebrated annually on the 2nd of February.The day is meant to raise global awareness on the vital role of wetlands for people and the planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of […]

President urges youths to embrace agriculture ….. takes swipe at multiple farm owners

  By Ndafadza Madanha PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged youths to embrace farming as the sector has potential to enhance their livelihoods and national food security. Speaking at the inaugural National Young Champion Farmer Awards held in the capital today, President Mnangagwa said the awards ceremony was a reflection of the success and importance of […]

Govt, FAO host dialogue on Agriculture

  By Ndafadza Madanha – ZANU PF Information Department THE Government of Zimbabwe and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will tomorrow host the National Dialogue on Agriculture and Food Systems Transformation. Among the key speakers at the Conference will be Minister of Agriculture Cde Perrence Shiri, Finance and Economic Development minister Cde Mthuli Ncube, […]

President headlines Young farmer awards ceremony

  By Ndafadza Madanha – ZANU PF Information Department PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to officiate at the 2019 National Young Champion Farmer Awards ceremony set for the capital tomorrow.The event is part of efforts to lure young people into agriculture and demonstrate to the “doubting Thomases” that the sector is lucrative. President Mnangagwa has […]

President warns multiple farm owners ….as he assured the nation of imminent land audit

  By Shadreck Gurenje in Tshovani, Chiredzi – ZANU PF Information Department ZANU PF First Secretary and President Cde Mnangagwa has warned greedy multiple farm owners and those oçcupying unutilised farms to shun such tendencies and be prepared to soon surrender extra land to government.Addressing thousands of ZANU PF supporters at Tshovani stadium, President Mnangagwa […]

First lady donates fish fingerlings to ZANU PF

  By Ndafadza Madanha THE First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has donated 1 800 fish fingerlings to ZANU PF to bolster its self-help projects. Addressing members of staff at Party Headquarters today during the presentation ceremony, ZANU PF Director for Administration, Cde Dickson Dzora, commended the First Lady in absentia for her commitment to supporting […]

No going back on land reform:President ED

By Ndafadza Madanha PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country’s land reform exercise is irreversible and government is now focused on enhancing productivity on the farms. Addressing mourners at the state memorial service of former leader Cde Robert Mugabe, President Mnangagwa said over 365 000 families benefited from the land reform programme spearheaded by his predecessor. […]

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