Feature: Farmers’ hope wilt as crops wither under drought’s grip

The World Food Programme warns that nearly eight million people in Zimbabwe face hunger, a number that could rise if the rains do not come soon.
By Problem Masau Feb. 19, 2024

Govt mulls US$13,5b food industry

Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Development minister Anxious Masuka said national food security could only be achieved by empowering rural people who constitute 62% of the country
By Rex Mphisa Feb. 17, 2024

Govt sets up inter-ministerial committee on land barons

The high-level meetings come in the wake of chaotic scenes which have seen land allocated haphazardly both in run and urban areas.
By Rex Mphisa Feb. 16, 2024

ZAS, workers on collision course

According to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, the highest tax deducted for pay as you earn is 40%.
By Priviledge Gumbodete Feb. 14, 2024

Govt urges farmers to adopt climate proof strategies

“(At) household food security level, we emphasise on permanent plots for pfumvudza done on time and lined with manure applied for effective moisture conservation,” Masuka said.
By Gracious Daniel Dec. 13, 2023

January disease, El Niño: Double blow for communal farmers

Some of the water sources in the area have dried up for the first time resulting in casualties.
By Jairos Saunyama Dec. 12, 2023

Govt targets agricultural land barons

His ministry is the only government arm authorised to issue tenure documents on agricultural land as it administers relevant Acts assigned to it by the President.
By Vincent Mungofa Dec. 1, 2023

Govt summons Cottco over US$6,8 million debt

Agriculture minister Anxious Masuka told legislators during Parliament’s question and answer session that Cottco has promised to pay farmers.
By Harriet Chikandiwa Nov. 13, 2023

Govt rehabilitates irrigation schemes

He said the government-funded agricultural input support programme will not be uniform, but based on agro-ecological zones as well as crop varieties suitable for each region.
By Gracious Daniel Nov. 3, 2023