Agriculture

Mugabe aide’s hearing set

Mugabe aide’s hearing set

THE wrangle over ownership of Centenary Farm in Figtree pitting President Robert Mugabe’s aide Ray Ndhlukula and David Connolly has been set down for hearing at the Supreme Court in Bulawayo on August 3.

Workers turn screws  on Mugabe’s aide

Workers turn screws on Mugabe’s aide

Centenary Farm workers in Figtree have joined their employer in challenging one of President Robert Mugabe’s aides’ controversial take over of the property, in what has been described as a test case.

Foot and Mouth outbreak spoils Midlands Show

Foot and Mouth outbreak spoils Midlands Show

The Veterinary Services Department has banned the exhibition of cattle at this year’s edition of the Midlands Agricultural Show in an effort to contain the spread of foot and mouth disease that hit parts of the province two months ago.

‘Outsiders’ besiege B/Bridge game farm

‘Outsiders’ besiege B/Bridge game farm

A BEITBRIDGE game farm, under siege since 2010 from invaders, has seen an upsurge in the number of new settlers from outside the district, which the owner blames on a government official.

SOS to save Mat’land cattle

SOS to save Mat’land cattle

THE government has appealed to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to assist livestock farmers in Matabeleland with stockfeed to avert cattle deaths caused by lack of pastures owing to the prevailing drought.

Shurugwi embarks on small grains project

Shurugwi embarks on small grains project

Communities in parts of Shurugwi have embarked on a small grains project aimed at creating a food safety net in the drought-prone district.

Hunger stalks Matabeleland region

Hunger stalks Matabeleland region

MATABELELAND is in dire need of food aid as poverty wreaks havoc in the region with most people unable to buy essentials, a human rights watchdog has said.

Matabeleland South drought a national disaster

Matabeleland South drought a national disaster

FORMER Bulilima East legislator Norman Mpofu yesterday urged government to declare food shortages in Matabeleland South Province a national disaster to enable donors to chip in following reports that most villagers in the area were now relying on handouts from their relatives in Botswana and South Africa.

Zimbabwe harvests shrivel as rains and government farm support dry up

Zimbabwe harvests shrivel as rains and government farm support dry up

That abundance was the product of the small piece of land her late husband was allocated by the government about 15 years ago, at the height of Zimbabwe’s land reform programme, and the government support she received in the form of fertiliser and maize seed – as well as her own hard work on the land.

Farmers take a swipe at GMB

Farmers take a swipe at GMB

Farmers in the Midlands province have taken a swipe at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) for failing to pay for grain delivered to the parastatal.

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