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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Communities in parts of Shurugwi have embarked on a small grains project aimed at creating a food safety net in the drought-prone district.
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.
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.
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 in the Midlands province have taken a swipe at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) for failing to pay for grain delivered to the parastatal.