Category: Agriculture

Command agriculture programme allegedly dogged by corruption

Corruption in Command Agriculture Programme: MDC

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has said recent announcements by the government, that it would disburse $2.8 billion for the Command Agriculture and issuing...

The Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company Blending Plant

New Fertiliser Blending Plant Commissioned

By Joyce Mukucha and Anyway Yotamu Driven by the commitment to play a pivotal role in the revival of the nation in the agriculture industry, the country’s largest...

Vaya Tractor has 3000 tractors and 1 million farmers on Ecofarmer network

Vaya Tractor plans to plough one million hectares this year

Vaya Tractor plans to plough at least one million hectares of land for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe this year. The On Demand Logistics platform, developed by Cassava,...

Cassava Smartech introduced the Ecofarmer Equipment hire platform

Cassava unveils platform for hiring farming equipment

Cassava Smartech has introduced a new, EcoFarmer Equipment hire platform, that is set to transform agriculture in Zimbabwe by allowing farmers to hire farming equipment...

Building a home-grown economy should start with re-classifying existing resources

Key characteristics of a home-grown African economy

By Charles Dhewa A home-grown economy is all about identity and some identity features start from a country’s name.  During the colonial era Rhodesia had its own...

Resilience building also increasing agricultural production

Global Resilience Partnership announces 16 new Innovation Challenge winners

Mentoring scheme supports innovators working on novel solutions to build resilience in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, South Asia and Southeast Asia The Global...

Agro-ecology is recognised worldwide as a system that enhances fertile landscapes

The attack on agro-ecology

By Sujatha Byravan Powerful lobbies with vested interests see agro-ecology as a threat to their influence on farming systems Agro-ecology is recognised worldwide as a...

South-South cooperation has role to achieve sustainable development for food security

UNGA: Strong plea to boost food security through South-South cooperation

Leaders gathering for the United Nations General Assembly from 17-30 September 2019 in New York have made a strong plea for enhanced South-South cooperation to...

UNGA 2019 Meeting on Scaling Up Nutrition

UNGA 2019: Scaling Up Nutrition Lead Group meets to chart way forward

The meeting of the group’s leaders took place at the UNICEF headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly “Energy, passion and a lot of young...

UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals has kicked off in New York

UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals kickstarts ambitious action to deliver for people and the planet

States, businesses and civil society gear up for decisive decade for Agenda 2030 Four years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and with...