Category: Agriculture

Farmers weed their groundnut field in Chivi. Photo credit: David Nyoni, ENSURE

USAID launches farmer-to-farmer program in Zimbabwe

The five-year USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program (2018-2023) launched on May 30. At a launch event held at Africa Synod House, representatives of the U.S. Agency for...

Farmers should guard against market theft and shrinkage

Various shades of shrinkage and identity theft in the market

By Charles Dhewa Every time farmers inquire about prices of commodities in the market they are often looking for the highest price. However, unless there are serious...

A young lady proudly handles farm produce from Stanmore B Irrigation Scheme in Masvingo

Switzerland, FAO hand over 14 rehabilitated irrigation schemes in Masvingo

Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have handed over 14 rehabilitated irrigation...

Deciding whether to sell or not is a challenge for many farmers

To sell or not: decision-making challenges in unstable economic environments

By Charles Dhewa A majority of African farmers tend to make decisions based on their experiences, expectations and fears, especially in an unstable economic environment...

Biodiversity is essential for food nutrition and security

A Geological Perspective On Regenerative Agriculture with David Montgomery

By John Wilson of Food Matters Zimbabwe Fame Here’s a 50-minute podcast interview with David Montgomery, a guitar-playing (belongs to two bands) Professor of...

Potato production and marketing

How marketing systems in developing countries penalise poor farmers

By Charles Dhewa Whether it is potato production in the highlands of Rwanda, cassava production in Northern Mozambique or sweet potato production in Gokwe South district...

It's a myth that Africa needs industrial agriculture

Dispelling the myth that we need industrial agriculture to feed the world

By John Wilson We in Africa are fighting for Agro-ecology as the modern way of farming for Africa in the 21st century. One of the main arguments against Agro-ecology has...

Zimbabwean representatives at the vulnerability assessment workshop in Botswana

SADC makes strides in vulnerability assessments and analyses

The Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (RVAA) Programme’s regional pre-assessment workshop opened with a call to National Vulnerability Assessment...

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Vangelis Haritatos

Inaugural Agricultural Sector Survey welcomed

By Tatenda Mujeyi The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Vangelis Haritatos,  launched the inaugural Agricultural Sector  Survey in partnership with Zimbabwe Agricultural...

The Italian Government has contributed €250,000 to respond to the needs of communities affected by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

Italy responds to emergency needs in Zimbabwe

The Italian Government has contributed €250,000 to respond to the needs of communities affected by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe. The contribution, provided to the World...