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Reduced finance costs, income from associates boost Seedco’s F18 bottomline

Tinashe Makichi HARARE -  SeedCo’s profit for the year to March 31, 2018 improved to $21,4 million from $20,4 million due to reduced finance costs...

Zim scales down wheat production to 29 000ha

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU ZIMBABWE has scaled down wheat production to 29 000 hectares from the initial target of 75 000 hectares for the 2019 winter wheat...

Government considers import parity price for maize

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU The government is considering paying import parity prices for maize which will see farmers getting over $700 per tonne, in a move meant to encourage...

Millers rescue small scale bakers with flour supplies

HARARE -  The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has started scouting and supplying flour to small scale bakers throughout the country to avoid...

EU to inject €80m into Zim’s agric sector

Phillimon Mlanga The European Union (EU) will inject €80 million into Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector. Timo Olkkonen, the EU ambassador to Zimbabwe, disclosed this, this week, saying...

Panicky RBZ ups tobacco forex retention to 50%

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has increased foreign exchange retention levels for tobacco growers to 50% from the initially announced 30% to pacify...

Tobacco farmers gross $727 million

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU TOBACCO farmers have grossed $727,1 million from 248,6 million kilogrammes that have been delivered 99 days into the 2018 marketing season. This is the...

Afreximbank avails $80mln fertiliser letters of credit

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) has availed $80 million letters of credit to support the country’s importation of fertiliser for the...

Maize hybrid technology changing lives

In Zimbabwe, maize is life and the basis of the economy, as it is both a staple crop as well as a cash crop...

Seed shortages loom in Zim

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU Zimbabwe could plunge into serious seed shortages in the 2019/2020 summer cropping season amid indications that most...