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CTC blocks Natfoods deal

PHILLIMON MHLANGA The Competitions and Tariffs Commission (CTC) has dealt a setback to listed agro-processing giant National Foods Holdings’ (Natfoods) plan to merge with stock...

CBZ ploughs $110m into agriculture

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU CBZ Holdings has set aside $110 million to fund small and large scale farmers in the 2018/19 summer cropping season. The CBZ loans will...

Zim stocks up Mahindra tractors as farm mechanisation gains momentum 

HARARE - The world’s largest tractor manufacturer, Mahindra, has started bringing in the first batch of the 3000 tractors into Zimbabwe as part of...

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...

De-risking agriculture investment in Africa

EVAN GIRVETZ Beset by frequent drought, unpredictable rainfall, degraded soils, pests, disease and conflict, African farmers struggle to produce a steady supply of crops and...

Zim’s agriculture sector requires $2 bln annually

LIVINGSTONE MARUFU Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector requires $2 billion annually to raise local production and export earnings. The new requirement comes at a time when the country...

Zim pays $200m to ex-commercial farmers

Livingstone Marufu Government has so far paid $200 million as compensation to former commercial farmers whose land it acquired for resettlement, but was protected under the...

BAT profit up 61 percent in H1 on increased efficiencies and high volume

Tinashe Makichi HARARE - British American Tobacco Zimbabwe (BATZ) posted a 61 percent jump in profit after tax for the half year to June 30,...

Liming – a critical starting point in commercializing farming in Zimbabwe

John Basera Agriculture occupies a central place in the Zimbabwe’s economy and has the potential to significantly reduce poverty, enhance economic recovery and growth and...

Let’s go Sugar Bean Production this winter

John Bhasera “Do not let anyone fool you, farming pays and pays big.” But, some fundamentals have to be true! One of the key fundamentals...