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Agriculture.co.zw Sponsors the Inaugural Issue of Punters’ Post Magazine: A Celebration of MWOS FC

By Staff Writer | May 17, 2024

Agriculture.co.zw is excited to announce our sponsorship of the inaugural issue of Punters’ Post-a magazine dedicated entirely to the dynamic world of MWOS FC – https://mwosfc.co.zw/punters-post! As part of this collaboration, we are thrilled to offer fans an exclusive chance to win one of five 2024 replica MWOS FC shirts. To participate, simply sign up for…

Mashona: small in stature, big in value

By Staff Writer | May 10, 2024

As the date of Zimbabwe’s first-ever combined indigenous cattle breeds sale draws closer (Africa Day, Saturday, May 25, ADMA Agrishow, ART Farm), we continue our exploration of Zimbabwe’s unique and remarkable Sanga cattle breeds. In this, the third and final article of the series, we focus on the Mashona. Mashona cattle originated from the Shona…

Zimbabwe’s Tuli cattle make financial sense and are easy to farm

By Staff Writer | May 5, 2024

As the date of Zimbabwe’s first-ever combined indigenous cattle breeds sale draws closer (Africa Day, Saturday May 25, ADMA Agrishow, ART Farm), we continue our exploration of Zimbabwe’s remarkable Sanga cattle breeds. Here, we shine a spotlight on the Tuli. The Tuli is a breed as robust as its homeland. Developed in the harsh yet…

A brief recent history of the indigenous Nkone cattle of Zimbabwe

By Staff Writer | April 26, 2024

Article contributed by George Hulme, March 2023. The history of the people is the history of their cattle The disturbances in Zululand and environs; the “Mfecane” that drove away many Zulu tribes from King Chaka’s Zululand, affected a large sector of the Nguni Zulu, known as the Ndebele, under their leader Mzilikazi Khumalo. Mzilikazi had…

Energy efficient tobacco curing barn launched at Kutsaga

By Staff Writer | April 19, 2024

Research into a cleaner, sustainable alternative tobacco curing fuel for Zimbabwe’s gold leaf is showing promising results with the commissioning of a gas curing barn. Kutsaga Research Station, in partnership with the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) and private players Gas Cure, officially commissioned the gas curing barn in late March. The trials are…

Curbing deforestation to preserve our indigenous trees

By Staff Writer | April 11, 2024

Zimbabwe has a long and proud history of exporting tobacco and as nearly all of the national crop is exported annually, it remains a key contributor to our GDP. It is the flagship of our agricultural sector. It remains a significant contributor to the economy both in terms of generating export income and also for…

A nationwide State of Disaster has been declared by the President of Zimbabwe

By Staff Writer | April 5, 2024

A nationwide State of Disaster has been declared by the President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency, ED Mnangagwa, following the climate change-induced drought. Speaking on Wednesday April 3, 2024, the President invoked Section 27, Subsection 1 of the Civil Protection Act (chapter 10:6), which provides that: “if any time it appears to the President that any…

Kutsaga Welcomes New Executive Director of Production and Operations

By Staff Writer | April 5, 2024

Harare, Zimbabwe – The Tobacco Research Board (TRB), known to many by its trade name Kutsaga, is proud to announce a significant milestone in its leadership team with the appointment of Mrs. Rhoda Mavuka as the first Executive Director of Production and Operations, effective from the 2nd of April, 2024. As an authoritative voice within Zimbabwe’s…

Important considerations when making quality silage

By Staff Writer | April 4, 2024

By General Beven Mundida (Livestock consultant) Contact +263 776 420 161 Fast fact: Making silage requires a lot of labour and attention, but if it is tackled with care, a short period of hard work can prove to be worthwhile all year long. Following on from cattle management advice shared by Obert Chinhamo of Biano…

Surviving lean times: The importance of making on-farm feed

By Staff Writer | March 19, 2024

As Zimbabwe heads into the dry winter months following an El Niño-influenced summer rainy season, ensuring the survival and well-being of your beef cattle must be paramount. One essential strategy for mitigating the impact of drought on your livestock is preparing and storing food ahead of time of need. “Farmers need to be ready for…