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Mat North farmers take up Tobacco farming

Mat North farmers take up Tobacco farming

There has been an upsurge in the number of farmers venturing into Tobacco farming in Matabeleland North since last year, it has been learnt. Tobacco is one of the key important cash crop contributing 20 percent to the country’s gross domestic product. To date, 107 ... Read More »

Farmers must consult before planting:Met Department

Farmers must consult before planting:Met Department

Farmers have been urged to consult before planting as the onset of the official summer rainfall season in Zimbabwe for rain-fed agricultural purposes is expected in the middle of November. Responding to questions from Radio Dialogue, Met Department senior meteorological officer Jonathan Chifuna, in a statement ... Read More »

Farmers urged to utilise new cattle tracking systems

Livestock experts have urged farmers in Matabeleland region to embrace modern ways of branding their cattle to minimise the loss of their animals. Muhle Masuku, a livestock expert told Radio Dialogue that farmers should use a new Bolus microchip “pill” which makes it easy for ... Read More »

Farmers call for land tax reduction

The Matebeleland Agricultural Business Chamber has written to the parliamentary portfolio committee on Agriculture seeking a review and reduction of the land tax which is currently pegged at $3 per hectare. Livestock expect and chamber official, Muhle Masuku told Radio Dialogue the fee is too ... Read More »