Refrigeration key in farming

Jacketed storage tanks are commonly available in 50-, 80-, and 120-litre size tanks.
By Kudakwashe Gwabanayi Oct. 21, 2022
African mass food markets as  bases for business identities
African mass food markets as bases for business identities
Most of the business models begin as soon as food commodities get into the market.
By Charles Dhewa Sep. 16, 2022
ZAS: Much ado about nothing
It, being the 112th edition, the organisers should by now know that it is best to schedule the showcase for early August when schools have just closed.
By Kudakwashe Gwabanayi Sep. 9, 2022
Seed Co muscled out of Pfumvudza
The development comes amid reports that Zimbabwe is facing a serious shortage of seed ahead of the 2022/23 farming season .
By Sydney Kawadza and Tinashe Makichi Sep. 2, 2022
There is enough land for all us
As Operation Dudula heats up in South Africa, there are growing concerns as to where those that have lived across the Limpopo will fit when they return home.
By Kudakwashe Gwabanayi Sep. 2, 2022
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How much tech can agric consume?

Farmers are worried about its impact on agriculture. Since 4IR is about robots, augmented reality and virtual reality, big data, 3D and 4D printing, farmers are worried if they are not going to be dispensable soon.

By The Independent Jul. 22, 2022
We need more literature on agriculture

Whilst his utterances were met with outrage and mockery, the former VP could have given a hint on what is wrong with our economy, particularly in agriculture.

By The Independent Jul. 8, 2022
How to protect crops against frost

This is not a new topic for farmers. But what is important is the fact that despite the world moving considerably in terms of agricultural technology, little or nothing has been invented to stop frost.

By The Independent Jun. 17, 2022
You cannot be a jack of all trades

If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.”

By The Independent Jun. 10, 2022
Is farming milking the country?

Farming has become the biggest casualty as many farmers are going to have difficulties in selling their wares this winter season.

By The Independent May. 20, 2022
How The Agricultural Sector Of Zimbabwe Affects Its Economy?

The economy of Zimbabwe rebounded last year and a huge contribution to the economic rebound by the agricultural sector. The GDP of the country grew by 5.8% last year after contracting by 6.2% in 2020. The high growth in the GDP was a result of a good agricultural season and slow inflation. Further, the vaccination […]

By The Independent May. 18, 2022
The ills of crop harvests

There are certain crops that if they stay a week longer than their maturity they actually go bad. This is usually the case with most horticulture crops, like peas, broccoli, tomatoes and many others. Even in open fields, squashes (mapudzi) can over mature.

By The Independent May. 6, 2022
Circle of life needs to be maintained

The chemical alteration of the dead organic matter is primarily achieved through bacterial and fungal action. Fungal hyphae produce enzymes that can break through the tough outer structures surrounding dead plant material.

By The Independent Apr. 29, 2022
Farm for your community

While many view these developments as mere construction projects, farmers must look at them as opportunities to make money. Cases in point area eatery being constructed along the Harare-Bulawayo Road in Warren Park suburb, and another close to Kuwadzana.

By The Independent Apr. 14, 2022
What Zim needs to whisper into SA’s ears

Most of the South Africans were streamlined into lucrative mining companies that wasted their youthful years in gold mines only to wake up on retirement with nowhere to go except their parents’ tree and mud houses built on infertile land.

By The Independent Apr. 8, 2022
Maximise this winter

The farming season for this year has started on a bad note with erratic rains. However, not all hope is lost; there is light at the end of the tunnel. We still have eight more months to go and there is so much that can be done to regain momentum. What is important right now is to make sure that one does the right thing at the right time to avoid further losses.

By The Independent Mar. 25, 2022
Opportunities of the Russia/Ukraine war

Whilst Russia and Ukraine are at the war front, Zimbabwe has unwillingly found herself at the rear of a war that has nothing to do with her. Zimbabwe has become collateral damage from the war particularly in wheat production and supply.

By The Independent Mar. 18, 2022
Refrigeration key in farming
Jacketed storage tanks are commonly available in 50-, 80-, and 120-litre size tanks.
By Kudakwashe Gwabanayi Oct. 21, 2022
Producers ramp up seed output
Valley Seeds commercial business manager Tichawona Maponga said by the end of next week, the company would have added 2 000 more tonnes.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Oct. 7, 2022
‘Some plants can short-circuit toxic effects of metals’
As human viruses like HIV and SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus behind Covid-19) have shown, certain pathogens can short-circuit the immune system.
By Marshall Keyster Oct. 7, 2022
African mass food markets as bases for business identities
Most of the business models begin as soon as food commodities get into the market.
By Charles Dhewa Sep. 16, 2022
ZAS: Much ado about nothing
It, being the 112th edition, the organisers should by now know that it is best to schedule the showcase for early August when schools have just closed.
By Kudakwashe Gwabanayi Sep. 9, 2022
Seed Co muscled out of Pfumvudza
The development comes amid reports that Zimbabwe is facing a serious shortage of seed ahead of the 2022/23 farming season .
By Sydney Kawadza and Tinashe Makichi Sep. 2, 2022
There is enough land for all us
As Operation Dudula heats up in South Africa, there are growing concerns as to where those that have lived across the Limpopo will fit when they return home.
By Kudakwashe Gwabanayi Sep. 2, 2022
Premium
How much tech can agric consume?

Farmers are worried about its impact on agriculture. Since 4IR is about robots, augmented reality and virtual reality, big data, 3D and 4D printing, farmers are worried if they are not going to be dispensable soon.

By The Independent Jul. 22, 2022
We need more literature on agriculture

Whilst his utterances were met with outrage and mockery, the former VP could have given a hint on what is wrong with our economy, particularly in agriculture.

By The Independent Jul. 8, 2022
How to protect crops against frost

This is not a new topic for farmers. But what is important is the fact that despite the world moving considerably in terms of agricultural technology, little or nothing has been invented to stop frost.

By The Independent Jun. 17, 2022
You cannot be a jack of all trades

If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.”

By The Independent Jun. 10, 2022