Feature: Farmers’ hope wilt as crops wither under drought’s grip

The World Food Programme warns that nearly eight million people in Zimbabwe face hunger, a number that could rise if the rains do not come soon.
By Problem Masau Feb. 19, 2024

Embrace entrepreneurship, farmers urged

Speaking at the World Cotton Day commemoration yesterday, Masuka said there was need to value-add cotton farming
By Brent Shamu and Blessed Ndlovu Oct. 6, 2023

Govt bails out HCC on water chemicals

The dire water situation in Harare has been worsened by the continued destruction of headwater wetlands, which serve as the city’s major natural water purification sponges.
By Sharon Buwerimwe Oct. 3, 2023

Govt announces new market price for wheat

Masuka said the new market price for wheat being proposed is meant to achieve both food and nutrition security and macroeconomic stability. 
By Sharon Buwerimwe Oct. 2, 2023

Parly summons Agric minister over grain prices

Gutu South legislator and Zanu PF chief whip in Parliament, Pupurai Togarepi urged government to quickly come up with grain producer prices for framers.
By Harriet Chikandiwa Apr. 3, 2023

Wheat farmers cry foul over price

GOVERNMENT has been accused of short-changing wheat farmers
By Problem Masau Dec. 2, 2022

High inputs prices worry farmers

Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) president Abdul Nyathi said: “We are worried that prices of farming inputs remain on the high side as we face the summer season.
By Obert Siamilandu Sep. 28, 2022

Dump this 99-year lease nonsense

There is absolutely something wrong with how our government is handling this land issue and the 99-year lease issue is just a red herring.
By Newsday Sep. 21, 2022

News In Depth: ‘Looting, neglect’: Dirty fight over CSC ranches, properties exposed

Investigations by The Standard have revealed that, due to these squabbles, some tenants leasing CSC properties are not paying rentals, resulting in a serious loss of revenue that could otherwise be used to pay off creditors and help to turn around the company.

By The Independent Apr. 24, 2022