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Bumper harvest to boost National Railways of Zimbabwe volumes

Bumper harvest to boost National Railways of Zimbabwe volumes

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) expects to move more than one million tonnes of freight internally this year spurred by the anticipated bumper harvest. Following the good rains Zimbabwe received in the 2016/17 summer cropping season, the Government has projected a bumper harvest of about 2.7 million tonnes of grain. NRZ chairman Mr Larry […]

How Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU-PF killed Grain Marketing Board

How Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU-PF killed Grain Marketing Board

In an attempt to boost agricultural production in the wake of a disastrous land reform programme, government adopted the Targeted Command Agriculture scheme last year, which is being funded through a $500 million facility. This is despite running down the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) through open acts of corruption and lax accountability systems. Government contributed […]

Zimbabwe Govt, Millers Strike Grain Deal

Zimbabwe Govt, Millers Strike Grain Deal

GOVERNMENT has already secured funds to buy grain from farmers while millers have availed $8 million for the repair of damaged Grain Marketing Board silos. This was revealed by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday last week at a dinner in Geneva held in his honour by Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the United Nations and World […]

Zimbabwe’s Maize Farming Future in Jeopardy

Zimbabwe’s Maize Farming Future in Jeopardy

A few years ago, communal farmers dominated the markets for maize (60 percent on average), cotton (80 percent) and small grains as well as groundnuts and beans. RECENTLY, this writer walked into a farmers’ shop in Harare where he came across a communal farming couple that was locked in an argument over what their primary […]

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