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Crop Industry News: Zimbabwe

23 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Corn Production Estimated to Rise in MY 2014/15
ZIMBABWE - Post estimates corn production to increase by 63 per cent, from 800,000 tons in the 2013/14 MY to about 1.3 million tons in the 2014/15 MY....
29 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Sugarcane Production Projected to Drop
ZIMBABWE - In the 2014/15 MY, Zimbabwe’s sugar cane output is projected to drop by three per cent to 3.8 million metric tons (MMT), due to a 12 per cent drop in area harvested....
15 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Favourable Rains Forecast for Start of 2013/14 Cropping Season in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - Land preparation is underway for the 2013/14 cropping season (November-June), with planting expected to commence in the following month. Preliminary rainfall forecasts point to normal...
11 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Ginners Target Over 200,000T of Cotton Crops
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's Cotton Ginners Association (CGA) says it is targeting to contract farmers in the country to produce 250,000 tonnes of cotton in the coming cropping season....
19 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Relies on Wheat Imports to Meet Consumption
ZIMBABWE - The USDA's corn production estimate for the 2012/13 MY is 900,000 MT on a harvested area of 960,000 hectares compared to 1.4 million MT produced in the 2011/12 MY from a harvested...
23 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Sugar Production to Increase
ZIMBABWE - USDA forecasts that 3.5 million tons of sugarcane will be harvested in the 2012/13 (April 2012 to March 2013) milling season. ...
09 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Farmers Struggle to Determine Right Planting Time
ZIMBABWE - When hailstorms and heavy downpours hit parts of Zimbabwe in early October, farmers here were quick to begin preparing their land for the traditional planting season. ...
27 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Small-Scale Farmers Choose Tobacco Over Maize
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's small-scale farmers are favouring tobacco over maize because they are paid immediately on delivery, while the Grain Marketing Board (GMB), the state-run cereal distribution...
13 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe to Spend $500 Million for Cereal Imports
ZIMBABWE - At least $500 million is required to import 1.2 million tonnes of maize and 444,000 tonnes of wheat as the 2010/2011 maize production output failed to produce the required two million...
04 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Subsidized Wheat Inputs Not Available as Promised
ZIMBABWE - The country's winter wheat cropping season is under threat amid indications that most farmers are yet to access inputs under Government's recently unveiled $26 million support programme,...
26 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Needs $270M for Maize Imports
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe will need about $270 million to import one million tonnes of maize this year, given a projected shortfall in local output of the staple crop, the Commercial Farmers Union...
23 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Agriculture Sector Projected to Grow in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - The agricultural sector in Zimbabwe is expected to grow if medium term facilities with affordable interests continue being extended to the critical sectors in the country. ...
16 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe More Land in Crop Production in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - More than 666,000 hactares had been put under maize production by December 2010 compared to 530,000 hectares planted in 2009, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr Gideon Gono said. ...
06 January 2011
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Armyworm Swarms Target Maize in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - Large swarms of armyworms invaded farms earlier in the week in northern and eastern Zimbabwe which are the main cropping areas, agriculture officials said....
18 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Govt Urged To Raise Subsidies
ZIMBABWE – Farmers in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe have called on their government to increase subsidies to help make farming more viable....
07 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Sugar Production Set To Double
ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe's sugar industry is expected to more than double its output to 600,000 tonnes next season as a result of larger cane yields and the re-establishment of out-grower cane lands,...
03 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Sugar Output Down 13 per cent
ZIMBABWE – Sugar production in the Southern African nation of Zimbabwe saw significant decline in the last season, which ended in March, due to low cane yields....
28 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Farmers Choose Barley Over Wheat
ZIMBABWE – Many of Zimbabwe's wheat farmers have this year switched to growing barley due to increased backing from contractors and the authorities....
17 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Subsidised Fertiliser Available
ZIMBABWE - Farmers across Zimbabwe can now start buying subsidised fertiliser for winter wheat from Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots. ...
10 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Food Shortages Not Expected
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe is not expected to face food shortages as fears of a drought have been quelled, according to one news provider....
07 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Crop Rotation Promoted
ZIMBABWE - The benefits of crop rotation have been highlighted to farmers in Zimbabwe....
19 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Cereal Output Lower Than National Requirement
ZIMBABWE - The cereal output of Zimbabwe is likely to fall short of national requirements, it has been warned....
08 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Gov't to Pay Farmers Money Owed for Grains
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe government is to pay the US$4.3 million (£2.8 million) owed to farmers who delivered maize and wheat to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) in the 2008-09 season....
26 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Early Planting Can Improve Crop Yields
ZIMBABWE - Farmers in Zimbabwe have been urged to plant their crops early to help ensure bigger yields....
01 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Farmers Urged to Diversify Crops
ZIMBABWE - Farmers in Zimbabwe have been urged to diversify their projects in an effort to counter maize crop production shortfalls....
05 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Rain Improves Crop Condition
ZIMBABWE - Rains across Zimbabwe have slightly improved the condition of crops in most parts of the country....
03 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Drought Will See Increased Maize Imports
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe may have to import more than half the maize it needs this year after the drought destroyed crops....
18 May 2009
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Calls for More Biofuel Crops
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe gvoernment has called for more crops to be produced for biofuels....
31 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Biodiesel Target Set for 2017
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe is planning to replace about 10 per cent of its oil imports with biodiesel from jatropha by 2017....
07 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Bid to Boost Jatropha Planting
ZIMBABWE - The National Oil Company of Zimbabwe (Noczim) has called for contracts with farmers interested in growing jatropha this year to boost the production of biodiesel....
 
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