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GMB Announces Timely Farmer Payments and Updated Market Prices

GMB Announces Timely Farmer Payments and Updated Market Prices

Harare, Zimbabwe – June 13, 2024: The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has released some big news on payments to farmers.

FAO Green Jobs Initiative Empowers Rural Youth in Zimbabwe

FAO Green Jobs Initiative Empowers Rural Youth in Zimbabwe

Harare, 10 June 2024 — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe and the Korea International Cooperation Agency, has completed the Green Jobs for Rural Youth Employment learning event.

Unveiling the Potential of Your Farm: Insights Inspired by “The Magic of Thinking Big

Unveiling the Potential of Your Farm: Insights Inspired by “The Magic of Thinking Big

The life of a farmer is a unique blend of challenges and triumphs, deeply rooted in tradition yet always looking forward. You can purchase the book from Amazon through our affiliate link: https://amzn.to/4bO2iek

Enhancing Beef Production in Zimbabwe through Calf Fattening Ventures

Enhancing Beef Production in Zimbabwe through Calf Fattening Ventures

Calf fattening is an effective method for increasing beef production by raising young cattle in controlled farm environments. 

The Vital Role of Field Days for Farmers: Cultivating Knowledge, Community, and Innovation

The Vital Role of Field Days for Farmers: Cultivating Knowledge, Community, and Innovation

In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, staying ahead requires more than just hard work and dedication; it demands continuous learning and adaptation. 

A Guide to Baby Corn Production: An Integrated Crop Solution

A Guide to Baby Corn Production: An Integrated Crop Solution

Baby corn, the unfertilized and undeveloped cobs of the maize plant, is a quick and inexpensive crop to grow, making it well suited as a rotational crop in any horticultural operation. 

From Our Fields to Your Inbox: Common Mistakes Farmers Make

From Our Fields to Your Inbox: Common Mistakes Farmers Make

Hey farmers! Ever wondered what you might be missing or what common pitfalls to avoid? We recently asked this very question on Facebook, and the response was overwhelming! From seasoned veterans to enthusiastic newcomers, Zimbabwean farmers came together to share their insights.

Where Does It All Go? Understanding Poor Financial Management on the Farm

Where Does It All Go? Understanding Poor Financial Management on the Farm

As farmers, we pour our sweat, time, and resources into nurturing our land and livestock, hoping for a bountiful harvest and financial stability.

Achieving Full Parity in Agriculture: A Guide to Sustainable Farming

Achieving Full Parity in Agriculture: A Guide to Sustainable Farming

In the world of agriculture, the concept of ‘parity’ is fundamental to the sustainability and profitability of a farming operation. 

Don't Wing It: Why Farm Accounts Are the Key to Your Success

Don't Wing It: Why Farm Accounts Are the Key to Your Success

Running a farm goes way beyond just planting seeds and raising animals. It's a complex business, and just like any other business, success hinges on good financial management. That's where keeping farm accounts comes in. It's not just about staying organized; it's the cornerstone of making smart decisions and building a thriving farm.

Tomato Production, It's all in the balance

Tomato Production, It's all in the balance

During the life cycle of tomato production there are different stages that the plants go through, this need to be managed or manipulated by the grower. This can be expressed as the generative or vegetative stages of the plant. Wrong decisions made at the beginning of a crop can affect the crop throughout its production cycle.

Protecting Cattle from Hidden Dangers: Dr. Kibet's Case and Lessons for Livestock Owners

Protecting Cattle from Hidden Dangers: Dr. Kibet's Case and Lessons for Livestock Owners

Dr. Kibet's (@lenna_kibet) astonishing discovery of a cow with a stomach full of nails, nets, clothes, and other foreign objects has sent shockwaves through the farming community. This alarming case highlights a serious and often overlooked threat to livestock health. While some might question the cause, the science is clear: cows are indiscriminate feeders, and accidental ingestion poses a significant risk.

Farm Business Money is Not Your Personal Money

Farm Business Money is Not Your Personal Money

Farming is a unique blend of passion and practicality. The land is in your blood, but to keep the legacy alive, you need the business savvy of any entrepreneur. A cornerstone of that savvy is understanding the rigid line between the money you earn and the money your farm earns. Tempted to treat them as the same? Here's why that's a path to trouble and how to do things the right way.

FAO and ZAMCOM Forge Partnership to Secure Sustainable Future for Zambezi Region

FAO and ZAMCOM Forge Partnership to Secure Sustainable Future for Zambezi Region

HARARE, ZIMBABWE – In a pivotal move towards addressing the interwoven challenges of climate change, water scarcity, and food insecurity, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) have joined forces. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) solidifies their shared commitment to fostering resilience across the vital Zambezi Watercourse Region.

SADC Member States meet to validate Regional Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

SADC Member States meet to validate Regional Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Cape Town, South Africa: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC), have organized a three-day workshop to validate the SADC Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan (SBSAP); developed with technical and financial support of FAO under the European Union (EU) funded Capacity Building Related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries Phase 3 (ACP-MEAs 3) project.

Essential Chick Management: Your Key to Poultry Success

Essential Chick Management: Your Key to Poultry Success

Successful poultry farming doesn't happen by chance. It rests on a foundation of sound management, starting from the birds' earliest days.

Hold Your Horses Why Not ALL Farm Advice is Good Advice

Hold Your Horses Why Not ALL Farm Advice is Good Advice

The internet, chatty neighbours over the fence, online forums…the flow of tips, shortcuts, and 'must-do-now' advice never seems to stop.

Upholding Agricultural Integrity: Zimbabwe’s Battle Against Unlawful Livestock Movement

Upholding Agricultural Integrity: Zimbabwe’s Battle Against Unlawful Livestock Movement

In the serene landscapes of Manicaland province, an incident has recently unfolded that underscores a pressing challenge within Zimbabwe’s agricultural framework.

Beef School 2024: A New Chapter of Learning and Growth Beckons

Beef School 2024: A New Chapter of Learning and Growth Beckons

The much-loved Zimbabwe Herd Book (@Zimherdbook) is all set to bring the much-anticipated Beef School for the year 2024.

How to Start a Feedlot Operation: A Guide for Cattle Farmers

How to Start a Feedlot Operation: A Guide for Cattle Farmers

Feedlotting is a way of fattening cattle in a confined space with a balanced ration of grains and hay.

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