Zim get $8mln EU irrigation grant

MUTARE, April 1 (The Source) – The European Union has extended a $7,8 million grant to rehabilitate nearly 20 irrigation projects in two provinces, in a bid to boost the country’s agricultural output, an official said on Tuesday. Manicaland provincial administrator Fungai Mbetsa said a… Read More

AMA seeks $155 million loans for grain

HARARE, March 25 (The Source) – The Agriculture Marketing Authority (AMA) is seeking $155 million to fund the purchase of maize for the Grain Marketing Board, Parliament heard on Tuesday. Presenting oral evidence before the parliamentary portfolio committee on lands, AMA chief executive, Rockie Mutenha said… Read More

Poultry industry grows 17pct

BULAWAYO, March 24  (The Source) – The poultry industry in Zimbabwe grew by 17 percent in 2013, after producing over 64 million broiler day old chicks, from 55 million in the previous year, an industry official said. “The poultry industry continues to achieve new highs.… Read More

Govt issues new land A1 land permits

HARARE, March 17 (The Source) – Government will give new permits with an indefinite tenure to smallholder farmers who received land seized from white farmers after cancelling initial offer letters over allegations of corruption. According to a new statutory instrument in the Government Gazette published… Read More