By Adeva Machiso Gwenzi.
With an estimated 46% increase in registered growers this year, the tobacco marketing season is expected to see an increased number of farmers delivering their crop to the tobacco sales floors.
Mashonaland Central Province registered the highest number of growers, with as many as 63 909 farmers from the total 169 328 farmers.
By Adeva Gwenzi
In January, ZFU officers together with representative from Cottco, Cotton Value Adders Association, Ministry of Industry Commerce and Enterprise Development and Cotton Research Institute took part in a study visit on promoting cotton by-products technologies which took place in Nagpur India,
Have you ever heard of soilless farming, Clive Nyapokoto takes us through a rather new agricultural technology called vermi- aquaponics?
What is vermi-aquaponics?
This Smart integrated organic agriculture, vermi-aquaponics system (VA system) in an integration of independent organic farming components with ICT technologies into one self-sustainable farming system.
How does it work?
The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union sine 2015 has been implementing the ZFU Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) Empowerment and Entrepreneurship project with funding from Barclays Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and irrigation Development through Agritex Department and the Livestock Production Department (LPD).
The conference aims to discuss key concerns and issues around trade arrangements and practices; identify and discuss key elements to consider in pursuing a trade-driven agricultural transformation agenda and create an opportunity for farmer leaders in southern Africa to better understand the rules, regulations, and key processes (e.g. negotiations and dispute settlements) within which trade happens at global, continental and regional levels as well as in between countries.
The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union, as the leading farmer representative body which strives to provide exclusive member services to ensure that members produce enough to sustain the nation.
For the longest time farmers have been complaining about high cost of production, in a bid to cushion members, ZFU is reviving its discount facility to members.
Who can save us from the effects of climate change? But who caused it in the first place?
We are part and parcel of the problem, we are part and parcel of the solution, but if we do no act we suffer the most.
Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices.
The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union (ZFU) would like to note the following:
- ZFU is not yet a member of the Federation of Farmers Unions (FoFU) that was launched on the 21st of September 2017 in Harare.
- ZFU is still consulting with its members on this matter and once the consultation process, which will wind up with a Referendum is over, a position will then be communicated.
The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union partnered Ecofarmer and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in a project titled Scaling Up Climate Resilient Solutions (CRSs) for small holder farmers in Zimbabwe.
The project aims at enhancing productivity and adaptation of agriculture to a changing climate.