Govt misses its 400k hectares target on command agric

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Government’s much hyped command agriculture being spearheaded by vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa who chairs the cabinet committee on food security failed to reach its targeted hectarage of 400 000 under maize, planting only 240k missing 157k. Appearing before the agriculture committee Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Ringson Chikosi told the committee that 36 000 farmers had … Continue reading Govt misses its 400k hectares target on command agric

Hon. Joseph Made is regarded as the worst Minister of Agriculture ever!

By Nyasha N Mukapiko The chaotic land reform program that was characterized by black farmers grabbing white owned commercial farms back in the year 2 000 affected seed producing companies as  most farmers lacked the knowledge then, DuPont Pioneer Zimbabwe country manager revealed on Tuesday. DuPont Pioneer Zimbabwe Country Manager Temba Robert Nkatazo was briefing the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation during a … Continue reading Hon. Joseph Made is regarded as the worst Minister of Agriculture ever!

Beans from my farm helped me win the Norton by election – Mliswa

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Recently crowned Norton legislator Hon Temba Mliswa who beat rival Zanu-PF candidate Ronald Chindedza last week on Tuesday revealed that proceeds from his 800 hectares Spring farm located in Karoi had helped him cling to victory in the last month by-election. Mliswa was contributing to the Land Commission Bill, tabled by the Lands Minister Douglas Mombeshora which went through second reading. … Continue reading Beans from my farm helped me win the Norton by election – Mliswa

Mhondoro Mubaira MP diverting drought relief Maize for vote buying-Mliswa.

Nyasha N Mukapiko Zanu PF legislator for Mhondoro Mubaira George Gangarahwe is diverting drought relief maize meant for his constituency to Norton residents for allegedly vote buying, former Zanu PF for Mashonaland West province Temba Mliswa hinted on Tuesday. Mliswa who is contesting as an independent candidate against Zanu PF’s Ronald Chandedza echoed the sentiments while giving an update on the Norton by-election scheduled for … Continue reading Mhondoro Mubaira MP diverting drought relief Maize for vote buying-Mliswa.

GMB duping farmers of their hard earned cash

By Nyasha N. Mukapiko In one of the Parliament question and answer sessions last week, Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Dr Joseph Made exposed the ills within the countries’ grain depot, Grain Marketing Board (GMB) when he revealed that farmers were doomed payment upon misplacing receipts. Minister Made was responding to a motion which had been moved by Mabel Kaundikiza, Zanu-PF legislator for … Continue reading GMB duping farmers of their hard earned cash