Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. Farming and water Sibangani Ngwenya raises his arm to show how tall his maize should be standing in a normal March, but a lack of rain means his crop will be a write-off this year. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260413/farming_and_water_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT The grain harvest ZIMBABWE could face another bleak winter wheat cropping season after it emerged that the government is still making frantic efforts to raise $80 million to grow the cereal, barely two weeks before plantation of the early crop begins. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250413/the_grain_harvest_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT The expanding poultry business The poultry business had become so lucrative at the height of the country’s economic crisis that Air Zimbabwe and the Civil Aviation Authority decided to get into the business and fly out day-old chicks to earn forex. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240413/the_expanding_poultry_business_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Tell Mugabwe to sell his bloody US$40 million palace and 27,000 hectares and give them nothing Government has pleaded with the European Union to intervene and help fund the ailing agriculture sector. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180413/tell_mugabwe_to_sell_his_bloody_us_million_palace_and__hectares_and_give_them_nothing.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farming According to the president of Zimbabwe Poultry Producers, Solomon Zawe, the demand of day-old chicks (DOC) is going up every day and the association has a production target of 100 million day-old chicks this year. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220213/poultry_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Halt to Farm siezures Senior minister in President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) has announced an end to the seizure of foreign-owned farms protected under the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090113/halt_to_farm_siezures_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry breeding Zimbabwean agro-conglomerate, CFI Holdings, has commissioned some environmentally-controlled broiler houses at its Glenara Estates, which will see its breeding capacity increase by 35%. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/181212/poultry_breeding_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farming in Equatorial Guinea The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations announced plans to invest $3 million to develop poultry farming in Equatorial Guinea. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/061212/poultry_farming_in_equatorial_guinea_.aspx meatpoultry.com Thu, 06 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Stock theft epidemic MORE than 16 000 suspects have been arrested this year for stocktheft and other related cases as police continue their crackdown on cattle rustlers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/051212/stock_theft_epidemic_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Shortage of fertiliser Zimbabwe is facing a shortage of fertilisers with manufacturers having produced only 252,488 tonnes against national requirement of 600,000 tonnes, Zimbabwe news agency New Ziana reported. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/121112/shortage_of_fertiliser_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT The country is to good for them Agricultural revival in Zimbabwe is the trigger for creating a virtuous cycle of wealth creation not only in Zimbabwe, but in the SADC region as a whole. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/141112/the_country_is_to_good_for_them_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farming sector grows Performance of the agriculture sector has improved from 0.9 percent in 2010/11 to 3 percent in 2011/12. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/121112/farming_sector_grows_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Another bad harvest Another bad harvest http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270912/another_bad_harvest_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Brutal savage natives bring it on themselves Brutal savage natives bring it on themselves http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260912/_brutal_savage_natives_bring_it_on_themselves.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Drop in cotton harvest Zimbabwe's cotton production has dropped by about 1600 kilogrammes per hectare compared to last year, according to the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300812/drop_in_cotton_harvest_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Drop in wheat production Zimbabwe wheat production has fell by over 5000 hectares compared to last year as a result of governments' failure to avail the promised US$20 million input support scheme to farmers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300712/drop_in_wheat_production_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 04 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farm theft on a grand scale Zimbabwe’s government will not pay any compensation to white farmers for land seized since the 2000 agrarian reforms, according to a new draft constitution. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310712/farm_theft_on_a_grand_scale_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Government buys all cotton The Zimbabwean government has declared itself the sole buyer of cotton in the country, as the four-month price war between farmers and merchants over the price of the crop rages on. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230712/governmennt_buys_all_cotton.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT The Mugabe dairy farm Grace Mugabe has increased the type of dairy products her farm produces and is now selling sour milk at the OK Bazaars. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180712/the_mugabe_dairy_farm_.aspx allafrica.com Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Cattle rustlers get jail time The syndicate was busted in June by Guruve police after they tracked down a suspicious Harare taxi that had been visiting the area frequently. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160712/cattle_rustlers_get_jail_time_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Cotton farming Amos Mhodzi (63) has been growing cotton on his piece of land since he was a teenager and over the years he has mastered the art of growing the “white gold”. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210612/cotton_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Buying cattle on credit According to Bernama.com, under the scheme, farmers are expected to pay a minimum of 35 USD per month over a period of five years for 10 head of cattle, an official of the Cattle Ownership Trust, Rutendo Moyo, told New Ziana. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180612/buying_cattle_on_credit_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Buying cattle on finance Farmers in Zimbabwe will be able to buy cattle through monthly instalments under a scheme launched by the Cattle Ownership Trust to help boost livestock production. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/150612/buying_cattle_on_finance_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Big problems for poultry farmers Zimbabwe’s farmers are losing around one million broiler eggs per month due to power cuts and disconnections. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130612/big_problems_for_poulty_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Cobb Africa technical school Nine African countries, 100 delegates, at Cobb Africa technical school http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310512/cobb_africa_technical_school.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 31 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Cobb Africa technical school hosted by Irvine’s Zimbabwe More than 100 delegates from nine African countries took part in a three-day Cobb technical school organised by Cobb Africa and run at Irvine’s Zimbabwe at Harare. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210512/cobb_africa_technical_school_hosted_by_irvines_zimbabwe.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sat, 26 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Cleaning up poultry farms Deputy Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Mwenya Musenge has given a six-month ultimatum to management at Hybrid Poultry in Kitwe to ensure that the welfare of employees is improved. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070512/cleaning_up_poultry_farms_.aspx 5mpublishing Mon, 07 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Zanu pf on heifer project Robert Mugabe's political party Zanu Pf has hi-jaked Non Governmental Organisations' programs that are aimed at bringing aid to the rural folks in a bid to hoodwink the masses ahead of the envisaged elections. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040512/zanu_pf_on_heifer_project.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 04 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Zanu Pf taking over ngo’s heifer projects After Heifer International Zimbabwe started their project of giving the rural population heifers in the Midlands Province of the country, Political party activists who are Zanu Pf cadres are gracing the occasions hoodwinking the masses that Zanu Pf is behind the initiatives. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040512/zanu_pf_taking_over_ngos_heifer_projects__.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 04 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT More problems on the farm Government will never allow white former commercial farmers ousted under the Land Reform Programme to return, Zanu-PF secretary for land reforms and resettlement Cde Ignatius Chombo has said. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300412/more_problems_on_the_farm.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT More trouble on the farm For more than 10 consecutive years since President Robert Mugabe's government embarked on a land reform program targeting white farmers, Zimbabwe will have to import food this year to avert hunger as its new farmers can not produce enough. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250412/more_trouble_on_the_farm_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Trouble on the farm Nendanga shakes his head as he watches his wilting crop from the shade of his hut. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250412/trouble_on_the_farm_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Boost for poultry farmers Emka completes large-scale projects http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200412/boost_for_poultry_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Problems on the farm The Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) has warned that Zimbabwe is facing a "major crisis," after a third of the country's maize crops were declared a write off. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060412/problems_on_the_farm_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Tobacco farming problems Zimbabwe Farmers Union Director, Paul Zakariya, said the decentralization of auction floors would minimize the costs and improve the quality of the crop. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230212/tobacco_farming_problems_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Tobacco farming Zimbabwe Farmers Union Director, Paul Zakariya, said the decentralization of auction floors would minimize the costs and improve the quality of the crop. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240212/tobacco_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Nestles and dairy cows Nestle Zimbabwe's project to boost milk production is now in full swing with the company distributing 100 imported heifers to new farmers joining the programme. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200212/nestles_and_dairy_cows_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Down on the farm According to statistics released by Agritex, maize planted between November and December last year covered 379 993 ha compared to 247 000 ha put under the staple crop this season. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160212/down_on_the_farm.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sat, 18 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farm groups unites The Zimbabwe Farmers Union has joined hands with the Commercial Farmers Union in the promotion of commodity associations that encourage crop specialisation in farming activities. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030212/farm_groups_unites_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT US$100 million farm bill GOVERNMENT yesterday launched US$100 million Agricultural Marketing Authority Bills to buy inputs for farmers for the 2012 season. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/201211/zimbabwe___us_million_farm_bill.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Climate change and farming As she surveys her small, bare plot in Zimbabwe’s capital, farmer Janet Vambe knows something serious is happening, even if she has never heard of climate change. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/131211/climate_change_and_faring.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sat, 17 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT The ruination of tobacco farming Robert Mugabe devastated Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry in 2000 by driving white farmers off their land and giving it to his allies. Now British American Tobacco Plc is profiting from tobacco grown on those properties. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/151211/the_ruination_of_tobacco_farming_.aspx bloomberg Sat, 17 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT More farming trouble The Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) has blamed the chaotic land grab campaign for the current food shortages in the country, saying destructive land policies have "shattered" Zimbabwe's agriculture. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/131211/more_farming_trouble_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Turning the clock back on farming Zimbabwe's controversial land reform faring now http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/091211/turnig_the_clock_back_on_farming.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT A look at the poultry industry “Broiler chicken lots contain no more than 100 chickens as I am not able to manage bigger projects given my advanced age and my swollen knee. The chicken lots are separated by a three week age difference to maintain a constant supply of chickens to the ever growing market. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/181111/a_look_at_the_poultry_industry_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Poultry feed problems The Poultry Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ) has warned poultry producers against buying stockfeeds from unregistered vendors and numerous hardware’s that have sprouted, as some of the feeds were fake. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/071111/poultry_feed_problems_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 13 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Chinese farm investment CHINA has donated food worth US$14 million to Zimbabwe to help people in districts affected by drought last farming season. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/131011/chinese_farm_investment_0.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 13 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Cattle rustling Women from North Rift pastoral communities have launched a joint venture to contain cattle rustling.The women, drawn from Pokot, Marakwet, Turkana and Samburu communities, will undertake common business enterprises to boost peaceful co-existence and improve food security in the region. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/041011/cattle_rustling_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 09 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Farm evictions The Commercial Farmers Union confirmed the evictions but declined to identify the affected farmers or disclose their locations, fearing reprisal attacks after a farmer was murdered on his property last week. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/071011/farm_evictions_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Tobacco farming Agriculture experts estimate that it costs between US$4 500 and US$5 000 to grow a hectare of tobacco and that, owing to very low yields, most of Zimbabwe’s “new farmers” are currently struggling to realise significant profits. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220911/tobacco_farming.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT