Economy

A New Chinese bulk fertilizer blending plant has been commissioned in Zimbabwe

– Zimbabwe requires 300,000 tonnes of top dressing and 300,000 tonnes of basal dressing but due to limited production locally, most of the fertiliser is imported. A new bulk fertiliser blending plant, with a capacity of 300 tonnes per day, has been commissioned in Norton, located 45 kilometers southwest of the capital, John Cassim reports […]

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Zimbabwean Farmers Forced to Sell Livestock at Meager Prices as Drought Takes Toll

– Amidst Devastating Drought, Matabeleland North Farmers Face Dire Choices to Secure Food John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Amidst the harsh realities of a drought-induced crisis, farmers in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe, are reluctantly parting with their livestock at rock-bottom prices, signaling the depth of their desperation for sustenance. Renowned for its arid climate ideal for

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Blessing in disguise as climate change-induced demand for green energy places Zimbabwe’s lithium mining at the top

– The increased demand for green minerals, as well as the electrification and decarbonization thrust driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is primarily fuelled by lithium, President Mnangagwa said. John Cassim Lithium open cast mining at Kamativi. Harare, Zimbabwe – The global demand for green energy as a climate change mitigation measure has positioned Zimbabwean lithium

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Documentary Exposes Redwing Mine: An Enigma of Gold Production in Zimbabwe 

-The unchecked expansion of mining operations has resulted in accidents, loss of livelihoods, and environmental degradation. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe –  Redwing Mine, a once-thriving symbol of Zimbabwe’s gold production, now stands as a testament to the challenges of accountability, resource governance, and the need for youth involvement in the mining sector. A recent documentary

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Electricity generation on Lake Kariba remains ‘stressed’ owing to drought

– Given that the outcome of the rainfall forecast is generally below normal, the Authority has maintained the 16 BCM water allocation for the year 2024, Zambezi River Authority revealed. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has reported that electricity generation on Lake Kariba could remain suppressed following a decline of

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Zimbabwean youths face head on, El Nino induced challenges through organic farming. 

– “I would say that IKS has helped me a lot to increase my tomato production during this El Nino phase,” a young farmer said John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – In the midst of complaints that the El Nino phenomenon has hindered the agricultural activities of many in southern Africa, young people in Zimbabwe have

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Zambia Declares The Prolonged Dry-spell A National Disaster, And Emergency.

Harare, Zimbabwe – Zambia has declared the drought the country is currently going through a national disaster, with President Hakainde Hichilema saying the lack of rains has devastated the agricultural sector, affecting more than one million families. The following is what the Zambian President said: Fellow citizens, Today, with a heavy heart, we address you

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Nurturing Growth: The Vital Role of Organic Certification for Small-Scale Farmers in Zimbabwe

Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability in the Heart of Agriculture By: Zvikomborero Machinga In the verdant landscapes of Zimbabwe, small-scale farmers are cultivating more than just crops; they are sowing the seeds of a sustainable agricultural future. Embracing organic farming practices not only benefits the environment but also opens doors to global markets. However, for

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Zimbabwe says elephant trophy hunting is meant to reduce human-wildlife conflicts.

– The animals themselves will assist in the generation of funds to assist these communities, Zimbabwean minister said. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwean government has announced plans to introduce a new hunting quota meant to contain the elephant population as the country battles with increased reports, of human-wildlife conflict. The state-run ZBC news

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