AFDB and Govt launch high iron bean project

AFDB and Govt launch high iron bean project

By Malcolm Meja Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural settlement Ringston Chitsiko, in Collaboration with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), within the framework of the African Development Bank (AfDB), launched the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT). The multi-national project titled “Promoting High Iron Beans in Zimbabwe” with focus on High Iron Bean value chain in the capital. The DR&SS under the Min. of Lands and Agriculture will be the leading institution. The bean compact project is being implemented in 8 African countries namely…

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Chitando eyes US$12b mining revenue

Chitando eyes US$12b mining revenue

By Staff Reporters  OUTGOING minister of mines Winston Chitando says mining sector revenue is likely to increase to US$12b by 2023 from US$2.5b recorded in 2017. Chitando said the growth will be spurred by growth in the gold and diamond sectors. He said the coal bed methane gas deposits coupled with vast coal deposits in the country will enable the nation to be diesel self sufficient by 2030. Chitando said that the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has built significant capacity in diamond production through a successful transition from alluvial…

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ZRBF promotes tech for greater yields

ZRBF promotes tech for greater yields

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) is carrying out activities that help communities and small holder farmers survive in the era of changing climate conditions dominated by high temperature and drought. Its operations are largely confined to the arid regions of the country namely Nkayi, Umzingwane, Bubi, Chiredzi among a host of other districts. ZRBF hopes through its interventions to promote value chain activities and financial services usage such as savings, credit and insurance. According to ZRBF research technician Mthulisi Maya one way of improving yields among…

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