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Promote production and facilitate marketing of horticultural products, livestock, grains, pulses and oil seeds.

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Horticulture recovery plan gets huge boost

https://www.herald.co.zw/horticulture-recovery-plan-gets-huge-boost/     

Oct. 7, 2020

Production of fruit, vegetables and other horticulture products for export are to be revived and the sector expanded with major investment from the private sector and the Government under the Horticulture Recovery and Growth Plan drafted by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement. This dovetails with the national Vision 2030, aimed at achieving an upper middle-income status by that year, through transformation of agriculture from a US$5,2 billion to US$8 billion sector.

Previous Updates

Roll out of oil seed production scheme

Herald

    

Nov. 26, 2018

Government has mobilised funding to roll out massive production of oilseed crops to meet local oil needs within four years, President Mnangagwa has said.

The major project will see thousands of hectares being cleared in Matabeleland South, Save Valley and the Zambezi Valley, including Kanyemba and Binga.

Roll out of a Piggery Scheme

Herald

    

June 8, 2020

President Mnangagwa recently launched a piggery scheme under his Presidential Livestock Inputs Support Programme that will see beneficiaries each borrowing two sows and a boar on a free loan.

After the first litter, a beneficiary is expected to pass the pigs to the next approved person.

Launching of the Zimbabwe Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion project (ZIM-SHEP)

Herald

    

May 2, 2019

Government has launched the Zimbabwe Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion project (ZIM-SHEP) which is expected to boost production and improve livelihoods of people in farming communities.

It will contribute towards the realisation of the national vision of a middle income economy by 2030.

Roll out of the Presidential Heifer pass on Scheme in Masvingo and Mutare

Herald

    

June 2, 2020

One hundred-and-ninety-four farmers who lost their cattle to Theileriosis (January Disease) in Masvingo and Manicaland will benefit from the Presidential Heifer Pass-on Scheme that was launched at Taguta Farm in Chipinge. 

The scheme is part of the broader Presidential Livestock Inputs Support Programme. 

Setting aside of free small grain seed for the 2019/2020 Agricultural Season

Herald

    

Oct. 7, 2019

Government has set aside 15 000 tonnes of traditional grain seed to sponsor farmers willing to grow the crop in the 2019/2020 cropping season.

Experts say the country will receive normal rains with a bias to below normal in the upcoming cropping season and Government has since encouraged farmers to go for drought-resistant crops to ensure food security.

Approved the maize, wheat and soya-bean production recovery plan.

Herald

    

Feb. 27, 2020

Cabinet considered and approved the maize, wheat and soyabean production recovery plan. The recovery plan is an extract of the Agriculture and Food Systems Transformation Strategy, which seeks to achieve over US$8 billion Gross Agriculture Production Value by 2023.

Approval of lucrative Maize Producer Floor Price for the 2019-2020 marketing season

Herald

    

Feb. 27, 2020

Cabinet considered and approved the maize producer floor price for the remainder of the 2019-2020 marketing season as presented by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement as Acting Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Food Security and Nutrition (CFSN).

Production of 5 million doses of Newcastle disease vaccines.

Herald

    

Dec. 18, 2019

Five (5) million doses of Newcastle disease vaccines were produced.

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) was unbundled and privatized into 2 entities.

Herald

    

March 28, 2019

The Public Enterprise Reform Programme by Government is already paying off, with Silo Food Industries set for operations following the de-merger of the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) into two companies. As part of the State Enterprises reform, GMB was unbundled into the Strategic Grain Reserve and the Silo Food Industries. The government's equity holding in Silo Food Industries will be 26%. 

US$1.9B Livestock growth plan approved

https://agrinews.co.zw/live-stock/2020/26/2557-us1-9b-livestock-growth-plan-approved/

 

    

Aug. 26, 2020

Key strategies of the Livestock Development Plan entail the following: an animal nutrition programme; a genetics improvement programme; an animal health programme; a climate change adaptation and small stock programme; the development of market and trade infrastructure; and resource mobilization