Nestlé – Fostering Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

By Vimbai Ruvengo (ZiMunda Farming Magazine) World Milk Day at Malwatte Farm, Marondera. In 2001, World Milk Day – June 1 was established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) to recognise the importance of milk as a global food, and to celebrate the dairy sector. The dairy industry worldwide …

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Batch vs Continual Mixed Flow Grain Drying

BY CORPCORD INVESTMENTS Continuous technological innovations have paved the way for advances in agri-processing equipment, allowing farmers a wider variety of options when choosing grain drying equipment. The improved technology available today places farmers firmly in control of their drying costs and quality control. The affordability of the equipment as well as the cost-saving parameter …

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Winter Tillage

By Doug McClymont The fortunate thing about winter tillage is that there is irrigation available to help with the situation. Winter crops in Zimbabwe have to be grown under irrigation so with this asset available one has total freedom to choose the method of tillage. The larger field crops grown include wheat and barley while …

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Ideal Environmental Conditions For Dairy Cows

Hot environments affect the performance of dairy cows both directly and indirectly. To attain the fullest genetic performance, environmental conditions and diets should be modified. Thermal factors consist of air temperature, humidity, air movement, and radiation rate. In lactation Holstein cows, the comfortable temperature is within the range 4-24⁰C. The effects of heat stress on …

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Troubleshooting In Tobacco Float Seedling Production

Production of tobacco seedlings using float trays is an excellent and proven way of producing even, well-hardened seedlings with a vigorous root system that enables seedlings to take off faster and withstand extended periods without water in the field. In this current season, a large number of growers have adopted the floating tray system for …

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Infertility A Major Problem in Poultry Production

Fast fact: If proper care of poultry is taken, farmers can make more money from their eggs and their customers will enjoy better quality poultry products.   Poultry products are an important source of income for many small scale farmers in Zimbabwe. Many people like to eat poultry meat and eggs because they have a good taste …

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