Cash Cows in Shurugwi: How fatted cows have given farmers cause to celebrate

Cattle in Zimbabwe Cattle farming remains one of the most profitable ventures in Zimbabwean agriculture and is viable around the country as demand for beef continues to rise. Both larger commercial farms and communal farms contribute to national beef production and high monetary value is placed on cattle across Zimbabwe. However, not only is farming … Continue reading Cash Cows in Shurugwi: How fatted cows have given farmers cause to celebrate

Rural agro-dealers: A vital link in the agriculture value chain

The transformation of subsistence agriculture in Africa holds tremendous promise for catalysing economic growth and creating employment opportunities. The need for agribusiness development in Zimbabwe is undeniable, especially for its largely rural population. Rural agro-dealers continue to play a critical role in the agricultural input supply chain by selling both crop and livestock input to … Continue reading Rural agro-dealers: A vital link in the agriculture value chain

Savings, loans and links to markets

EXTRA (Extension and Training for Rural Agriculture) is a consortium by Welthungerhilfe (WHH). It supports farmers through Internal Savings and Loans (ISALs) and through supporting the links between farmer and market. EXTRA operates in Kwekwe, Gokwe South and Shurugwi districts. For further information contact Jack Jackson, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Welthunderhilfe, +263 4 795768 or … Continue reading Savings, loans and links to markets