Archive for May 2012

ZFU Weekly Market Guide – A useful tool for agricultural commodity market players

21 May 2012 Did you know that Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union (ZFU) produces a highly informative market guide packed with market data information ranging from commodity prices to buyers and sellers looking for various commodities across the country in Zimbabwe? You can request your own copy from: Zimbabwe Farmers Union ...

Zaka Goes for Tabasco Chili

21 May 2012 SAMP in partnership with Better Agriculture and Agritex, with funding provided by Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), has introduced Tabasco chili in Fube Panganai Irrigation scheme in Zaka under contract growing as a potentially high cash generating crop. Tabasco chilies are used to make ...

Zaka Super Seeds to hit the market in 2012 season

21 May 2012 SAMP, in partnership with The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) has for the past two seasons (2010-2012) been working with Zaka communal famers in Masvingo, Seed services, Crop Breeding institute, Agricultural Research Council, Plant Protection Unit, CADS and Agritex in setting ...

Cotton indicative prices – the reality

21 May 2012 The Agricultural Marketing Authority on Sunday the 13th of May 2012 through an advertisement notice, announced indicative cotton prices for the 2012 buying season, however discussion are still ongoing between the farmer unions and the cotton ginners. It seems that there is a stalemate ...

SAMP to roll out its web based data base in July 2012

21 May 2012 SAMP is currently developing data base for use by all its partners in capturing and analysis of all project related data. The data base is expected to be rolled out after June 2012 following a one month period of Software and Database testing.

Crop Situation

16 May 2012 Harvesting of most crops continues. Tobacco prices continued to be favourable. Though wheat planting is now due, not much activity has been seen. The Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA) has given indicative minimum prices for seed cotton as follows (USc/kg): Grade A 48 – 50; Grade B 44 – 48; Grade C 40 – 43; Grade D 36 – 39. “The above prices were arrived at after taking into consideration farmers’ and ginners’ production costs, the price of lint on the international market and other market fundamentals. It should be noted that ...

GMB rates

16 May 2012 Maize @ $285/tonne Wheat @$466/tonne Soya beans @ $500/tonne Sugar beans @ $800/tonne Extract from the ZFU Weekly Market Guide Issue No. 80. May 11th, 2012

Rainfall Situation

16 May 2012 No rainfall activities have been recorded throughout the week. Extract from the ZFU Weekly Market Guide Issue No. 80. May 11th, 2012

Rainfall Situation

8 May 2012 No rainfall activities have been recorded throughout the week in all provinces signalling the end of summer while low temperatures show signs of the winter season. Extract from the ZFU Weekly Market Guide Issue No. 29. May 4th, 2012

GMB rates

8 May 2012 Maize @ $285/tonne Wheat @$466/tonne Soya beans @ $500/tonne Sugar beans @ $800/tonne Extract from the ZFU Weekly Market Guide Issue No. 29. May 4th, 2012