Potato News from Zimbabwe
Local seed potato research promising in Zimbabwe
November 24, 2022The Zimbabwe Potato Micro-propagation Association (ZPMA) has spearheaded the resuscitation of seed potato production since this stalled around 2008. The current mandate is to substitute imported seed potato.
Farmer in Zimbabwe sues local potato chip manufacturer Cairns Foods over defective potato seed
September 19, 2021Patrick Makuzwa has approached the High Court seeking an order canceling his contract with Cairns Foods and for the food company to compensate him to the value of USD 46 789 50.
Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses
June 24, 2021The prolonged Covid-19 lockdown has brought more harm to potato production that any other crop being produced in Zimbabwe at the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) Trek Antelope Estate in Maphisa, Matabeleland South.
Zimbabwe starts seed potato multiplication to reduce the need for imports
September 29, 2020The government of Zimbabwe, in conjunction with Kutsaga Research Station has embarked on a seed potato multiplication programme from mini-tuber to commercial seed potato.
Pepsico is considering a new snack plant in Zimbabwe, Zambia or Botswana
June 19, 2018According to reports from Zimbabwe, Pepsico is considering a snack plant (Chips and Snacks) in the region consisting of the countries Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.
Potato Chip manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods contracts 1000 farmers in Zimbabwe
October 17, 2017Hanawa Super Foods has contracted over 1 000 farmers to grow potatoes as it moves to cut imports, a company official said.
Zimbabwe potato processor looking to import as the country runs out of potatoes
May 28, 2017Zimbabwe has run out of potatoes for making potato chips, prompting potato chips manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods to request an import permit to buy potatoes from South Africa from the Industry and Commerce ministry.
Zimbabwe: 'Sack Potato a Flop'
August 10, 2014Production of potatoes in sacks has proved to be a non-profitable venture with farmers registering zero to one kilogram per plant, according to Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) president Mr Wonder Chabikwa
Zimbabwe successfully growing potatoes in sacks
November 30, 2013A revolutionarised way of growing potatoes in sacks is set to significantly transform the lives of women and the youth from Harare South in Zimbabwe who have embraced this method in a big way.
Zimbabwe: Outcry Over Imported Potatoes
August 14, 2013The horticulture industry of Zimbabwe is calling for higher import tariffs on imported horticulture products to avert the collapse of the local industry.
Zimbabwe: Seed Potato Farmers frustrated by High Costs of Production
October 21, 2011Beneficiaries of the land reform programme who are producing potato seed in Nyanga (Zimbabwe) have expressed concern over high costs of production. This, the farmers say, was making it difficult for resource-poor but interested farmers to break into t...