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Local seed potato research promising in Zimbabwe.

Local seed potato research promising in Zimbabwe

November 24, 2022
The 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 seed potatoes

Farmer in Zimbabwe sues local potato chip manufacturer Cairns Foods over defective potato seed

September 19, 2021
Patrick 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.
ARDA Antelope Estate manager Mr Alec Chinyayi

Zimbabwe: Matabeleland South Potato Producer Laments Lockdown Induced Losses

June 24, 2021
The 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.
Mr Oswell Mharapara, business development and marketing executive at Kutsaga Research Station in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe starts seed potato multiplication to reduce the need for imports

September 29, 2020
The government of Zimbabwe, in conjunction with Kutsaga Research Station has embarked on a seed potato multiplication programme from mini-tuber to commercial seed potato.
The potential snack plant would fall under Simba South Africa, a subsidiary of PepsiCo.

Pepsico is considering a new snack plant in Zimbabwe, Zambia or Botswana

June 19, 2018
According to reports from Zimbabwe, Pepsico is considering a snack plant (Chips and Snacks) in the region consisting of the countries Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.
VP Mnangagwa & several ministers tour Hanawa Super Foods early October 2017 as the company is officially commissioned.

Potato Chip manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods contracts 1000 farmers in Zimbabwe

October 17, 2017
Hanawa Super Foods has contracted over 1 000 farmers to grow potatoes as it moves to cut imports, a company official said.
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Mike Bimba, Minister of Industry & Commerce of Zimbabwe touring potato chips manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods earlier this month.
(Courtesy: twitter @harare_post)

Zimbabwe potato processor looking to import as the country runs out of potatoes

May 28, 2017
Zimbabwe 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'

Zimbabwe: 'Sack Potato a Flop'

August 10, 2014
Production 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
Sack Potato Farming in Zimbabwe expanding

Sack Potato Farming in Zimbabwe expanding

April 27, 2014
Sack potato farming continues to make headway in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe successfully growing potatoes in sacks

November 30, 2013
A 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.

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