News on Food Trends from 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 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.
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.
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.