Articles tagged 'commercial farmers union'

Agriculture reels from economic crisis 13 January 2019 HARARE - The agriculture sector has been hit hard by a worsening cash crisis, fuel shortages and price hikes. Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) chief executive officer Ben Purcell-Gilpin told the Daily News on Sunday this week that the prevailing economic crisis has dented production. He said ...
'Interest rates too high for farmers' 31 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean farmers have bemoaned the high interest rates being charged by banks after the economy’s dollarisation.  Commercial Farmers’ Union (ZCFU) president Wonder Chabikwa said the interest rates being charged by banks are stifling the growth of the agricultural sector. He said ...
Lack of title deeds worries farmers 30 October 2018 HARARE - Commercial farmers have lamented lack of security of tenure or title deeds that can enable them to borrow from banks to buy machinery or pay for seasonal expenses such as seeds or fertiliser. Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) director Peter Benjamin Purcell-Gilpin said that lack of affor...
Fuel crisis impedes wheat harvest 29 October 2018 HARARE - Farmers are concerned about the fuel shortages which may delay the harvesting of wheat across the country. About three weeks ago, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube announced austerity measures that plunged the whole country into an economic crisis that has precipitated fuel shortages. ...
Fertiliser shortage looms 29 October 2018 HARARE - The Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) says lack of foreign currency currently affecting the production of fertiliser at Sables Chemicals may result in serious shortages of fertiliser during the 2018/19 agricultural season. Last year, government allocated $130 million to the industry for ...
CFU seeks to halt fresh land evictions 23 January 2015 HARARE - The Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) yesterday said it was seeking an urgent meeting with Lands minister Douglas Mombeshora over renewed government threats to evict the few remaining white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe. Hendrik Olivier, the CFU director, told the Daily News yesterday t...
Govt spurns CFU overtures 10 January 2014 HARARE - Government says it has no intention of re-engaging with the Commercial Farmers Union (CFU), an independent membership-driven organisation which advances the interests of white farmers in Zimbabwe. Agriculture minister Joseph Made told the Daily News in an interview recently that overt...