Articles tagged 'davis marapira'

Zim, India deal kicks off 26 April 2018 HARARE - The government is taking delivery of 500 light and heavy-duty tractors sourced from India under a government-to-government agreement. “We will soon be taking delivery of some tractors from India that were sourced under a government-to-government agreement though I cannot disclose the ...
'Be productive or lose land' 13 March 2018 HARARE - Lands deputy minister Davis Marapira yesterday threatened to repossess underutilised farms in the next two months. Marapira was addressing delegates at a Tobacco Conference in Harare. He called on farmers to start being productive or face the consequences. “In the next two month...
Zimplats partners Zas on artificial insemination 10 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest platinum miner, Zimplats, has partnered with the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society on an ambitious artificial insemination programme to boost the country's national cattle herd. Artificial insemination is the process of collecting sperm cells from a male animal and arti...
Govt funds another dam in Masvingo 25 August 2017 HARARE - Government is funding the long-delayed Runde-Tende mega dam project in Masvingo, with work beginning soon, Agriculture deputy minister Davis Marapira has said. He told a Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) and Zimbabwe Agricultural Society breakfast meeting on Tuesday that th...
Unproductive farmers do not deserve land 13 May 2016 HARARE - Recently, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation deputy minister Davis Marapira threatened unproductive resettled farmers — particularly Zanu PF bigwigs — that they risked losing their land. Marapira is a commendable, rare voice of reason in Zanu PF and one that was long overdue as...
Unproductive resettled farmers to lose land 8 May 2016 HARARE - Unproductive resettled farmers, mainly Zanu PF bigwigs, risk losing their farms, deputy minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Davis Marapira has warned. Speaking during the launch of new Pioneer Seed hybrids in Mazowe recently, Marapira said many beneficiaries of the l...
Grain traders' legal contest selfish: Govt 16 August 2014 HARARE - Deputy Agriculture minister, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development responsible for Cropping, Davis Marapira, says private grain traders are being selfish in mounting a legal challenge on the constitutionality of the $390-per-tonne minimum maize and sorghum price set by Government. ...
'No more free agric inputs handouts' 30 March 2014 MASVINGO - Poor communal farmers could be headed for a tough time in the next agricultural season after government announced that it has scrapped issuing of free inputs hand outs such as seed and fertilizers. Addressing journalists on the sidelines of a field day at Topora Business Centre on T...
Minister in reading blunder 9 November 2013 MASVINGO - Davis Marapira, the deputy minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development responsible for Cropping, stunned guests at Flamboyant Hotel when he struggled to read a prepared English speech on Thursday. Marapira, who is also the Masvingo North legislator, had a torri...
Mugabe's inputs: Abusers face jail 28 October 2013 MASVINGO - Davis Marapira, deputy minister of Agriculture, has warned that Zanu PF officials who abuse President Robert Mugabe's farming inputs by selling them on the black market face jail. In an address to scores of party supporters at the Masvingo President's Well Wishers' Inputs Scheme in ...