Zim vice president's wife 'takes over state-run farm': report

2018-04-14 18:01

The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president Constantino Chiwenga has taken over a farm run by a state agricultural agency, a newspaper claims.

WATCH: Zim seizure of tobacco farms hamper production

2018-03-23 08:31

Zimbabwe's tobacco selling season has begun. The number of tobacco farmers has steadily increased over the years. However, observers worry that farms have been left derelict and that infrastructure is suffering.

Zim white farmers who lost their farms 'may soon be compensated'

2018-02-12 11:17

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly set up a committee that will spearhead the process of compensating white farmers whose farms where seized during the country’s controversial land reform programme.

Zim land reforms: 99-year-leases 'now bankable, transferable', says official

2018-02-09 08:30

Zimbabwe's reserve bank governor, John Mangudya, has reportedly said that local banks have agreed to finance farmers after government tweaked the country's 99-year land leases to be "transferable and bankable".

Zim white farmers: 'It's too early to be sure of Mnangagwa's motive and direction'

2018-02-03 07:09

Zimbabwe's white farmers have said that they remain cautious over the new government land policy which now allows them to lease the land for 99-years, says a report.

Zim shifts from Mugabe era policies as Mnangagwa govt offers remaining white farmers 99-year land leases

2018-02-01 06:01

Zimbabwe's land ministry has issued a directive that would see an end to the discrimination of white farmers as they have now been included on a 99-year land lease, says a report.

Zim's evicted white farmers 'demand $9bn pay-out from govt' - report

2018-01-27 12:01

Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers have reportedly demanded a $9bn pay-out for assets expropriated during the country's controversial land redistribution programme.

Zimbabwe urgently needs a new land administration system

2018-01-14 17:09

A new land administration system that responds to changed ownership patterns of Zimbabwe's agricultural land is needed if the country is to harness its farming potential, writes The Conversation.

It's a 'pleasant feeling to be back', says evicted Zim white farmer as he gets his land back

2017-12-25 14:30

A white Zimbabwean farmer forced from his land as part of controversial mass evictions says it "is a pleasant feeling" to be back, as he returns to his property.

Heavily armed soldiers 'still deployed at Grace Mugabe's farm' – report

2017-12-12 10:00

Heavily armed Zimbabwean soldiers are reportedly still deployed at former first lady Grace Mugabe’s farming empire which she controversially acquired in Mazowe.


White Zim farmer says he was denied his rights because of his skin colour

2018-04-06 09:54

A white Figtree farmer in Zimbabwe, who lost his farm to one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's aides, has accused the president of being insincere in his land reform programme, according to a report.

White farmers: We won't 'blindly endorse' govt policies in the agricultural sector

2018-02-28 06:00

The Commercial Farmers' Union of Zimbabwe has reportedly pledged to work with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to boost the country’s agricultural productivity and contribute towards economic growth and development.

Zimbabwe won't return land to white farmers: Mnangagwa

2018-02-11 07:54

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the country will not return land seized from former white commercial farmers almost two decades ago.

Zim white farmers 'against SA farmers moving into the country' – report

2018-02-06 08:31

A Zimbabwean farmers union has reportedly called on the government to protect local farmers, saying that it is against farmers from SA who want to cross the border and gain from the country's agricultural opportunities.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Gambia

2018-02-02 08:30

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has been accused of harassing the family of ex-president Robert Mugabe, and Kenya media shutdown has sparked outrage and concern.

Zimbabwe offers longer leases to white farmers

2018-01-31 20:00

Zimbabwe has announced that white farmers still in business after controversial land reforms will be able to obtain 99-year leases, signalling a new government approach to the key agricultural sector.

Zim white farmer 'seeks Mnangagwa govt assistance to get back farm' – report

2018-01-22 10:57

A Zimbabwean white farmer Richard Seager is reportedly seeking President Emmerson Mnangagwa's assistance in getting back his 609 hectare farm that was seized from him in 2007 by an indigenous farmer.

'Stop invading dairy farms,' Zim govt warns illegal settlers

2017-12-31 14:03

A Zimbabwean minister has warned illegal settlers against invading dairy farms that were sparred by government during the country’s land reforms programme, says a report.

'We won't tolerate fresh land grabs… we want total stability on farms,' Zim govt says

2017-12-25 11:01

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly said that it would not tolerate fresh farm gabs, adding that “the law would come hard on those who seek to disrupt farming activities by legally resettled people”.

Zim 'needs a sustainable land reform programme that will ensure food security'

2017-12-06 16:00

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the MDC party has called for the implementation of a holistic and sustainable land reform programme that would ensure food security for the southern African country.

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