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“Tobacconomics” – Understanding Tobacco farming in Zimbabwe

Having been involved in tobacco farming for a while I have now learnt a few tips that can make you a successful tobacco farmer in Zimbabwe and I thought I could share some tips with you.   With this experience in tobacco production, I have decided to define  “tobacconomics” as “the combined analysis of production and finance of tobacco farming.”

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How to do Potato Farming in Zimbabwe

Now that the frost prone period is gone, it is advisable to start planting potatoes as early as possible, because you do not only escape frost and late blight attack, but your yield potential is marginally the highest of all the 3 planting seasons. Compiled by Tapiwa Mugabe – Agronomist Agri-access (Pvt) Ltd By delaying your planting from now you …

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How to run a poultry project

A rise in demand for chicken meat, coupled with low poultry running costs has made chicken farming more popular. Here you can find some tips for how to run a successful poultry business.

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10 facts investors must keep in mind about Africa

1 Africa’s economy is booming Africa has been the second-fastest growing region in the world over the past 10 years, with average annual growth of 5.1 percent over the past decade, driven by greater political stability and economic reforms that have unleashed the private sector in many countries.

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Succession Planning Vital for Business Continuity

By Ben Chiganze Bass Fisherman’s Approach MOST indigenous entrepreneurs view product and market development as major priorities for their businesses. Their annual objectives and targets are biased towards business growth, which is the key to the survival of the business. The only missing link is the absence of succession planning during the implementation of product and market development strategies. In …

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Has Zimbabwe Turned Into A Shelf Economy?

By Golden Sibanda FUNDING constraints militating against local industry are slowly driving Zimbabwe into a shelf economy for foreign goods.There has been extensive rehabilitation of old buildings in most parts of the Central Business District of many cities to create retail space. Unsurprisingly, most of the now exclusively furnished clothing shops, from subdivided former office buildings, are stocked with imports.

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Polishing Your Business Plan

By Fanuel Kangondo  THERE has been an outcry from youths around the country over the disbursement of various youth empowerment funds to support entrepreneurial initiatives, which has sparked  some fiery debate. Some worrying statistics have emerged from the whole exercise.

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Zimbabwe Needs SME Export, Promotion Agency

DID you know that there are 23 million SMEs in the EU which represent 99 percent of businesses, and are a key driver for economic growth, innovation, employment and social integration? The European Commission came up with various legislation aimed at promoting successful entrepreneurship and improve the business environment for SMEs, to allow them to realise their full potential in …

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What Kind Of Entrepreneur Are You?

A successful entrepreneur isn’t always the classic, bull-by-the-horns risk-taker of legend. Sure you’ll need passion, drive and a good idea. But moxie will only get you so far. You’ve got to know your strengths and know how to make the most of them. This questionnaire, which is loosely based on a classic personality test, can give you a sense of …

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Zimbabwe Needs Own Spider Web

By Darlington Musarurwa WITH more than 80 percent of goods on retail shelves having been imported and Zimbabwebabwe serving as a huge “cash till” for South African manufacturers, policymakers are now raising concerns over the impact on local industries and the need to refocus energies towards promoting local brands.

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