Analysing the cotton industry

According to the Agriculture Marketing Authority (AMA), cotton farming is a source of livelihood for over 600 000 families in the country.
By Rufaro Hozheri Feb. 16, 2024

Govt expedites timeous distribution of inputs

GMB chief executive officer Edison Badarai said the strategy would not only promote efficiency but also help to boost transparency.
By Lorraine Muromo Dec. 21, 2023

Southern Cotton targets cotton production boom

Zimbabwe is among the major cotton producers in Africa and has been exporting very good quality cotton lint to the world.
By Tinashe Makichi Dec. 4, 2023

Interview: Afreximbank pledges to support local firms

We do not do budget support and historically have not had any loans to government ministries but have had loans to government owned entities.
By Melody Chikono Nov. 3, 2023

Cotton cartels prey on Cottco growers

According to Munyaradzi Chikasha, chief operating officer at Cottco, some farmers have been attracted to the cash, and are engaging in  side-marketing.
By Vincent Mungofa and Julia Ndlela Oct. 13, 2023

Zim’s cotton production up 67%

The cotton marketing season came to an end on August 31, 2023.
By Mthandazo Nyoni Sep. 7, 2023

Ama extends cotton marketing season

Farmers, who are supposed to benefit from this extension, are in cotton-growing hubs such as Sanyati, Chiredzi, Gokwe and Bindura, among others.
By Agriculture Reporter Aug. 9, 2023

Cottco pays cotton farmers US$10,7m

The government is anticipating a 31% increase in production for the 2022/23 season to 152 472t from 116 521t produced in the 2021/22 season.
By Mthandazo Nyoni Aug. 4, 2023

Govt to criminalise cotton side marketing

Side marketing happens when a merchant buys a crop from farmers contracted to another merchant or when a contracted farmer chooses to sell to a merchant other than their contractor.
By Freeman Makopa May. 24, 2023