Sunflower farmers strike new deal

THE Agriculture Business Centre (ABC) says it has contracted smallholder farmers to plant more than 1000 hectares (ha) of sunflower in Gokwe this season. Read more


Zimbabwe’s too-productive mango growers look to the sun to boost incomes

With heavy rain bringing a glut of fruit and coronavirus lockdown making selling difficult, a processing center is preventing waste and protecting incomes        Read more

Sunflowers and dried mangoes are the key to surviving climate change in rural Zimbabwe

One afternoon in Mupindi Village, Gokwe South, more than 400 kilometres from Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, a smallholder farmer called Bernard Mupindi is pruning the rough, hairy triangular leaves that grow around the stem of a sunflower.      Read more

ABC unlocks export potential value for Gokwe Farmers 

“Local organisation, Agricultural Business Centre (ABC) is working with the Zimbabawe’s trade development and promotion agency, ZimTrade to unlock export potential value for farmers in Gokwe South, Midlands Province.  Read more


Bambara nuts give Gokwe women financial independence

IT is a Wednesday afternoon in Kurura Village 60km from Gokwe Town and Mrs Fumisani Sibanda (42) is heading home from her fields where she has been working since morning.  Read more

NGO promotes smart agric in Gokwe

SMALL-HOLDER farmers in Gokwe, Midlands province, have applauded initiatives by Agriculture Business Centre (ABC), a pro-business investment vehicle which is capacitating them to identify value chains with high-income generating projects. Read more

ABC sets up four mango drying centres in Gokwe

A local business consortium, Agriculture Business Centre (ABC) has established four mango drying centres in Gokwe South district to process and value add the fruit, which is abundant in the area. Read more

A hot spice for a hot market

African bird’s eye chillies – the small, thin, pointy peppers that are red when they mature – are spicing up farmers’ businesses in Gokwe, an agricultural region in central Zimbabwe. Read more


Experts say climate change requires farmers to innovate around production techniques, so they can sustain their livelihoods. Zimbabwean smallholder farmers turn to drought-resilient crops to counter the effects of climate change. Read more