Mozambique bans meat import from Zimbabwe over Foot-and-Mouth Disease outbreak

MOZAMBIQUE – The government of Mozambique has banned the importation of animals and other animal by-products from Zimbabwe over the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. The measure comes after the Zimbabwean Tax Authority notified the Mozambican authorities about the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Mashonaland Central province, Mbire district, which borders Mozambique. Foot-and-Mouth Disease is a viral disease of ungulates, i.e.,…

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Zimbabwe embarks on potato seed multiplication program to get rid of low quality seeds

ZIMBABWE – The Government of Zimbabwe in conjunction with Kutsaga Research Station has embarked on a seed potato multiplication programme in a bid to eradicate aphid-transmitted potato viruses that cause severe yield reduction and loss of tuber quality in potatoes. Tobacco Research Board (TRB) Head Liaison, Dr Dzingai Rukuni said this programme will help reduce the critical shortage of the…

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