News from Swaziland

28-08-2014 01:59 AM
Swaziland is moving towards commercial farming
In a major effort to revitalize agriculture here, the government, the European Union and FAO have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more,...
08-06-2012 09:39 AM
Livestock stolen at Ndunayithini
Livestock valued at over E300 000 has been stolen from different farmers at Ndunayithini in Lavumisa between January and May this year. The total n...
31-05-2012 08:24 AM
Price of maize up by 100%
The price of maize has increased by 100% for the year 2012 until further notice. Minister of Agriculture Clement Dlamini advised all farmers in the...
31-05-2012 08:06 AM
Rotten eggs deal worries senators
Senators asked Minister of Commerce Industry and Trade Jabulile Mashwama along with her Agriculture counterpart Clement Dlamini to investigate allegat...
24-04-2012 07:03 AM
Cotton price increases by 25 cents per kilo
The ministry of agriculture has announced an increase in the price of Grade 1 cotton from E4.90 to E5.15 per kilogram. Making the announcement during ...
23-04-2012 07:44 AM
Farmers urged to take up EU grant
The Swaziland National Agriculture Union (SNAU) is encouraging local sugar cane farmers to take advantage of an opportunity to heftily benefit from th...
12-01-2012 10:05 AM
MP’s wife cleared of chicken theft charges
Beauty Mahlalela, wife of Lomahasha Member of Parliament Meninjeni, left court smiling on Tuesday after she was cleared of a chicken theft charge.
24-11-2011 09:40 AM
Old man beaten for straying cattle
AN old man was severely assaulted by Egongolweni Bucopho under Sandleni constituency. Vakomu Dlamini, an ex-soldier, is accused of assaulting Malinda...
23-11-2011 10:10 AM
Escaped from the jaws of a hippo
Dominique Nobela of Nkambeni was on duty patrolling sugar cane fields last Friday when he was gored at least three times by the hippo.
02-08-2011 08:57 AM
Policies for investment in agriculture needed
World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director of Agriculture and Commodities Division Clement Boonekamp says the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (S...
22-02-2011 10:01 AM
‘I was fined for cattle yet I have none’
Maria Ndzimandze, a widow, was ordered to pay a fine of E60 for not taking cattle to a dip tank yet she does not own any.
10-02-2011 08:41 AM
SD failing to meet EU beef quota
Swaziland is failing to meet the European Union (EU) beef quota. Minister of Agriculture Clement Dlamini said they were working to increase the produc...
07-01-2011 09:23 AM
Deluge leaves farmers with weed-infested fields
Heavy rain since November 2010 has ensured crops in the traditionally dry parts of food-insecure Swaziland have enough water...
16-12-2010 08:18 AM
3m farmers targeted for conservation agriculture
Ngwenya further revealed that under the climate change programme driven by COMESA the target was to have three million farmers practicing conservation...
30-11-2010 08:44 AM
8 cattle swept away by floods
Twenty-seven homesteads of Mtsambama Inkhundla in the Shiselweni region were damaged by the sadistic storm that hit the country last week.