Category: Agriculture

Linking farmers to markets not sufficient on its own

Why linking farmers to the market is not enough

By Charles Dhewa In spite of millions of dollars that have gone into market linkage initiatives in developing countries over the past few years, farmers still struggle...

Bishow
Mr. Bishow Parajuli, UN Resident Coordinator and Her Excellency Sofia Calltorp, Ambassador of Sweden

Sweden allocates additional SEK45M to resilience building

The Embassy of Sweden announced today SEK 45 million grant to the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) to allow the timely roll out of the Crisis Modifier. Crisis...

Mrs Bernadette Warambwa, author on food and nutrition

Nutrition from our environment: A book by Bernadette K Warambwa

By Byron Mutingwende   Mrs Bernadette Warambwa has a colour-illustrated book that encourages healthy eating using resources from our local environment.  ...

President Mnangagwa with IFAD President Gilbert F. Houngbo

Climate change straining food production: IFAD President

People in rural areas who largely depend on agriculture for their livelihoods are grappling a changing climate and unpredictable weather that are putting an additional...

Food market in Harare

Questions that must be answered before poor countries import or export food

By Charles Dhewa In the absence of evidence-based agricultural policy formulation and implementation, most developing countries always rush to import food without...

Hubert Boulet, SWM Programme Coordinator, FAO Rome talking to Farai Mabeza, Spiked Online Media ©FAO/Leonard Makombe

Conserve natural habitats and wildlife: Hubert Boulet

Hubert Boulet is the Programme Coordinator of the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme at Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) HQ in Rome, which is...

Nelson Chamisa planted a "Democracy Tree" in Norton

Trees good for environment, earth and future: Chamisa

Nelson Chamisa, the President of the MDC Alliance on Saturday 1 December 2018 said it is noble to plant trees since they are good for the environment, the earth and its...

President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert F. Houngbo

IFAD and Zimbabwe to affirm partnership and commitment to reducing rural poverty

In his first visit to Zimbabwe since taking office as President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert F. Houngbo will meet President...

Seasonal demand for knowledge

The seasonal appetite for knowledge demand and use in developing countries

By Charles Dhewa It is not only revenue streams that tend to be seasonal for farmers in developing countries. The demand and use of knowledge also follow seasonal...

Duncan Samikwa, the Technical Services Manager of the SADC RVAA Programme

Communication and advocacy, data and information management critical for RVAA success

By Byron Mutingwende   The success of the Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (VAA) efforts in the SADC region depends on strengthening communication and advocacy...