Category: Agriculture

Knowledge economy inspiring new responsibilities

How the knowledge economy is inspiring new roles and responsibilities

Developing countries that remain stuck in colonial governance structures and forms of business are sleeping-walking into all kinds of crises. Some of the colonial forms...

Mrs Chigumira presenting on 2019 SUN network priorities

SUNRAP provides credible evidence on tackling nutrition challenges

By Byron Mutingwende   The Scaling Up Nutrition Research and Academic Platform (SUNRAP) seeks to provide credible evidence by undertaking quality research, and...

Grassroots Women leaders at Summit on Climate Resilience in Harare display products from the project

Climate change not a limiting factor: ZPHCA Grassroots Women

By Byron Mutingwende   Grassroots Women under the auspices of the Zimbabwe Parents of Handicapped Children Association (ZPHCA) have vowed to ensure food security...

Narrowing gap between formal and informal markets

Reducing the gap between formal and informal economies

By Charles Dhewa   Narrowing the gap between formal and informal economies remains a big challenge for many African countries. Instead of increasing interdependence...

EcoFarmer leverages satellite weather data used by farmers on mobile phones to check location based specific weather information

Let’s embrace technology to combat climate change: Econet

By Byron Mutingwende Ms. Caroline Mozhendi, the Econet Head of Agribusiness has encouraged the use of technology to combat the effects of climate change by farmers in...

Mr. Washington Zhakata (L)

Zimbabwe working round the clock to mitigate global climate change

Miriam Zvomuya and Tendai Guvamombe The Zimbabwean government has thrown its weight behind the global target in adaptation and mitigation of global warming ahead of...

Symposium on contract farming

Contract farming improves family farmers’ access to markets, boosts incomes

By Byron Mutingwende and Miriam Zvomuya Contract farming has the potential to improve family farmers’ access to markets and boost their incomes while ensuring that...

Youths are benefitting from agriculture

Championing the Cause: Youths in Agriculture

Africa as a continent has reported a significant rate in agriculture. Agriculture is one of the sectors on the continents with a reasonably high level of revenue from...

Children enjoying food provided by USAID. Picture by Tatenda Rodney Macheka

WFP provides food assistance to over 430,000 Zimbabweans with support from USAID

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe has begun the implementation of its Lean Season Assistance programme for the 2018/19 season in October with a...

Mr Douglas Mboweni and dignitaries tour exhibition stands at Ecofarmer Agri-tech Expo in Murehwa

Ecofarmer seeks to modernise agriculture

By Byron Mutingwende   Ecofarmer is working towards modernising agriculture by embracing technologies in order to improve production efficiency, achieve food...