Category: Agriculture

Women bear the brunt of climate change

Rural Women and Girls at the Mercy of Climate Change

By Joyce Mukucha As climate change adverse effects persist around the globe, most women and young girls residing in urban-distant communities are becoming more affected...

Global hunger forecasted in the new decade

World Food Programme forecasts global hunger hotspots as new decade dawns

Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 with millions of people...

Epworth residents given cash assistance to buy food by WFP

WFP Provides Cash Assistance in Zimbabwe’s Poorest Urban Area and Plans to Expand in 2020

Last week, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe completed its last cash distribution of 2019, which supported some 19,000 vulnerable residents in...

A call for agricultural transformation

Linear agricultural policy approaches that should not spill over into 2020

By Charles Dhewa A couple of questions can motivate African policy makers to think critically and reflect about possible starting points for transforming African...

Transboundary plant pests and diseases

Rethinking the control of transboundary plant pests and diseases

… as we commemorate the International Year of Plant Health 2020 By Mathew Abang   In Africa, transboundary plant pests and diseases are costly to combat because...

Councillors planting fruit trees in Ruwa

We target to plant 1 million trees in 5 years: Ruwa Local Board

By Byron Mutingwende   The Ruwa Local Board has set a target of planting over 1 million trees in five years, Benam Nyawo, the local authority’s environmental...

Theresa Makwara, ZPHCA Coordinator talking about disaster risk reduction and the SDGs

ZPHCA strengthening grass-root women and community resilience to climate change

The Zimbabwe Parents of Handicapped Children Association (ZPHCA) is building grass-root women and the community’s resilience  to climate change, it has been...

The African Development Bank

AfDB approves $60 million loan to support Elnefeidi Group’s agricultural expansion

The loan is expected to contribute significantly to food security, food import substitution, and household incomes by creating jobs and increasing local productivity and...

dealing with fall army worm pest

Coordinated Global Action Is the Best Way to Control the Fall Armyworm Pest

Dealing with transboundary pests is tricky at the best of times. Standards, practices, capacity levels and engagement vary across countries and regions, and responses...

People buying tomatoes from a lorry in Mbare

The merits of a sectorial approach to developing African economies

By Charles Dhewa Challenges facing each African economy are so many and so diverse that trying to address them all at once is like chasing too many hares and at the end...