Category: Agriculture

Intersection between health and nutrition

Giving scientific knowledge an indigenous face in developing countries

By Charles Dhewa The intersection between health and nutrition continues to be a grey area for ordinary people in many developing countries. There have not been serious...

Everyone has a right to clean, potable water

Water rights for millions of African farmers threatened by law rooted in colonial times, study finds

Millions of African farmers still face legal restrictions on water access, dating back to colonial times, according to a study released this week. Researchers with the...

CARL Project Manager Leonard Unganai speaking at the project launch in Harare

Oxfam Zimbabwe’s CARL project seeks to empower rural women

By Michael Mashiri Oxfam Zimbabwe has launched a programme called Climate Adaptation for Rural Livelihoods (CARL), which is an initiative designed to end poverty in...

Digital technology is not just disrupting monoculture

Differentiating specialisation from monocultural knowledge pathways

By Charles Dhewa While monoculture is mostly understood as the cultivation of a single crop on a farm, area or country, the other half of its definition is the dominance...

Vice President Kembo Mohadi

Invest in castor beans: VP Kembo Mohadi

By Vimbai Kamoyo   Vice President Kembo Mohadi has urged farmers to grow cash crop, castor bean, as it has the capacity to boost economic fortunes of the country....

Fokko Wientjes (C), Vice President Nutrition in Emerging Markets highlights the importance of unlocking investments across the nutrition value chain

USD 82 million worth of business opportunities at the first Nutrition Investor Forum in Africa

During the day, USD 82 million worth of investment opportunities were explored by over 60 fast-growing small and medium (SMEs) enterprises Leading business...

Farmers advancing indigenous commerce through selling their produce

Nine nuances that define indigenous commerce

By Charles Dhewa Although many people associate commerce with modernisation, it is as old as the hills. To the extent, commerce refers to the exchange of goods and...

Japan donates US$1 million to Unicef, WFP resilience project

Japan gives US$1 million for food security, nutrition and health project

At Tsholotsho Hospital on Thursday 11 October 2018, the Government of Japan officially handed over a contribution of US$ 1 million to enhance the resilience of drought-...

Global warming threatens food security in Africa

Rising temperatures will push millions of people in Africa into poverty and hunger: Oxfam

Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report detailing...

People are developing addiction to some foodstuffs

Addictive tendencies associated with food and knowledge in developing countries

By Charles Dhewa When consumers can no longer do without cassava, nsima/sadza, matoke, tomato, beans, peas, among other foods, it could be an indication that the...