Category: Agriculture

UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock.

Disaster Preparedness and Response are vital tools

By Lovemore Chazingwa (News Correspondent) Communities vulnerable to natural disasters need be geared for preparedness and response in order to mitigate the effects of...

The Government of Japan contributed US$350,000 to respond to emergency needs in Zimbabwe following Cyclone Idai

Japan supports Cyclone Idai relief efforts in Zimbabwe

The Government of Japan contributed US$350,000 to respond to emergency needs in Zimbabwe following Cyclone Idai. The contribution, provided to the World Food Programme,...

The African spiny horned cucumber

The opportunity cost of industrialisation in developing countries

By Charles Dhewa The African spiny horned cucumber is abundant in Southern Africa this farming season. Like other natural crops, it does well in seasons characterised by...

Markets and measurements

How people’s markets value satisfaction more than colonial measurements

By Charles Dhewa The formal education system in developing countries has not taken time to explain and justify colonial measurements that continue to be used in...

Unpacking the Green Innovation Hub with Mr Cloffas Nyagumbo
Mr Cloffas Nyagumbo presents on Green Innovation Hub

Unpacking the Green Innovation Hub with Mr Cloffas Nyagumbo

By Byron Mutingwende Mr Cloffas Nyagumbo, the Green Innovation Hub (GiHub) Project Manager and Deputy Country Director of SNV Zimbabwe had a one-on-one meeting with...

How ICTs are being misused to perpetuate poverty
ICTs-related costs in many African countries eroding the meagre promised benefits

How ICTs are being misused to perpetuate poverty

By Charles Dhewa Contrary to the hype in which ICTs are presented as a panacea, ICTs-related costs in many African countries eroding the meagre promised benefits....

How can developing countries build financial systems for environment?
Need to build financial systems for people and environment in developing countries

How can developing countries build financial systems for environment?

By Charles Dhewa Not much research is needed to prove that financial systems in most developing countries do not work for the majority of people and for the environment....

When poor communities start asking searching questions
People from rural communities bring their products to urban markets

When poor communities start asking searching questions

By Charles Dhewa Although rural communities in Africa may not directly push-back donor support, murmurings of dissatisfaction with some development interventions are...

Agricultural policies, rules and regulations follow innovation

What if policies are highly over-rated?

By Charles Dhewa Policy makers in developing countries are often blamed for lacking the vision to craft appropriate agricultural policies that can guarantee food...

Dr Sekai Nzenza and Ms Hopolang Phororo at the Green enterPRIZE Innovation Awards Ceremony in Harare

Youths, women urged to become drivers of green and decent jobs

By Byron Mutingwende The Simuka-Phakama 2018 Green enterPRIZE Innovation Challenge is creating a platform for green enterprise development and eco-innovation to thrive...