Category: Climate

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...

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...

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...

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...

Participants at the Training of Trainers Workshop on the FAO Methodology for Food Analysis in Targeted Value chains

Food losses and waste (FLW) negatively impacting food security, economic growth: FAO

By Byron Mutingwende   The reduction of food losses and waste (FLW) is essential in the creation of efficient value chains, which are the core of sustainable food...

Africa urged to use local knowledge

When will developing countries stop importing knowledge?

By Charles Dhewa It is lamentable that, in spite of setting up hundreds of universities and research institutes, developing countries continue to import knowledge.  For...