Category: Community

Parliamentary Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Climate, Water and Rural Resettlement chaired by Member of the National Assembly for Gokwe Nembudziya, Justice Mayor Wadyajena (C) receives oral evidence from TIMB

TIMB paints a gloomy future for tobacco industry

By Byron Mutingwende   The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) Chief Executive Officer Dr Andrew Matibiri has provided statistics that paint a gloomy future...

Safeguard urges vigilance against robbers in Harare and Bulawayo

Safeguard urges extra vigilance in certain parts of Harare, Bulawayo

Safeguard Security has highlighted several areas in Harare and Bulawayo where extra vigilance is needed to guard against robberies, break-ins and thefts. It has also...

Allan Markham (far right) has approached the High Court to challenge banning of private maize sales

Zimbabwe farmers challenge banning of private maize sales

Two farmers Allan Markham and Clever Rambanapasi aggrieved by the banning of private maize sales by the government have approached the High Court to contest the move....

Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau Director Ronika Mumbire

Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau to train 3 000 cross border traders

By Tatenda Mujeyi The Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau is this week hosting a training of trainers’ workshop for the women’s cross border  from six districts of...

Clean City removing waste from dumpsites and drainages in Budiriro and Glenview

Clean City changing the face of Budiriro, Glenview

By Byron Mutingwende   The high-density suburbs of Budiriro and Glenview that have been touted as the epicentre of cholera and typhoid due to uncollected waste are...

Civil society organisations are undertaking outreaches in areas like Hurungwe to sensitise communities against child marriages and promote access to justice

Dilemmas of a girl child in rural Zimbabwe: Young souls enduring emotional trauma in early marriages

By Joyce Mukucha Without the active participation of women and incorporation of women’s perspectives at all levels, the Beijing Platform for Action 1995 states that...

Mass markets in developing countries

Seven lies against mass markets in developing countries

By Charles Dhewa Like many practices that are seriously misunderstood in developing countries, mass markets are full of distortions, faulty assumptions and wrong...

The leadership of the Labour Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) making in-roads in rural areas

We are making strides in rural district councils: LEAD

BY Neil Chamisa (LEAD President Spokesperson) When we embarked on the  Labour Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) project three months ago, we never guessed that by...

Demonstration plot of the traditional production system for prosomillet and amaranth in Humla, Nepal, part of the UN Environment / Global Environment Facility project “Integrating traditional Crop Genetic Diversity into Technology: Using a Biodiversity Portfolio Approach to Buffer against Unpredictable Environmental Change in the Nepal Himalayas”. Photo by Saroj Pant, Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development

Last Call for a food systems revolution

United Nations Environment Programme Half of the world’s population is directly engaged in agriculture and nearly 40 per cent of land is devoted to agriculture and...

International Wheat Congress to strategise on ways to meet nutritional needs of people

International Wheat Congress to focus on nutrition

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — The International Wheat Conference will gather July 21-26 in Saskatoon, Canada, with a goal to strategise on ways to meet projected...