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Program for Africa’s Seed Systems: Providing the higher-yielding seed farmers need

Program for Africa’s Seed Systems: Providing the higher-yielding seed farmers need

Africa is facing a shortage of quality seeds. Poor seed combined with climate change will exacerbate the already critical food shortage situation in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa’s population has been growing fifty percent (50%) faster than gains in food productivity. Without dramatic action, Africa’s food deficit is projected to increase to…

Zimbabwe: Insurance Companies Quit Tobacco

Zimbabwe: Insurance Companies Quit Tobacco

At least 13 insurance companies have pulled out of the tobacco industry citing the high risk associated with the crop, insurance experts said last week. Tobacco Industry Development Support Institute’s insurance representative Mr Togarepi Rupurai said out of the 23 insurance companies in the country, only 10 were still supporting…

Food crisis in Zimbabwe: 2.2 million at risk. But where do the figures come from, and what do they mean?

Food crisis in Zimbabwe: 2.2 million at risk. But where do the figures come from, and what do they mean?

The newspapers have been full of commentary on a looming food crisis in Zimbabwe. This has followed from the World Food Programme’s press release that 2.2 million people will be in need of food aid in the coming months. The Commercial Farmers Union has called it a ‘man-made crisis’, the direct result…

Time for a Real Agriculture Revolution in Zimbabwe

Time for a Real Agriculture Revolution in Zimbabwe

FEATURE (Zimbabwe Investor) – Zimbabwe has over the years sold itself as an agro-based economy, yet there is little infrastructural and service investment into the sector at national level to show for the importance. The economy’s manufacturing sector extracts 60% of its input from agriculture, a sector which accounted for…