Agriculture

Opinion: Joseph Made failed Zimbabweans again

Opinion: Joseph Made failed Zimbabweans again

AGRICULTURE minister Joseph Made’s deafening silence amid mounting evidence that the El Niño-induced drought is taking its toll on Zimbabwe’s poor farmers vindicates those that have always maintained that he is not suitable for the job. Last week, there were alarming reports that 7 000 cattle had died in Matabeleland and […]

Opinion: Politicisation of food aid must end

Opinion: Politicisation of food aid must end

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) would like to express its disappointment with the continued revelations that government food aid programmes are being politicised along partisan lines, with some villagers being left to starve. As the drought and food situation in the country promises to be a serious area of concern […]

Zim to step up maize imports to avert hunger

Zim to step up maize imports to avert hunger

ZIMBABWE plans to import up to 700,000 tonnes of the staple maize this year to avert hunger as the El Nino weather pattern brings poor rains and affects crops in the Southern African nation, the state media reported on Tuesday. Last year, the government imported only 100,000 tonnes as of […]