Tag: Agriculture

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 […]

Govt must prepare for worst scenario

Govt must prepare for worst scenario

ZIMBABWE is in the throes of another debilitating drought blamed on the El Nino weather phenomenon that has seen some places in the world receive more rain, while others get nothing. Some parts of the country in provinces such as Matabeleland and Masvingo have not received any meaningful rain, a few […]

Malnutrition up as agri funding cut

Malnutrition up as agri funding cut

SUCCESSIVE poor harvests have diminished Ndodana Makhalima’s household food stocks and the family’s nutrition status. A subsistence farmer in Lupane, about 110 kilometres north of Bulawayo, 56 year-old Makhalima has learnt to live with hunger on his door step. “In the past I could eat umxhanxa (a mix of maize […]