Tag: El Nino

Zimbabwe gets $200 million Afreximbank loan to import maize

Zimbabwe gets $200 million Afreximbank loan to import maize

ZIMBABWE has secured a $200 million loan from Africa Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) to import maize following a drought that will see 10 percent of the population facing hunger, the central bank governor said on state radio on Friday. The Southern African nation of 13 million people said early this […]

Govt, UN join hands to mitigate drought

Govt, UN join hands to mitigate drought

MOST areas in Zimbabwe have received less than half their usual rainfall while more than 10 000 livestock have died in the southern parts as the country grapples with the effects of El Nino-induced poor rainfall. Government and development partners like the United Nations have since enhanced the mobilisation of resources […]

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 […]

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 […]