Farmer Stories from Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe: Rabbit meat gaining popularity as a protein source (Global Press Journal)

admin December 23, 2018

Brian Machipisa is the head chef of Gava’s restaurant in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare. He adds fresh yellow peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers […]

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Zimbabwe: Small grains can help ease food insecurity (Global Press Journal)

admin November 05, 2018

Advance Mabhena has a compelling set of crops on his hands. Mr. Mabhena lives in the village of Ngwaledi in Zimbabwe and […]

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Zimbabwe: Young people leave the farm to seek future in town (IRIN)

admin March 12, 2018

Ten years ago, the Mukute family grew maize, groundnuts, and tobacco on ten hectares of farmland in Mazowe, 60 kilometres northeast of […]

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Zimbabwe: Seed banks help farmers adapt to climate change (IRIN)

admin January 08, 2018

Jameson Sithole grows maize on 15 of his 17 hectares in Chipinge, in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland Province. He grows small indigenous grains on […]

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Zimbabwe: Solar-powered irrigation keeps harvests high during drought (Trust)

admin November 20, 2017

Despite the worsening drought that has dried many of the fields that surround her farm in southern Zimbabwe, Mpokiseng Moyo continues to […]

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Zimbabwe: Climate-friendly seeds help farmers adapt (The Standard/ The Southern Times)

admin October 16, 2017

Drought has become so common in Bulilima, Zimbabwe, that many farmers have stopped growing maize altogether. Bulilima is one of the country’s […]

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Zimbabwe: Farmers brace for a bad season as Fall armyworm looms (IRIN)

admin September 25, 2017

After losing a fifth of his maize crop to Fall armyworm last year, Sipho Mpofu fears the worst for the new growing […]

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Zimbabwe & Burkina Faso: Farmers tackle desertification and soil degradation with manure and zai pits (IPS)

admin June 26, 2017

Each morning, Zimbabwean farmer Margaret Gauti Mpofu treks to her 5,000-square-metre plot in Hyde Park, about 20 kilometres west of the city […]

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Benin & Zimbabwe: Farmers face fall armyworms armed with pesticides (BBC Afrique & IRIN)

admin April 17, 2017

It is easy to cut a path between the maize plants in Barthelemy Allah’s maize field. But, at this time of the […]

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Zimbabwe & Ghana: Warehouses and wood ash protect stored maize and profits (by Nqobani Ndlovu & Tara Sprickerhoff)

admin April 10, 2017

It is a sunny Sunday afternoon and Violet Mguni is busy shelling maize. She sits in the shade, mixing maize kernels with […]

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Zimbabwe: A farmers group to support crocodile farmers

Nkosana Sibanda November 14, 2016

Dozens of crocodiles lie sprawled and gaping on a concrete surface near cool pools of water. The large reptiles are fenced in […]

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Zimbabwe/Malawi: The beating pulse of food security (IPS)

admin October 31, 2016

Elizabeth Mpofu grows maize, legumes, and various types of beans on her 10-hectare farm in Masvingo Province, about 290 kilometres southeast of […]

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