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Food security and AfCTA crucial for Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery – African Economic Conference

Staff Writer Food security, agriculture and the African Continental Free Trade Area are the key sectors that will anchor Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery, a senior AfDB official has said. Addressing a virtual press conference on the opening...
“The world must not short-change Africa on access to vaccines.” - AfDB president Dr Akinwumi Adesina

Tap into growing agriculture sector – Adesina

Sydney Kawadza African countries should tap the agriculture, food and agri-business sector whose size is expected to rise to more than US$1 trillion by 2030. The agriculture, food and agri-business sector, according to African Development Bank...
Government is pinning it's hope of enhanced agricultural production on 2.2 million families trained under the Pfumvudza programme

2.2m families to anchor agriculture production

Reason Razao Government has expressed satisfaction with preparations for the 2020/2021 summer agricultural season with 2.2 million families being recruited and trained under the ‘Pfumvudza’ programme. Addressing a post-Cabinet media briefing in Harare Tuesday afternoon, Information,...
Irrigation

“Ensure adequate funding for irrigation plan”

Sydney Kawadza Farmers have called on government to deal with several issues affecting agricultural production so that some of its goals, including the Accelerated Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Plan:...
Tobacco

Tobacco land preparations behind schedule

Farai Mabeza Small-scale tobacco farmers are behind schedule in preparing their land for the cropping season with draught power shortages crippling activities although there are high expectations for an...
Tomatoes

Zim, UK launch horticulture trade partnership

Farai Mabeza Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom have launched a trade partnership programme to build the country’s capacity to increase exports of horticultural products to the UK and European...
Government is pinning it's hope of enhanced agricultural production on 2.2 million families trained under the Pfumvudza programme

Youth participation in Pfumvunza too low – Machakaire

Tawanda Marwizi Youth in Zimbabwe should participate in the government initiated farming scheme, Pfumvudza, as a way of reducing poverty in communities while avoiding drug-related crimes due to idleness,...
Wheat

COVID-19 exposes weak food systems – FAO

Farai Mabeza The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a wakeup call for the radical transformation of food systems, the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said. According to...
Tobacco Zimbabwe

TIMB moves to address tobacco payment delays

Farai Mabeza The Tobacco and Industry Marketing Board has expressed concern at the continued payment delays and reluctance to release farmers from their contracts by various contractors. 
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OP-ED: A journey across the global South, sharing and exchanging sustainable development solutions

Beth Bechdol Have you ever wondered how key development solutions between and among countries of the Global South are conceived, exchanged and shared? The answer is: South-South cooperation.

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