The rehabilitation of moribund rural smallholder irrigation schemes is critical in strengthening rural livelihoods in the face climate change-worsened economicshocks currently ravaging communities in the semi-arid regions of Masvingo province.
Macfrut Augment Zim Export Trade
The year 2022 has marked a second consecutive period that Zimbabwe has showcased its horticultural products at the Macfrut Fruit and Vegetable professional expo held in Italy recently.
Engineer Wellington Rusere, a young irrigation specialist
Forecasts by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations indicate that global food production will need to increase by 60% by 2050 to feed the ever-expanding global population.
Communal farmers should wake up to the potential of guinea fowl
Diversification is one of the major strategies to deal with the impact of climate change in communal areas. This can be crop diversification involving small grains or diversification of agricultural practices and having multiple sources of livelihood.
Communal Farmers Should Embrace Both Sunflower And Cotton Farming
The selling season which would reach its peak at the turn of the winter season was a time of joy. It was the only time we could go to town for shopping; new school uniforms, ordinary clothes, food and new farm implements inter alia
What Digital Technology Means For Smallholder Farmers In Zimbabwe
Recently, I joined a Twitter Space (Farm Spaces Africa) which brought together farmers, crop scientists and other professionals along the agriculture value chain. The discussion was based on agriculture technology.
Watermelon, a game changer for smallholder farmers
Most rural areas in Zimbabwe are still reliant on rain-fed farming systems, which make them more vulnerable to climate change and the resultant food insecurity. Where smallholder irrigation schemes exist, productivity is very low mainly due to lack of funding and technical support, leaving most farmers jammed in subsistence irrigation systems.
Smallholder irrigation schemes and the potential the lowveld offers in Zim’s agric sector
The adoption of irrigation schemes is an essential policy to eradicate poverty and improve food security for many governments across Africa. The Zimbabwean government in partnership with other stakeholders under private and non-governmental organizations, has made great strides to fund the development of irrigation schemes in semi-arid regions which often face recurring dry spells.
‘Right Trees’ To Address The Twin Crisis Of Climate Change And Biodiversity Loss
Trees are crucial carbon sinks. They are an important component of the biosphere. Trees are vital in climate amelioration, and they provide a wide range of non-forest timber products. They are a source of livelihood.
Backyard Gardener Calls for Eco-friendly Farming
Global population increase is likely to spur food price volatilities, as world population is expected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050. The food crisis is likely to be worsened by climate change, which is associated with extreme weather events.