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Power Shortages Take a Toll on Zimbabwe’s Wheat Crop

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureEconomy

Winter wheat was once one of Zimbabwe’s most successful crops. But electricity shortages are making it difficult to grow, leaving Zimbabweans with the impossible choice of either waiting hours in long fuel lines to fill their generators or not growing it at all.

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Unregulated Deforestation May Be Decimating Zimbabwe’s Timber Industry

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

Deforestation in Zimbabwe is hitting the country’s timber industry hard. Industry officials say that illegal settlers are responsible for the damages, but for the settlers, it’s their livelihoods on the line.

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‘Slash-and-Burn’ Agriculture Helps Displaced People in DRC Get Back on Their Feet. But What’s the Long-Term Effect?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

In DRC, internally displaced people settling in new areas cut down forests and burn land to clear it for planting – often without the required permits and scant knowledge of how the practice affects the environment.

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Drying Maize on the Ground Increases Health Risks and Decreases Exports in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: AgricultureHealth

In Uganda, farmers often dry their maize crop directly on the ground, which is cheaper than buying cloth to spread them on. But the practice increases the risk of disease-causing aflatoxins and could decrease maize exports if levels exceed international standards.

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Zimbabweans Say ‘Farming Is No Longer a Business’ As Dry Spell Ravages Harvest

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureBusinessClimate

In Zimbabwe, where the economy is already in crisis, farmers are struggling as intense heat and lack of rainfall decimate their harvests.

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Zimbabwe’s New Grain Policy Has Farmers Eyeing Black Market

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureEconomyLegislation

In Zimbabwe, a new policy requires farmers to sell maize to the government at a fixed price. But maize farmers say that it’s not enough to live on.

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Disease Threatens Livestock and Livelihoods in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Agriculture

Cow herders’ livelihoods are in danger as a tick-borne disease ravages their livestock. Farmers say that the Zimbabwean government is not doing enough to provide easy access to the cure.

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Old Land Mines Threaten Farmers and Livestock in Eastern Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureHuman Rights

It’s been nearly 40 years since Zimbabwe gained independence, but the war still haunts the northeastern part of the country. Despite demining efforts, active land mines riddle the area, threatening local farmers’ livestock and families.

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Despite Law, Ugandan Livestock Graze Freely as Owners Go Unpunished

Region: Uganda

Topics: Agriculture

In Uganda, letting livestock graze freely carries steep penalties. But that hasn’t discouraged owners, whose cows and goats make meals of neighborhood vegetable gardens.

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Coffee, a Storied Source of Wealth in Rural DRC, Grows Again

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureBusinessEconomy

The terrain around Hutwe, a village in DRC’s North Kivu province, has long been rich and fertile, but armed violence there in the 1990s and 2000s isolated the area. Now, the violence has abated, and a cooperative is helping farmers process and sell their high-quality coffee.

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