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In a Nation of Farmers, Much of the Agricultural Land in Zimbabwe Lies Fallow

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgriculturePoliticsPower

Growers blame years of government corruption and inefficiency for lack of promised assistance. Now, the land meant to bring economic power to black farmers instead leaves them with empty pockets.

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Prized Cattle Are Thinned, Butchered Amid Zimbabwe’s Economic and Climate Crises

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthEconomyEnvironment

Less pasture means thinner cattle, leaving farmers with few options to keep their livestock healthy. In response, many farmers thin or butcher their herds – but even that may not be enough.

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In Zimbabwe, Farmers and Miners Clash as Artisanal Mining Threatens Grazing Area

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureEconomyEnvironmentExtractivesJobs

As Zimbabwe grapples with pervasive unemployment, members of the country’s two largest industries – mining and farming – are at odds over land and resources. Now, local organizations have stepped in to resolve the differences, but whether the land can be shared remains an open question.

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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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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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Small Grains Hold Promise for Alleviating Food Insecurity in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureNutrition

An estimated 1.1 million people in Zimbabwe have unreliable access to food, so agricultural experts are encouraging farmers to grow drought-resistant small grains. But because maize, the country’s staple crop, fetches a higher price, it may be an uphill battle.

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