Tag: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Bans Grain Imports From Neighbouring Countries, Including SA


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June 14, 2017 Zimbabwe has banned the import of grain after enjoying a bumper crop that authorities hope will be enough to feed the nation and stimulate home-grown production, according to a report. The state-owned Chronicle newspaper reported on Tuesday that the country’s grain agency, the Grain Marketing […]

El Nino drives up inflation in southern Africa


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Business News 25 January 2016 By: Tawanda Karombo Harare – Food inflation is on the rise in most southern African countries as economies such as Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi battle the effects of the El Niño which has resulted in drought. Rising inflation in Malawi, Namibia and Zambia […]

The worst El Niño in years is triggering acute food shortages in Zimbabwe


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Yomi Kazeem February 05, 2016 Zimbabwe has declared a state of disaster in parts of the country which have been badly hit by one of the worst droughts it has seen in recent years. According to reports, as many as 2.4 million people—almost a quarter of Zimbabwe’s population—are […]

1.5 million people face hunger in Zimbabwe


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January 1 2016 – 17:47 In many villages in Southern Zimbabwe, farmers have lost cattle and crops in the severest drought that has hit the country since 1998. Midway through the farming season, the fields around the village are normally green at this time of the year but […]

EU mobilises €125 million for countries affected by ‘El Niño’


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European Commission – Press release Brussels, 2 December 2015 The current El Niño is expected to be the strongest on record, surpassing the 1997/1998 El Niño. The European Union is today announcing a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather […]

El Niño in southern Africa 2015: Weather Phenomenon May Devastate Communities with Drought and Floods


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UNIFEC 2015 A potentially record-breaking El Niño brewing in the tropical Pacific Ocean will soon hit southern Africa with Zimbabwe included. But a majority of communities are not sure how to prepare. The weather phenomenon has increased in variability in recent years, making it difficult to predict its devastating […]

Zimbabwe braces for poor rains


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Tabitha Mutenga 3 Sep 2015 ZIMBABWE should brace for yet another drought in 2016 as climatic predictions by the Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) of normal to below normal rainfall season clearly spell disaster for the country’s agricultural season. Although the prediction is for the whole […]