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Miners Call for Policy Reform in Zimbabweglobalpressinstitute.org | 15 May 2012
Although Zimbabwe is a mineral-rich country, mine laborers and owners say that profits arent enough to cover costs, leading to low or little pay and unsatisfactory working conditions. The government has implemented laws aiming to reform both issues, but fee hikes to boost federal revenue have been problematic.Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/global-news/africa/zimbabwe/miners-call-policy-reform-zimbabwe#ixzz1uvejG7f0
Zimbabwe: Dying rivers dry up livelihoodsAfricaFiles | 27 Apr 2012
With rivers drying up in Zimbabwe, farmers are no longer able to raise livestock and vegetables to sustain their families. So, some are turning to panning for gold in nearby streams. The result is siltation, which leads to a further degradation of the river. Even worse is the mercury poisoning that comes with process of extraction. CJW
ZIMBABWE: Dying rivers dry up livelihoodsIRIN News | 25 Apr 2012
MUREWA 25 April 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of poor Zimbabweans have turned to illegal panning for precious minerals, but environmental and water experts say their activities are contributing to the drying up of rivers which many communities rely on for their livelihoods.
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe ill-prepared for climate change challenges - expertsfeedproxy.google.com | 12 Apr 2012
Source: AlertNet Country: Zimbabwe By Madalitso MwandoBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AlertNet) - Zimbabwe's lack of preparedness for the impact of climate change is coming under increasing scrutiny, as the nation faces another year of drought and the government admits it has done little to mitigate the crisis.Read the full article on AlertNet.
ZIMBABAWE: Not Prepared for Floods Amid Conflicting Weather Forecastsips.org | 08 Feb 2012
By Ignatius BandaThe Zambezi River Authority told villagers living downstream on the Zambezi (pictured) to evacuate their homes because of possible flooding. / Zukiswa Zimela/IPS BULAWAYO, Feb 8 (IPS) – Sibongile Dube knows the devastation heavy rain can leave in its wake. A villager in the...
Brown Revolution brings new hopeAfricaFiles | 19 Jan 2012
By re-creating the movement of herds over the land, Zimbabwe has found a way to reverse desertification. Calling it the "Brown Revolution", farmers are planning where livestock are grazing, revitalizing depleted soils. Water and carbon retention in the soil are improved with this simple, and cost effective, strategy. CJW
Brown Revolution Brings New Hopeips.org | 10 Jan 2012
By Busani BafanaVICTORIA FALLS, Jan 10 (IPS) – Picking spots for cattle to graze could reverse desertification and even do its bit to retard climate change, new experiments in Zimbabwe have shown. Its what is coming to be called the Brown Revolution.Planned grazing of livestock is helping...
Farmer who took Mugabe to court diesThe Independent | 11 Apr 2011
MIKE Campbell (78), the commercial farmer who made legal history when he took President Robert Mugabe to the Sadc Tribunal in 2007, challenging the chaotic land reform and won the case a year later, passed away at his temporary home in Harare yesterday.Campbell reportedly never recovered from the abduction and the brutal beatings meted out to him, his wife Angela and son-in-law Ben Freeth by Zanu PF supporters on June 29 2008, two days after the Presidential run-off election.
ZIMBABWE: Desperate measures in times of hungerIRIN News | 05 Apr 2011
A mother of four in Zimbabwes rural Midlands Province gave her husband custody of her children, after divorcing him three years ago, because the failing crops on her two-acre plot meant she would be unable to feed them. "I had no choice but to bring the children to their father [in the capital,...
Agriculture pillars critical to agric recoveryThe Standard | 28 Mar 2011
FARMERS are the backbone of all agricultural systems, without farmers there would be no food and inadequate raw materials. Farmers are facing the following challenges: Inadequate funding, especially long-term loans and capital funds. Low viability due to low producer prices. Inadequate farm equipment and irrigation infrastructure. All our farmers unions should work 24/7 to mobilise farmers and lobby for their various requirements including conducive policies on agriculture.
Zimbabwe: World Diamond Council Urges Caution Over Chiadzwa TradeAllAfrica.com | 24 Mar 2011
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has urged all international diamond dealers not to trade in stones from Zimbabwe's controversial Chiadzwa diamond fields, until their legal trade status has been clarified. The warning comes after the new chairman of the international trade watchdog, the Kimberley Process (KP), unilaterally gave Zimbabwe the green light to start exporting Chiadzwa diamonds.
Zimbabwe: Six Provinces Face Acute Food ShortagesAllAfrica.com | 23 Mar 2011
Six of the country's 10 provinces are faced with severe food shortages and the Government has directed the Grain Marketing Board to urgently start moving grain to affected areas. Masvingo, parts of Manicaland, Midlands and the Matabeleland provinces have been cited as the worst affected.
ZIMBABWE: Dry spell ends prospect of good harvestIRIN News | 17 Mar 2011
A dry spell that has persisted for over a month, adversely affecting crops in many parts of Zimbabwe, could mean a lean year ahead for farmers. "I am not even looking forward to picking a few green mealies [corn on the cob] to roast from my maize crop, said Merjury Mapanda, 55, a widow who looks after three grandchildren in Chirumanzu district, some 120km southeast of Gweru, capital of Midlands Province.
Zimbabwe: Commission supports the Council decisionfeedproxy.google.com | 15 Feb 2011
The Commission takes note of today's Council decision to ease the restrictive measures on Zimbabwe and, following the Commission's proposal, to prolong the implementation of Article 96 of the Cotonou Agreement. Article 96 prevents the payment of aid through government structures and reflects...