Climate proofing Zimbabwe’s Agriculture key to Rural Resilience and Food Security

Changing weather patterns in recent years have greatly altered Zimbabwe’s and the global hydrological regime. The frequent occurrences of natural disasters like low rainfall, drought and cyclones have led to severe hardship and farm distress, with devastating impacts on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, threatening food and nutrition security in the country. Currently Zimbabwe is … Continue reading Climate proofing Zimbabwe’s Agriculture key to Rural Resilience and Food Security

Preventing livestock death using locally available materials.

In 2019, Zimbabwe lost more than 21,400 cattle to drought. Most animals starved due to depleted grazing and diminished water sources. To find ways for farmers to protect their herds as climate change brings more frequent droughts, the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) launched a fodder production and supplementary feeding drive. The LFSP … Continue reading Preventing livestock death using locally available materials.

The Black Soldier Fly : A Lower-Cost Protein Source Alternative for Feeding Fish

BY DONALD T. CHIDOORI, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST Intensive fish farming relies on the use of properly balanced feeds which in turn, are based on a variety of high-quality ingredients such as soyameal, fishmeal and fish oil. However, following challenges in securing soya meal in 2019, farmers had difficulties in accessing feed as prices soared beyond their … Continue reading The Black Soldier Fly : A Lower-Cost Protein Source Alternative for Feeding Fish