How to Keep Zimbabwe on its Food Security Road
- Publication Date:
- 9 March 2023
- Zimbabwe, Food and Agriculture, Governance, Sustainable Development
Zimbabwe, like other parts of the African continent, has had its share of extreme climate crisis-induced events. Droughts are frequent, and flooding and cyclones have also become a feature of rainy seasons in the region.
Cyclone Idai, which tore through Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe in March 2019, and the most recent Cyclone Freddy, left a trail of death and destruction in its wake. These shocks have had a significant negative impact on food security in the country
University of Zimbabwe Senior Lecturer Dr. Terence Mushore published a study, with colleagues, which found that farming families in eastern Zimbabwe - who already depend on food aid to survive - will readily change their approaches in order to become more food secure. Researchers believe that indigenous knowledge systems, incorporating local wisdom and older, more adaptable crops, offer some hope.
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