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EU Donates US$3.9m To Zimbabwe To Combat Food Insecurity

EU Donates US$3.9m To Zimbabwe To Combat Food Insecurity

Zimbabwe has received €4 million (US$3,9m) from the European Union (EU) to combat the growing food security crisis, amid uncertain weather and macroeconomic conditions.

The southern African country expects lower cereal output, especially maize and wheat crops following poor rains in the 2021/22 agricultural season.

The government says 38% of the country’s rural population, about 3.8 million people, will face hunger next year.

EU’s monetary support to Zimbabwe is part of a €600 million (US$578m) finance facility from the European Development Fund to provide assistance towards food production, humanitarian food aid and food system resilience.

The fund is targeted at vulnerable countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), NewsDay reported.

In a statement, the EU commissioner for international partnerships Jutta Urpilainen said:

The EU’s swift and comprehensive response to the current food insecurity in several vulnerable partner countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific area demonstrates our strong solidarity towards our partners, in particular in Africa.

It helps shoulder the consequences felt worldwide of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. In the short-term we are helping families with food and nutrition assistance and helping countries to buy the food they need; as part of the Global Gateway strategy, we also work on solutions to address current and future risks by investing in local sustainable food systems to enhance resilience. 

The United States Agency for International Development’s food security arm, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, says inflation has also hampered Zimbabwean farmers.

The EU funding comes a week after the United Kingdom (UK) under its trade partnerships programme last week moved to equip horticultural farmers with digital tools to bolster their capacity to export.

The programme was also set up to allow farmers to develop export markets for their horticulture exports into the UK and EU.

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23 Comments

Mohadi 1 month ago

too little we want more


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

Ndopaunohwa imwe Horomba ichipaumba kutuka maNGOs. Kwahi "...to hell with NGOs". Kuribvunza Diro iroro kuti varakabatsirawo vangani? Unongoona zviziso zvinenge zvechi Zizimbori, bwai bwai, two-bhobho two-bhobho.

Chete ndizvo zvinoita kutongwa nevakaromba. Ivo nezvikwambo zvavo ndivo chete vanodya ruzhinji ruchisvetwa ropa. Vanopinga nyika zvekuti mvura hainayi, ivo vachinuna nekudya tumwe tukara.

Hezvo varombo vopihwa chikafu nemaNGOs.

Angry Citizen 1 month ago

@mohadi
Ziva pekuvhotera hatizombofe takapemha

gweluchena 1 month ago

ko masanctions hwfar kkkk


dispenser 1 month ago

Ed , This is a bumper harvest .stay away from my country .My ple ndichavakanga kusvika vatsvukira . What a disappointing Gvt ,in wrong hands.

gy 1 month ago

vanoda Zanu zviweti zvanaMai venyu


,. 1 month ago

...zvinonhuwa nhamo

felix 1 month ago

apa kakayodyiwa kare ikatopera


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Citizen raPep naChamisa 1 month ago

Um um 😐
Correction:
EU gives US$3.9B to ED and gang so that they Can fill their pockets and send their kids to Schools in EU countries


dispenser 1 month ago

it is a trap game to see what wld be of fools

CIO 1 month ago

takatombo shaisirwa 15 bhiriyoni iyi yaita Shoma


Gwedu 1 month ago

Wheat? saka yavari kuti bumper harvest ye wheat upto 75% cutting import budget ndeip? Ko vanhu 3,8 million vari kumusha ndivo here vari kuzovhota or you mean children dziripi ipapo? Apa EU yangopa mbavha Mari apa. haiwa


Citizen raPep naChamisa 1 month ago

If there’s one thing we all know and hate to admit is that white people are dangerously intelligent
They were banned from Slavery now they are doing voluntary slavery to our people in the name of Nurse Aides
Hazvishamise mari dzese dzirikupihwa maZanu dzichashandiswa one day kuvaprosecuter 😂
Even mamask avo avarikutengesa aya


Tawanda 1 month ago

Mari iyoyo uchanzwa yonzi yashaika mbavha dzezanu dzirikufara so kuti dzawana chekuba shame on zanupf


Lion from woods 1 month ago

I remember Khembo saying this year we are going to provide for our people

pk 1 month ago

a whole Union donating 3.9 million, mari inowanika musafe yawadyajena. wotonzwa umwe achipururudza kuti EU yaita basa


--- 1 month ago

Ndaona joke yacho, it has to be sarcasm otherwise hu**** hwacho hunenge hwosiririsa

Chamhamha 1 month ago

USD rakazokurira riinhi pound iwe @pk. Funga nekuno funga nevamwe not upside down

Mpintshi mpontshi 1 month ago

Monica just announced that we have enough grain until next harvest 550mt against a requirement of 40mt per month. So why are we taking this money?


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

We are beggars yet we have the richest individuals in our country mbinga chaidzo


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

European Union is not daft "upstairs". This money is not going to be handed over to ZANU PF government otherwise they can celebrate at the highest level for the whole night.

Selected Non Governmental Organisations [ NGOs ], are going to buy food and distribute it to the needy. ZANU PF' will only demand to monitor the operations.

It will not be handed over directly to ZANU PF because it is not a loan or is it part of the government budget.

Although Zimbabwe is debating a law to curtail NGOs, they will still continue to exert power.

[ VAKURU VAKATI UKANZWA NGOMA YORIRISA ICHITI "PANGU PANGU" YAVE PEDYO NOKUBVARUKA ].

[ ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA APA PAVA PENYU MANJI ].

William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


farmer 1 month ago

gvt chererai ma plot holders ese zvibhorani nekuisa ma solar pumbs muone kana nyika ikazofa yakaita nzara futi?


farmer 1 month ago

chererai ma small plot holders zvibhorani nekuvaisira ma solar pumb pa plot yega yega muone kuti nyika inozombofa yakaita nzara here?



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