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Zimbabwe Government Warns Of Poor Harvests

Zimbabwe Government Warns Of Poor Harvests

The Zimbabwean government has assured the nation that no one will die of hunger as prospects for this year’s agricultural season diminish due to poor rains.

Speaking during a post-cabinet media briefing Tuesday, Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, said the government was taking measures to ensure food security for the whole nation. She said:

Cabinet wishes to advise the nation that overall, the first-round crop and livestock survey confirmed that climate change is upon us and affecting agricultural production.

The nation is being assured that every effort is being made to ensure that no Zimbabwean will die of hunger. Adequate stocks of cereals are available for all needy families.

The country’s 2021/2022 farming season was marked by a false start to the season in most areas of the country, followed by an unevenly distributed rainfall pattern both in space and time, Mutsvangwa said.

As a result, the area planted to maize decreased by 1 per cent from 1 920 541 hectares in the 2020/21 season to 1 903 669 hectares in 2021/2022.

There was also a general decrease in the hectarage for crops planted with tobacco, the country’s major cash crop, declining by 11 per cent, sorghum 2 per cent, pearl millet 25 per cent, finger millet 40 per cent and cotton by 23 per cent.

Mutsvangwa said going forward, the government will intensify the implementation of several measures to mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure household food self-sufficiency.

The announcement made by Mutsvangwa comes when Zimbabwe is already facing a shortage of wheat as a result of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The conflict is also likely to reduce aid to the Southern African country as donors have elsewhere to send humanitarian aid.

More: Xinhua


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Curtis 3 months ago

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Mafyt 3 months ago

afyt 0 minutes ago
Hezvo nhaimi kana muchiti ignore ZANU-PF related comments what do you mean?

kana zvirizvo pasi nePOLITICAL comments, pasi nema TRIBALISTIC comments zvachose or even pasi neCOMMENTS section,

ndipo paya pandinozoti vanhu veOPPOSITION makatsva maFUSE moti ndatuka vanhu, warwadziwa nei neku sapota ZANU kwangu? iwe kana usingaidi siyana,nayo ini ndomhanya nebhazi rakabata chikunyana

the FAKE Tkt can & will never deter me from supporting a political party of my choice, thats totally impossible

Viva ZANU-PF
Viva Cde ED
2023 #EDPfeee


Chunga 3 months ago

the comments section is what makes the Pindula webpage a source of inspiration and joy for readers. Any attempts to suspend the comments section will be met with an appropriate level of resistance. Comments section HUCHI, Comments section iCREMORA.


Elyse 3 months ago

#Zvimbazi,he/she learnt it from you..

Zvimbazi 3 months ago

Musango poster poster comment 1 muma article ese.

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Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

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Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Ko iwe chiii nhai?

Historian 3 months ago

The Ndebeles raided women..never raided grown up man...e children would take surname of a raider (children were adopted n given Ndebele names n surname)
E.g Mr Ndlovu wld adopt a Shona ,he doesn't ask his surname buh will simply give him his surname.it was rare that they took with them women with children..

In short,Ndlovus are not SHONAS..Ndlovus are different tribes..There are Ndlovus frm Nguniland,Ndlovus from Kalanga,Ndlovus frm BaTonga and so on

Just like Sibanda...Sebata Tau..Sibanda is a Nguni...a Tswana


factos 3 months ago

no one will indeed die by hunger but will surely die by a disease 🦟 known ZANU PF


Mboko 3 months ago

Dzokera kuchikoro iwe ,asi urimundex??basa kurova lulalula

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

EVERY YEAR SADC METEOROLOGISTS OF EACH COUNTRY GATHER IN ONE OF THE COUNTRIES TO ASSESS THE THE OUTCOME OF THE FOLLOWING RAINY SEASON.

IN SEPTEMBER THIS GATHERING ISSUED A COMMUNIQUE SAYING THE REGION HAD AVERAGE TO ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL.

THIS COMMUNIQUE DRIBBLED PAST COMMAND AND PFUMVUDZA FARMING. IT IS NOW TOO LATE FOR GOVERNMENT TO DO ANYTHING.

[ FOR THE COUNTRY, FOR THE PEOPLE, FOR THE LAW ].

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Unifier 3 months ago

Surprisingly maiti u don't need NGOs to Zimbabwe ... that's being confusing to be led by cruel people


Zvimbazi 3 months ago

To :PINDULA CREW

Thank you very much for removing Vybz Kartel's comment which some symptoms of Tribalism.

Thank you for compliance

YOURS UN-FAITHFUL
Zvimbazi


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

True! No to tribalism yanaVybz nhingi

Zvimbazi 3 months ago

Thank you @Tkt aka Elyse, sit down.

In Chitungwiza magetsi ariko soo DATA rinogara rakabaka baba . Plus handina graft ndakagara ndine degree re Economics ndodii than to comment .

Ndatenda

Elyse 3 months ago

Musatinyangadze,in every article you post same thing,kurai imi

Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

MUCHAKAKIWA nenzara muno and food rations will be used as a political too next year.
Also, it is very unfortunate that a lot of households are getting and usually get assistance from the same NGOs that ZANUPF officials say must go to Ukraine. They say the "Empty Busket Of Afrika" needs no assistance.
The future is set to be exciting. Let us register to vote and vote as responsible and wise "Citizens" and not be intimated. Tisafarire zvekupihwa zvinouya once when close to elections when we should be doing things for ourselves.


inini 3 months ago

l hate Monica Mutsvangwa


Mafirakureva 3 months ago

Don't hate her
She is just singing for her supper

Zimdollar 3 months ago

One trip ya President and his bloated entourage overseas on a hired plane costs more than the upgrading of the country's weather focust technology. Register to vote and vote wisely.


President Zelensky 3 months ago

Nzara


Makelanwi 3 months ago

Pfumvudza and Command Agriculture???


Zvadhakwa 3 months ago

They first said normal to above rainfall, now poor rainfall.their old and worn out telescopes should be exchanged with the morden ones. See now, vanopedza mari vachiita zvisina maturo pane kutenga zvinhu zvebasa. The can't give a clear weather forecast. It's really absurd.


MuGrade 2 3 months ago

Too late..we already witnessing it...poor Meteorologists should have predicted that in October/November...



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