Category archives for: Food & Drinks

Floods threatening Zambia food security

Zambia floods

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – HEAVY rain and floods are threatening the already fragile food security situation in Zambia. Floods come at a time Zambia is experiencing the worst drought since 1981. Gwembe and Siavonga districts in the south are among the hardest-hit by the recent rains. Mambwe and Lumezi […]

More people than ever face hunger in Southern Africa

World Food Programme (WFP) Zimbabwe

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – A RECORD 45 million people in Southern Africa are food insecure as the region enters the peak of the lean season. The season runs from January to March. Zimbabwe is the worst affected by the deficit but Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia […]

Locust invasion escalating in East Africa

Desert locusts

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE multiplying swarms of locusts are posing an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are worst affected. Millions in these countries have been facing food shortages before the onset of the pests. There has been […]

Rearing goats a boon for young graduate

Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) graduate and Masvingo young entrepreneur, Gracious Rumbidzai Shonhai (24). Photo by Sukuolunhle Ndlovu, CAJ News Africa

from SUKUOLUNHLE NDLOVU in Masvingo, Zimbabwe MASVINGO, (CAJ News) – A YOUNG Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) graduate has taken goat breeding to a higher level. Gracious Rumbidzai Shonhai (24) says economic hardships facing thousands of graduates in Zimbabwe forced her to embrace entrepreneurship, rather than searching for an elusive job. “I never realised l had […]

Broadband’s role crucial in boosting food security

Broadband Infraco Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Phumza Dyani

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A TECHNOLOGY expert has highlighted the significant role broadband can play in ensuring food security in South Africa. According to Phumza Dyani, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Broadband Infraco, believes technology can enable and extend an ecosystem of all the value chain players within the agriculture sector. […]

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