United States works with 350,000 Zimbabwean farmers to tackle dangerous pest targeting maize crop

Harare, 12 February, 2018 – In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall army worm was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, fall army worm can feed on 80 different crop species, including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been ...
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U.S. provides over $100K for Lupane Women’s Development Trust

Lupane, October 18 2017: The United States, through the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), is providing $100,000 over two years to assist the Lupane Women’s Development Trust (Lupane Women). The funding will enable the Matabeleland North-based organization to build the capacity of its members in governance and marketing, as well as develop existing agricultural ...
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U.S. drought response reduced suffering for over 2 million Zimbabweans as malnutrition declines

Harare, April 6, 2017 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided humanitarian assistance for over 2 million Zimbabweans during the El Niño-induced drought that led to widespread crop failure and left 4.1 million rural Zimbabweans food insecure.  As the annual harvest approaches, USAID and its partners are reviewing the ...
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