Zimbabwe lifts a ban on GM maize imports

Zimbabwe lifts a ban on GM maize imports

Zimbabwe has always maintained a vague policy view on genetically modified crops (GM). In seasons of abundance, the country would place a ban on importation of GM crops, which would mean that South Africa, the only GM crop producer in Africa where roughly 80% of the...
Africa faces a poor wheat harvest in 2019/20

Africa faces a poor wheat harvest in 2019/20

We rarely talk about Africa’s wheat production due to its size relative to other regions of the world. Africa produces only 3% of the world’s wheat, compared to the European Union region which produces 20% of the world’s wheat and Back Sea region which produces 17%....
Zimbabwe’s maize import plan falls short

Zimbabwe’s maize import plan falls short

Note: I’ve recently opened a YouTube channel, which I hope to use frequently in 2020. Click here for a short clip summarizing the essay below. Last year I applauded the Zimbabwean government for having grasped the urgency of potential maize shortage in time and...

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