Avocado dominated the news cycle

Avocado dominated the news cycle

In the early days of this blog, I would regularly write a short note on Fridays focusing on one agricultural event that dominated the news wires in a particular week. I am now reviving that practice. There were a number of important events across Southern Africa’s...
Zimbabwe’s food insecurity could increase

Zimbabwe’s food insecurity could increase

It is hard to get a clear picture of crop conditions in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai. But reports from a number of media outlets who have people on the ground paint a concerning picture.  This afternoon, Al Jazeera came out with a headline — Cyclone Idai destroys...

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