Articles tagged 'fao'

Fraudsters target UN organ 8 December 2018 HARARE - Fraudsters masquerading as representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao) are on the prowl, targeting unsuspecting members of the public online. In a statement, the United Nations agency revealed that there are various correspondents circulating via web-based e-mails, ...
Supreme Court rules ex-worker cannot sue UN 1 November 2018 HARARE - The Supreme Court has stopped the deduction of $623 000 from the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)'s bank account to pay a former employee who obtained a court order compelling the agency to pay him because the UN has legal immunity in Zimbabwe that only it can waiv...
Food biotech answer to Zim's food, nutrition woes 29 April 2018 HARARE - When single mother Pamela Chiromo was allocated a small plot to grow maize in the fertile Beatrice area last year, she thought she had finally found the solution to the nagging problem of fending for her young family. She would roam around the plot like a proud successful farmer, beho...
Beekeeping offers rich pickings for villagers 3 May 2016 MUTASA - As the country grapples with one of the worst droughts in years, farmers here have found an escape route — beekeeping. Apiculture is fast supplanting all other agricultural activities in the remote and poverty-ravaged Mutasa District after United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organis...
Zim maize production tumbles 7 May 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's maize production for the 2014/15 agricultural season is forecast to decline by over 500 000 tonnes to 950 000 tonnes due to a prolonged dry spell, a latest Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report has shown. “The 2015 harvest is preliminarily forecast at under 1 milli...
Fao, EU launch multi-million euro project 21 March 2014 BULAWAYO - The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (Fao) in conjunction with European Union (EU) have launched a $10,7 million (€7,8 million) livestock production project for Matabeleland North province. Last year, Fao launched another programme to save more than 500 000 units of...
Wildlife conflict centre launched 3 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe has launched a Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Centre (HWCMC) in a bid to guarantee a balance between benefits and preservation of endangered species in the country. Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao) funded construction of the Mukuvisi Woodlands-based centre, which w...
Fao bails out cattle farmers 5 December 2013 BEITBRIDGE - The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao) and UKAid have began a programme to save more than half-a-million units of livestock in Matabeleland South province, reeling from a severe drought. Matabeleland South province traditionally holds the bulk of the country’s...
Zim agric set for $3m boost 4 November 2013 HARARE - One thousand Zimbabwean smallholder farmers are set to benefit from a $3 million Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) project meant to improve and sustain households, and national food and nutrition security. The FAO project being spearheaded by the European Union (EU), the Univers...