Articles tagged 'food'

Vapostori push for food certification 30 October 2017 HARARE - An Apostolic Product Certification Trust (APCT) has been formed seeking to ensure food processing companies comply with a mix of national processing standards that requires vapostori to consume foods and drinks that do not contain any alcohol or pork. Obey Mapuranga, the chairperson o...
'Malnutrition forces children out of school' 11 September 2017 HARARE - At least seven percent of school children stayed away from school due to illness linked to malnutrition in one month this year, the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVac) 2017 Rural Livelihoods Assessment Report states. The report implored on government to increase the s...
'GMB silos not yet full' 11 September 2017 HARARE - Despite government claims of a bumper harvest, the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) silos in various provinces are not yet full with the national granary still accepting grain from farmers. This comes amid claims by proponents of Command Agriculture and Presidential Input Scheme that GMB d...
Govt urged to embrace GMOs 28 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has been urged to embrace genetically modified (GM) crops to improve harvests and reduce crop production costs. This comes as government has remained rigidly averse to GM crops, commonly known as GMOs, despite genetic engineering making a rapid entry into agriculture in other...
Kaylites ban to trigger price hikes 14 July 2017 HARARE - Panicking retailers have warned that government's move to ban kaylites will trigger price increases, with industry players pleading for a moratorium. On Wednesday, the Environmental Management Agency (Ema), banned the use of polystyrene material, famously referred to as kaylites, beca...
Study reveals cancer risk in Kaylite 7 July 2017 HARARE - A study by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has revealed that Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) — popularly known as kaylite — which is used by many restaurants and food vendors to package meals and beverages, contains a substance that causes cancer. The study was done by the UZ Food, Nutriti...
Zim Culinary Expo set for the weekend 25 May 2017 HARARE - The inaugural two-day Zimbabwe Culinary Fusion Expo, organised by the Zimbabwe Chefs Association, will begin tomorrow at Longcheng Plaza in Harare. Zimbabwe Chefs Association secretary-general Arther Masocha told the Daily News that the event would be largely a competition meant to sh...
'Corruption, insecurity driving food insecurity' 8 March 2017 BULAWAYO - Poor management, corruption and politicking are the major drivers of food insecurity in Zimbabwe, a think-tank — Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) — has said. Presenting a paper on humanitarian aid in the country at a Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ)-organised forum yester...
Where to book a table for a memorable New Year 30 December 2016 HARARE - Though many will be trekking to the rural areas for New Year's Day, there is no shortage of fantastic restaurants to try if you have opted to spend your holiday break in the capital, Harare. If you are forgoing home cooking and are looking for somewhere incredible to share a meal on J...
Aid agencies' pull-out threat a nightmare 28 October 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's regime continues to manipulate the magnanimous relief effort by western governments and aid agencies, forcing the humanitarian agencies to make painful choices — either to stop dealing with the rogue and unsavoury government or turning their back on needy civili...
Drought exposes HIV patients to risk 25 September 2016 HARARE - The United Nations has warned that about 196 000 people living with HIV in the impoverished Zimbabwe's rural areas are at risk due to the ravaging drought and the deteriorating economic situation which has affected their treatment regime. According to statistics, Zimbabwe has 1,4 mill...
Zim: From drought to floods 25 September 2016 HARARE - As Zimbabwe moves from El Nino to La Nina, the number of food insecure Zimbabweans will rise to nearly six million by January 2017 from 4,1 million. El Nino, a climatic condition characterised by droughts which ravaged the country in the 2015/2016 agricultural season, is likely to be ...
Starvation stalks Africa 24 September 2016 HARARE - Africa will only be able to feed 13 percent of its two billion-plus population in 2050, if governments such as Zimbabwe do not take measures to address climate change, experts warned. Currently, at least a third of Zimbabwe’s 14 million population faces hunger due to the devastating e...
'Food aid politicisation affecting children' 14 September 2016 HARARE - Children are the hardest-hit by Zanu PF's continued politicisation of food aid and abuse of other government-sponsored programmes, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has said. In a statement, ZPP, an organisation that monitors peace in communities, said children are now suffering becaus...
Zim food crisis worsens 24 August 2016 HARARE - Food insecurity levels have worsened to 79 percent from 30 percent in most drought-stricken provinces of Zimbabwe, a senior principal director in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Albert Chikondo, said. He said despite government efforts to assist the affected people, there was...
Act on impending food shortages 19 August 2016 HARARE - South Africa-based NKC African Economics (NKC) this week warned the Zimbabwean government over the impending food shortages emanating from the El Nino-induced drought and the recently gazetted import restrictions. What is scary about this situation is that the country has been battlin...
Ordinary citizens lose faith in Mugabe 5 June 2016 HARARE - As food prices rise further beyond reach amid cash shortages, struggling Zimbabweans are losing belief in their president and his promise of a brighter future. The country has been hit by persistent cash shortages — but its leaders tell the people that adversity will make them stronge...
'3m Zimbabweans face hunger' 5 March 2016 HARARE - An estimated three million Zimbabweans — 23 percent of the country's population — is food insecure in the wake of one of the worst droughts to ever hit Zimbabwe, a government official has said. Zimbabwe Food and Nutrition Council director George Kembo told delegates at the signing cer...
Macheso weeps over rural poverty 23 February 2016 HARARE - Sungura musician and Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) ambassador Alick Macheso has said the magnitude of poverty and hunger he has witnessed over the past months in drought-prone and impoverished rural communities has left him in tears. Macheso said there is unimaginable hunger among...
Zim poverty levels worsen 16 December 2015 HARARE - Poverty levels in Zimbabwe have reached alarming proportions, with a recent authoritative survey revealing that in some areas of the country as many as 96 percent of villagers live on less than a dollar a day. According to the Zimbabwe Poverty Atlas for 2015 (Atlas) — a research carri...
'Hunger stunts Zim children's growth' 9 December 2015 HARARE - A report by the Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (Zundaf) has revealed that 11,2 percent of children under five years of age are malnourished, a figure that is above the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target of below 10 percent. With the economy faltering ...
Famine plagues Zimbabwe: WFP 27 August 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's food crisis is deepening rapidly, the United Nations World Food Programme warned this week, as President Robert Mugabe claimed in his state-of-the-nation address that farmers did better than what had been estimated. The grim WFP report comes just a day after Mugabe on Tuesd...
We need gamatox to kill weevils: GMB 8 July 2015 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) could be forced to write off huge quantities of maize if government continues to deprive the parastatal of resources to manage the strategic grain reserve, a top official has said. Joe Muzurura, GMB finance and administration deputy general manager, tol...
Food, fuel prices to increase 12 September 2014 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday unveiled a raft of measures and taxes to shore up Zimbabwe’s finances, in a development likely to overburden its already hard-pressed citizens. In his mid-term fiscal policy, the ex-Justice minister imposed a 20 percent hike in excise duty ...
Chiefs deny politicising food aid 4 February 2014 MASVINGO - Chief Fortune Charumbira, president of the Chiefs Council, has denied allegations of politicisation of food aid by traditional leaders and Zanu PF. Speaking during the hand over of $4,2 million food aid by the Japanese Embassy at Sipambi Business Centre in Masvingo last Friday, Char...