Articles tagged 'deforestation'

'Tobacco curing decimating forests' 26 April 2018 HARARE - Government has threatened to repossess land from resettled farmers who continue to use vast quantities of wood to cure their tobacco, contributing to deforestation and defying calls to use coal. “The country will turn into a desert in no time, should this practice be allowed to contin...
Parly probes forests plunder 30 September 2017 HARARE - The parliamentary portfolio committee on Environment, Water and Climate has set out to investigate the plunder of commercial timber and protected indigenous forests following a massive public outcry from environmentalists and the timber industry. Settlers and illegal miners have besie...
'Cutting down trees is a sin' 8 December 2013 HARARE - Harare provincial minister, Miriam Chikukwa yesterday urged Chitungwiza residents to preserve forests saying indiscriminately  cutting down trees was a sin. Speaking at Tree Planting Day celebrations at Tafadzwa Primary School in Seke yesterday, Chikukwa said Zimbabwe was a God-fearin...
Battling deforestation in Zim 3 December 2013 HARARE - That Zimbabwe no longer has the luxury to pay lip service to deforestation is now a reality. The indiscriminate destruction of trees, combined with other environmental tragedies, is now hitting where it most hurts — the stomach. While the farming season used to start around October...
Cut down on deforestation 27 November 2013 HARARE - Ask a dispossessed white Zimbabwean farmer how many cords of wood you need to cure a hectare of tobacco and he'll shake his head and look blank. White farmers for the most part say they didn't use wood to cure their tobacco because there simply weren't enough trees or wood close to ha...
Tobacco farmers decimating forests 19 November 2013 RUSAPE - Tobacco farmers are decimating the country's 350 000 hectares of forests, with 20 percent of the forests lost to tobacco curing, the  Forestry Commission (FC) has said. “Tobacco is not being grown sustainably but there will come a time in future that if you don't have a woodlot you wo...
Zim set to curb deforestation 18 August 2013 HARARE - With an estimated deforestation rate of 300 000 hectares per year, Zimbabwe has moved in to adopt a policy that seeks to enhance forests sustainability. This development is expected to benefit the country from numerous shared global synergies, thus maintaining the economic, social and...