Warning: session_start(): open(/tmp/sess_2dc48d83ef37ab8b47f71217553bfc8c, O_RDWR) failed: Disk quota exceeded (122) in /home/diasporacomm2014/public_html/wp-content/plugins/custom-contact-forms/classes/class-ccf-form-handler.php on line 587

Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/diasporacomm2014/public_html/wp-content/plugins/custom-contact-forms/classes/class-ccf-form-handler.php:587) in /home/diasporacomm2014/public_html/wp-content/plugins/custom-contact-forms/classes/class-ccf-form-handler.php on line 587

Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/diasporacomm2014/public_html/wp-content/plugins/custom-contact-forms/classes/class-ccf-form-handler.php:587) in /home/diasporacomm2014/public_html/wp-content/plugins/custom-contact-forms/classes/class-ccf-form-handler.php on line 587
Britain Gives Zimbabwe $72M To Boost Food Production | Diaspora Community. Welcome Back Home!

Britain Gives Zimbabwe $72M To Boost Food Production

March 22, 2015

Harare – Britain has given Zimbabwe $72m to help increase food production by rural farmers over the next four years, as the southern African country faces the prospect of poorer harvests this year due to inadequate rains.

Once the bread-basket of the region, Zimbabwe has since 2000 struggled to feed its people due to droughts and President Robert Mugabe’s seizure of white-owned farms to resettle landless blacks, which badly affected commercial agriculture.

Catriona Laing, Britain’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, said with 70% of Zimbabweans living in rural areas and mostly surviving on farming, supporting agriculture would speed up economic recovery.

The money would be paid out through the Food And Agriculture Organisation and other relief agencies.

Zimbabwe and Britain have had frosty ties since 2000, with London, the European Union and United States, accusing Mugabe of rigging elections and human rights abuses. Mugabe denies the charges, saying Britain is leading the West in trying to remove him from power as punishment for the land seizures.

Source: News 24

 

(0 votes) 0/5
Article Tags:
Article Categories:
Agriculture

Leave a Comment

Please wait...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.

Warning: Unknown: open(/tmp/sess_2dc48d83ef37ab8b47f71217553bfc8c, O_RDWR) failed: Disk quota exceeded (122) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/tmp) in Unknown on line 0