How land reform transformed small towns in Zimbabwe

Our recent paper – small towns and land reform in Zimbabwe – out in the European Journal of Development Research (open access) – explores some of the themes discussed last time for the Zimbabwe setting. Over a number of years, we have been monitoring changes in three...

ICYMI: Brown locust outbreak in Northern Cape

The first brown locust swarms of the season have been seen in parts of the Northern Cape and officials say more are expected following good rainfall in recent weeks. The provincial department of agriculture, environmental affairs, rural development and land reform...

Zimbabwe’s bumper harvest: what explains the success?

This blog was written by Ian Scoones and first appeared on Zimbabweland As farmers turn to the next season with the beginning of the rains, the country is in a good position having reaped a bumper harvest in 2020/21. An estimated 2.7 million tonnes...

Zimbabwe’s bumper harvest: what explains the success?

As farmers turn to the next season with the beginning of the rains, the country is in a good position having reaped a bumper harvest in 2020/21. An estimated 2.7 million tonnes of maize were produced, triple the amount in the previous season. Given COVID-19 and the...

FAO develops new application to combat locust outbreak in Namibia

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a new application that will aid in combating locust outbreak in Namibia. The eLocust3m app latest version sets to improve early warning through rapid detection, surveillance and monitoring...