Zimbabwe, once regarded as the breadbasket of Southern Africa exporting agricultural produce to the region and beyond, is on the verge of famine and chronic malnutrition is endemic throughout the country. Unlike other countries, where food insecurity is viewed as mostly a rural problem, Zimbabwe has a history of food security issues in the urban […]
Sixty percent of of Zimbabweans face acute food insecurity — about 5.5 million in rural areas and 2.2 million in urban areas
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