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Art Brown said: “These two new programmes will build on the United States’ investment in Zimbabwean people and tackle the root causes of food insecurity and poverty by assisting almost a half a million vulnerable Zimbabweans to transition from humanitarian assistance to resilience and self-reliance,” “Takunda, a Shona word meaning ‘we have overcome’, is a US$55 million programme implemented by CARE International. Takunda will target more than 301 000 Zimbabweans in two districts of Masvingo province, Chivi and Zaka, and two districts in Manicaland province, Buhera and Mutare” External link

newsday Friday, October 23, 2020 8:40:00 AM CEST

Tino Machakaire said: “As a constituency, we are thankful to the First Lady for bringing joy to our children. We have been affected by drought as a nation and most villagers are finding it difficult to feed their families” External link

zimbabwesituation Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:23:00 AM CEST

Patrice Talla said: “Action by agencies like mine to turn to think-tanks and action-tanks rolled into one, linking up with the research community and the private sector to unleash the power of innovation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:41:00 PM CEST

Maria Ribeiro said: “The Covid-19 pandemic risks further escalating millions of food insecure households,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:41:00 PM CEST

Maria Ribeiro said: “The Covid-19 pandemic risks further escalating millions of food-insecure households,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM CEST

David Mfote said: “Through the livelihoods food security programme we are collaborating with the Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement ministry to promote the Pfumvudza concept and we are quite excited because the ministry has taken it to an upper scale, which is a climate smart conservation and agricultural technique that aims to improve household food security through ensuring cereal adequacy for the whole year,” External link

newsday Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:41:00 AM CEST

Paul Zakariya said: “Most of the beneficiaries of land reform had no known experience in farming. A good majority had not even been trained on land use, let alone basic agriculture,” External link

zimbabwesituation Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:11:00 PM CEST

Douglas Karoro said: “The president is on record making it categorically clear that all land must be fully utilised so that we end hunger in our country,” External link

zimbabwesituation Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:11:00 PM CEST

Paul Zakariya said: “Most of the beneficiaries of land reform had no known experience in farming. A good majority had not even been trained on land use, let alone basic agriculture,” External link

thezimbabwean Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:56:00 AM CEST

Douglas Karoro said: “The president is on record making it categorically clear that all land must be fully utilised so that we end hunger in our country,” External link

thezimbabwean Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:56:00 AM CEST

Patrice Talla said: “The Pfumvudza is just one initiative that, together with our partners, FAO is supporting to promote sustainable agriculture and innovation in the region. We support governments to design and implement responsive and sustainable policies. We help ensure agri-businesses are innovative and responsive. We support access to financing and training for women and youth. We work to ensure each of us does our part to buy sustainably and to not waste food. As individuals, and as an organization, we aim to grow, nourish and sustain together,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, October 16, 2020 11:16:00 PM CEST

Patrice Talla added: “In this challenging year, World Food Day provides a moment for each of us to reflect on strengths and look ahead to how we might continue to grow, nourish, and sustain together as individuals and as a society,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, October 16, 2020 11:16:00 PM CEST

Andrew Morley said: “Restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the virus continue to hit the incomes of poor families the hardest, meaning they don’t have enough money to purchase food. Conflict and COVID-19 are a disastrous combination, making it incredibly difficult to get help to the children and families who need it most. There is no social welfare safety net to support these people and that’s why the international community must urgently step up,” External link

newsday Friday, October 16, 2020 4:00:00 PM CEST

Andrew Morley said: “We are facing an imminent crisis children of the world need us now. The number of children at risk of famine because they cannot access nutritious food has increased by 50% in one year. We must stop at nothing to prevent a potential famine that could rob them of a future and their God-given potential,” External link

newsday Friday, October 16, 2020 4:00:00 PM CEST

Amir Abdulla said: "The complete interlink between food, conflict, and peace is really drawn. If you think of the 13 major food crises in the world today. 10 of them are driven by conflict. And you know, hunger is both an effect of conflict and war. But it can also be a cause," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 16, 2020 1:21:00 PM CEST

Amir Abdulla said: "It is generally accepted term that about $1 spent in prevention or preparation or avoiding a crisis can stop you having to spend $6 to $7 as an impact of the crisis," "History has shown that over 50% of the conflicts that get ended, reoccur. And sometimes that's happens in less than six or seven years" External link

haberler-en Friday, October 16, 2020 1:21:00 PM CEST

Andrew Morley said: "Restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the virus continue to hit the incomes of poor families the hardest, meaning they don't have enough money to purchase food. Conflict and COVID-19 are a disastrous combination, making it incredibly difficult to get help to the children and families who need it most. There is no social welfare safety nets to support these people and that's why the international community must urgently step up," "Acute hunger has been climbing for the past four years, reaching a peak of 135 million in 2019 due to a deadly mix of conflict and increased climate and economic shocks. COVID-19 has pushed this trend into overdrive. In April 2020, the head of the World Food Programme warned that the number of people facing acute hunger could double due to COVID-19. World Vision is extremely concerned by the fact that the numbers of people facing starvation and severe malnutrition in the countries we refer to has increased by 50% in one year," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 16, 2020 8:06:00 AM CEST

Andrew Morley said: "We are facing an imminent crisis and children of the world need us now. The number of children at risk of famine because they cannot access nutritious food has increased by 50% in one year. We must stop at nothing to prevent a potential famine that could rob them of a future and their God-given potential," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 16, 2020 8:06:00 AM CEST

Jeremy Taylor said: “We’re trying to return to normal, but it will be a new normal,” External link

irinnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:15:00 PM CEST

Nathan Nkomo said: “More important from that contingency draft, I’m calling it a contingency draft because it has to sail through a Cabinet system before it becomes official. It is one of the items that are expected to be deliberated I’m sure on Tuesday (today)” “Part of the components of the draft speaks about a robust early warning system. An early warning system which speaks to climatological risks which we must also deal with. So, whenever we will be handling issues to do with floods during the rainy season, we will also be cognisant of the existence of the current Covid-19 pandemic” External link

chronicle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:17:00 AM CEST

Antonio Guterres said: “The women and men of the WFP brave danger and distance to deliver life-saving sustenance to those devastated by conflict, to people suffering because of disaster, to children and families uncertain about their next meal,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:38:00 PM CEST

Gernot Laganda said: "You won't get to zero hunger with humanitarian aid alone," External link

straitstimesSG Saturday, October 10, 2020 8:58:00 AM CEST

Berit Reiss Andersen dijo: "Con el premio de este año, el comité desea volver los ojos del mundo hacia millones de personas que padecen o enfrentan la amenaza del hambre (…) El Programa Mundial de Alimentos juega un papel clave en la cooperación multilateral para hacer de la seguridad alimentaria un instrumento de paz" External link

informa-tico Saturday, October 10, 2020 5:08:00 AM CEST

David Beasley dijo: “Es el Premio Nobel de la Paz, Y es por la familia del PMA (…) Están en los lugares más difíciles y complejos del mundo, donde hay guerras, conflictos, extremos climáticos. ... Se merecen este premio” External link

informa-tico Saturday, October 10, 2020 5:08:00 AM CEST

Frederic Mousseau said: “This Nobel Prize is important to celebrate multilateral cooperation, to show solidarity between nations,” External link

wsoctv Saturday, October 10, 2020 5:00:00 AM CEST

Mr Brown said: “The United States remains committed to the people of Zimbabwe and we have provided a US$10 million support facility in terms of cash transfers for over 103 700 vulnerable Zimbabweans in eight urban areas,” External link

zimbabwesituation Monday, October 5, 2020 10:46:00 AM CEST

Mr Brown said: “In addition, we are providing over US$60 million to support food distributions for nearly one million people in rural areas during the current lean season. During the pandemic, we will continue to prioritise our critical health and humanitarian assistance activities,” External link

chronicle Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:34:00 AM CEST

Francesca Erdelmann said: “Today we have expanded our urban social assistance programme to ease the challenges faced by urban communities, which have been worsened by COVID-19. We are grateful to USAID for its support in such a time as this,” External link

zimbabwesituation Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:48:00 PM CEST

Francesca Erdelmann said: “Today we have expanded our urban social assistance programme to ease the challenges faced by urban communities, which have been worsened by COVID-19. We are grateful to USAID for its support in such a time as this,” External link

thezimbabwean Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:30:00 PM CEST

Francesca Erdelmann said: “Today we have expanded our urban social assistance programme to ease the challenges faced by urban communities, which have been worsened by COVID-19. We are grateful to USAID for its support in such a time as this,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:18:00 PM CEST

Francesca Erdelmann said: “Today we have expanded our urban social assistance programme to ease the challenges faced by urban communities, which have been worsened by COVID-19. We are grateful to USAID for its support in such a time as this,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:25:00 AM CEST

Francesca Erdelmann said: “Food distribution points were deep in the communities and in close proximity and reach to the general population, making it easier and more convenient for communities to access essential and life-saving sexual and reproductive health and rights service” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:36:00 AM CEST

Richard Moyo said: “You were instrumental in coming up with income generation projects for the Matabeleland North Province prison institutions especially the Binga Kapenta Fishing Project and the Lupane Aquaculture projects which were launched in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Apart from generating income within prison establishments, these projects offer alternative nutritional requirements to both the staff and inmate population within the province’s prisons,” External link

chronicle Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:08:00 PM CEST

Obert Gutu said: “Development should be localised first and foremost before you can spread it elsewhere. Natural resources found in a particular region should be utilised to benefit the local communities first in order to drive the agenda of broad-based national development. As it is said, there is nothing for us without us,” “The national development strategy should be anchored on holistic and accelerated devolution if it is going to succeed. We have got so many natural resources in Zimbabwe that it is a total shame and embarrassment for us to be this poor. Devolution should be a game-changer as Zimbabwe strives to attain an upper middle-income economy status by the year 2030” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM CEST

Obert Gutu said: “There are certain elements in this country who only see doom and gloom in whatever Government does or plans to do. We are a deeply polarised nation. Some among us literally ululate when the economy is under distress,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:08:00 AM CEST

Paul Zakariya said: “Most of the beneficiaries of land reform had no known experience in farming. A good majority had not even been trained on land use, let alone basic agriculture,” External link

zimbabwesituation Saturday, September 26, 2020 1:33:00 PM CEST

Douglas Karoro said: “The president is on record making it categorically clear that all land must be fully utilised so that we end hunger in our country,” External link

zimbabwesituation Saturday, September 26, 2020 1:33:00 PM CEST

Paul Zakariya said: “Most of the beneficiaries of land reform had no known experience in farming. A good majority had not even been trained on land use, let alone basic agriculture,” External link

thezimbabwean Saturday, September 26, 2020 1:23:00 PM CEST

Douglas Karoro said: “The president is on record making it categorically clear that all land must be fully utilised so that we end hunger in our country,” External link

thezimbabwean Saturday, September 26, 2020 1:23:00 PM CEST

Richard Moyo said: “You were instrumental in coming up with income generation projects for the Matabeleland North Province prison institutions especially the Binga Kapenta Fishing Project and the Lupane Aquaculture projects which were launched in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Apart from generating income within prison establishments, these projects offer alternative nutritional requirements to both the staff and inmate population within the province’s prisons,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:14:00 AM CEST

Paul Zakariya said: "Most of the beneficiaries of land reform had no known experience in farming. A good majority had not even been trained on land use, let alone basic agriculture," External link

trust Friday, September 25, 2020 11:18:00 AM CEST

Douglas Karoro said: "The president is on record making it categorically clear that all land must be fully utilised so that we end hunger in our country," External link

trust Friday, September 25, 2020 11:18:00 AM CEST

Lovemore Matuke said: “I think the ZCC Mutendi church led by its leader Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi deserves special praise for hosting a high level event attended by the President and his deputies where projects with a bearing towards socio-economic transformation of ordinary people here were launched,” “Allow me to applaud the ZCC Mutendi Church for projects that will not only ensure food security of local communities and help families affected by Cyclone Idai, but all these projects being pursued by the church will aid the national drive to steer Zimbabwe towards Vision 2030 as advanced by President Mnangagwa” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:08:00 PM CEST

Lovemore Matuke said: "I think the ZCC Mutendi church led by its leader Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi deserves special praise for hosting a high level event attended by the President and his deputies where projects with a bearing towards socio-economic transformation of ordinary people here were launched," "Allow me to applaud the ZCC Mutendi Church for projects that will not only ensure food security of local communities and help families affected by Cyclone Idai, but all these projects being pursued by the church will aid the national drive to steer Zimbabwe towards Vision 2030 as advanced by President Mnangagwa" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:52:00 AM CEST

Alex Magaisa said: “It is essentially a shell that is being supported by the military,” External link

bloomberg Friday, September 18, 2020 12:23:00 PM CEST

Richard Moyo said: “The climate-proofed Presidential Input Scheme is a program aimed at supporting vulnerable households to produce maize and grains to improve food security in households and ultimately in the country. We are grateful for these inputs and I believe that rightly used these will save us thousands of forex we use to import maize due to food insecurity. With gatshompo, I know everyone will be able to produce enough grain for the family and for our reserves in case we have another drought next year,” “As we are aware that our economy is agro-based, agriculture has therefore been targeted as the sector that will lead to the recovery of our economy. As we strive to improve agricultural productions, let us make maximum use of land as this is critical for the success of the land reform programme” External link

chronicle Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:49:00 AM CEST

Lola Castro said: “Many Zimbabwean families are suffering the ravages of acute hunger, and their plight will get worse before it gets better,” External link

zimbabwesituation Friday, September 11, 2020 1:46:00 PM CEST

Lola Castro said: “Many Zimbabwean families are suffering the ravages of acute hunger, and their plight will get worse before it gets better,” External link

thezimbabwean Friday, September 11, 2020 12:38:00 PM CEST

Emmerson Mnangagwa said: “These include the rebranded climate proofed Presidential Input Support Programme, which has seen the introduction of the Pfumvudza-Conservation Agriculture Programme, leveraging on our heritage-based knowledge systems and practices,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:10:00 PM CEST

Emmerson Mnangagwa said: “I equally urge us to robustly harness the hardworking ethic culture of our people through entrenching positive competition, culminating in shows, exhibitions and expos as a way of promoting exchange of farming practices, experiences and product development and value addition. The era of weekend and telephone farming has come to an end,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:10:00 PM CEST

Patrice Talla admitted: “Even with the control measures already taken, the locusts are still a threat,” External link

africanewswire Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:24:00 AM CEST

Lola Castro said: "We have chronic underlying causes that we know very well, and they are basically mostly related to climatic shocks ... drought, floods or big cyclones," External link

ippmedia-en Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM CEST

Lola Castro said: "We have chronic underlying causes that we know very well, and they are basically mostly related to climatic shocks ... drought, floods or big cyclones," External link

voazimbabwe Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:25:00 AM CEST

Christopher Cramer says: “Covid-19 appears not to have caused, so far, as terrible a collapse as it might have done,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM CEST

Francois Conradie says: “Governments find themselves having to spend more to cope with the pandemic at the same time as these economic problems result in lower tax revenues, so they borrow more,” “In the long term this is going to crowd out productive investment spending and even some crucial spending on social safety nets” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM CEST

Christopher Cramer says: “States cannot rely easily on foreign investment or aid – they need to build resilient export sectors and to take a national role in promoting change,” “Spending on public agricultural R&D needs to rise, investment in irrigation needs to rise” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM CEST

Francois Conradie says: “To make the most of the opportunity, we would need to see more willingness from protectionist governments to tolerate currency weakness, and from governments generally to focus on the improvements in the business and investment environments,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM CEST

Lola Castro said: "We have chronic underlying causes that we know very well, and they are basically mostly related to climatic shocks ... drought, floods or big cyclones," External link

startribune Monday, September 7, 2020 5:08:00 PM CEST

Brian Nichols said: “Why are you here then? Why do we need you here at all?” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:19:00 PM CEST

Mthuli Ncube told: “We will soon be issuing an expression of interest statement locally and internationally for any potential advisors out there to express their interest and then we move to the short-listing stage and then eventually appoint an advisor to help us raise this funding from both the domestic market and international market,” External link

chronicle Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:13:00 PM CEST

Mthuli Ncube said: “We will soon be issuing an expression of interest statement locally and internationally for any potential advisors out there to express their interest and then we move to the short-listing stage and then eventually appoint an advisor to help us raise this funding from both the domestic market and international market,” External link

insiderzim Monday, August 31, 2020 7:22:00 PM CEST

Mary Mliswa-Chikoka said: "We are going to identify farms that are not being fully-utilised and downsize them so that farmers who are facing challenges in terms of inputs are left with hectarages they can manage," External link

allafrica Friday, August 28, 2020 2:08:00 AM CEST

Emmerson Mnangagwa said: “These include the rebranded climate proofed Presidential Input Support Programme, which has seen the introduction of the Pfumvudza-Conservation Agriculture Programme, leveraging on our heritage-based knowledge systems and practices,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:04:00 PM CEST

Emmerson Mnangagwa said: “I equally urge us to robustly harness the hardworking ethic culture of our people through entrenching positive competition, culminating in shows, exhibitions and expos as a way of promoting exchange of farming practices, experiences and product development and value addition. The era of weekend and telephone farming has come to an end,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:04:00 PM CEST

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