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Food Security, Conservation and Energy

This is the editorial for SustainZim Issue 11, with focus on food security, conservation and energy for those living in both rural and urban areas. Food security and nutrition is one of the major agendas of the government through ZimAsset. We have an article from Ian...

The Good Food Festival

The Good Food Festival

A Celebration of Zimbabwe’s Traditional and Organic Food and Seed Background: The Zimbabwe Traditional and Organic Food Forum The traditional Zimbabwean diet was historically highly diverse and nutritious. However, over the past 5 or 6 generations, people in Zimbabwe...

The Local Food Economy

Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? How it was grown? The people involved? The processes involved? Though these are clearly important questions to ask, we often don't take time to ponder on this. Our modern day food systems are vast, complex and...

Food security and Climate change

Food security and Climate change

“Fundamental initiatives for Zimbabwe” The African continent will be the most affected by climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In a region where 70 percent of inhabitants still directly rely on the land for their...

Defining Sustainability

The first time I heard the word sustainability was during a lecture in college, or perhaps let’s say that was my first memory of it.  Like many other students, I then attached the word to high level topics such as international and national environmental policies...

Climate change in  urban areas

Climate change in urban areas

Emily Matingo, a climate change scientist in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, argues that there is need to understand better how climate change affects the urban areas and maintains that, ‘’Climate Change impacts are increasingly being felt in urban...

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