Centre For Agriculture and Food Policy





Business Model for Grain Marketing Board’s Participation in Warehouse Receipt System

In September 2020, government of Zimbabwe and private sector embarked on a pilot project for the Warehouse Receipts System in Zimbabwe. The pilot was to serve as a precursor to the establishment of a commodity exchange. By April 2021, significant progress aimed at operationalizing a regulated warehouse receipts system (WRS) and associated commodity exchange had been made.……..

Grain Subsector Policy Options to Mitigate the Impacts of Covid-19 on Zimbabwe’s Agriculture and Food Systems

COVID-19 poses a potential risk of a looming food crisis in Zimbabwe, unless measures are taken to keep food supply chains alive to alleviate the pandemic’s repercussions. Performance in the grain sector has been following a downward trend prior to the pandemic; therefore the advent of COVID-19 will further disrupt Zimbabwe’s food systems including the grain sub-sector, an important sector in Zimbabwe..……..

Background Paper on the Inclusion of Biofortified Crops in Government’s Input Support Programs

Evidence has shown that consumption of biofortified crops could significantly improve human health and nutrition. Globally, biofortified crops are now grown and consumed by more than 48 million people. However, production and consumption of biofortified crops in Zimbabwe is still depressed. To reach optimum scale, biofortification must be integrated in public and private programmes...……..

Maize Pricing Policy in Zimbabwe: Implications for Maize Marketing and Trade Development

In Zimbabwe indigenous chickens contribute to food security. However the price of chicken feed has been escalating thereby reducing the viability of the poultry industry. This has led to the stagnation of the indigenous chicken production despite the proliferation of backyard hatcheries. The high cost of feed has triggered the need to explore the incorporation of non-conventional food stuffs such as leaf meals.....……..

On-Moringa Based Chicken Feed, Biochar Based Natural Fertilizer and Erthnovet Tick and Theileriosis Control in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe indigenous chickens contribute to food security. However the price of chicken feed has been escalating thereby reducing the viability of the poultry industry. This has led to the stagnation of the indigenous chicken production despite the proliferation of backyard hatcheries. The high cost of feed has triggered the need to explore the incorporation of non-conventional food stuffs such as leaf meals.....……..

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