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Right human factor needed to achieve Vision 2030

By Shephard Majengeta  IN all cases and acts deployed to solve human problems, human beings must deliberately act to bring about the desired change.  And time has shown that innovation, knowledge and science are not the preserve of Western societies.  Notorious for their refusal to acknowledge African...

ZIMSEC equally good

By Tawanda Chenana  WE, in the village, bore the brand of the liberation struggle; our homes were the theatre of the epic fight for our independence.  And it was clearly evident to every villager, young and old, that the comrades were inspired by far grander values...

THE resurgence of Theileriosis in 2024

THE issues of climate change and tick-borne diseases cannot be ignored, given they are now becoming the order of the day.   Cattle and other livestock the world over are experiencing both ecological and biological stress which could affect the wellbeing of livestock globally and ultimately...

We will solve our problems

EDITOR’S NOTE  WE begin another new year and are presented yet another opportunity to work for the motherland.  Since the inception of the Second Republic, we have recorded growth every year.  In the Second Republic are servants we trust to guide the nation in the face of...

Africa and its enemies from within

WE, in the village, are grateful for yet another year to do better, to grow and contribute more to the motherland.  As a people, as a nation, we must take stock — it is imperative that we pause and reflect.  As much as we value our...

Of cattle, heavy rains and disease

ALONGSIDE agriculture, the livestock sector is considered a major part of the economy of Zimbabwe and an important part of food security for the nation.  As we enter the New Year 2024, climate change still presents both direct and indirect challenges for livestock production and...

Remembering the peacemaker

This story appeared in The Patriot of January 18 2017.  “PEACE begins with me, peace begins with you; peace begins with all of us.”  As the nation commemorates the fourth anniversary of the passing on of Zimbabwe’s late Vice-President, John Landa Nkomo, the words above still...

Soil water retention technology: Part One …lessons from across the globe

INCREASING frequencies of droughts, coupled with increasing populations are requiring more water for irrigated agriculture.   With the global population approaching nine billion by 2050, even more water will be required to produce an estimated 60 to 70 percent more food.   These greater quantities of...

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and public health: Part Two …is Zimbabwe prepared

ZIMBABWE is facing a growing resistance in common infections, such as TB, malaria, HIV/AIDS, re­spiratory infections, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), urinary tract infections (UTIs), meningitis and diarrhoeal diseases, as well as a host of veterinary diseases, affecting livestock production as a consequence of antimicrobial resistance...

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and public health: Part One  …is Zim on course?

Antimicrobials have been hailed as one of the most important discoveries in medical history; successfully treating many diseases in both animals and humans promoting good health and well-being.  However, today, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become an increasingly serious threat to national and global public health.  This...

Water use by farmers in Zim: Part Six …punitive restrictions on resources use

SOIL-WATER conservation did not change with the advent of independence. In the 1920s, conservation legislation was passed in Rhodesia to justify restrictions on natural resource use by Africans. While conservation for white settlers entailed financial and other incentives, for the indigenous African it entailed coercion and...

Water use by farmers in Zim: Part Five …policy developments in post-colonial irrigation

UNTIL their recent revival, rehabilitation and promotion by the Second Republic led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, indigenous irrigation in Zimbabwe was undervalued to the extent that it did not feature in official statistics and policies, as can be seen in the table below, despite...

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