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Zimbabwe's drought-hit Bulawayo limits tap water to just a day a week

After a devastating drought in 2019 and patchy rains this year, water shortages have worsened in Zimbabwe's second biggest city HARARE, May 15 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's second biggest city of Bulawayo limited access to tap water to…

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News and Press Release
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Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
18 May 2020

Zimbabwe

Rain-short Zimbabwe fights taboo against farming drought-hardy grain

Growing more water-smart millet and less maize could help drought-hit farmers - but an unusual cultural fear holds them back By Andrew Mambondiyani MAMBWERE, Zimbabwe, April 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Samuel Mudziwepasi lost his entire maize crop…

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News and Press Release
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Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
14 Apr 2020

Zimbabwe

High and dry: Flood-hit Zimbabweans look back to stilt homes

The thatched elevated homes of indigenous people near the Zambezi River are making a comeback as climate change brings worsening floods and heat By Lungelo Ndhlovu BINGA, Zimbabwe, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anyone driving through Binga,…

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News and Press Release
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Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
17 Mar 2020

Zimbabwe

Satellite data brings farming advice to remote areas of Zimbabwe

by Marko Phiri | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 10 February 2020 05:00 GMT When roads are bad and extension agents few, technology can help get farmers the information they need to deal with climate shifts and other threats,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
10 Feb 2020

Zimbabwe

Storm-hit Zimbabweans endure another rainy season in risky homes

by Farai Shawn Matiashe | @ZuzeShawn | Thomson Reuters Foundation Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:00 GMT The government is planning to relocate residents of flimsy houses near rivers that flooded when Cyclone Idai hit - but engineers say…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
29 Jan 2020

Zimbabwe

Families trek to unsafe wells as taps run dry in drought-hit Zimbabwe

by Reuters Monday, 27 January 2020 13:46 GMT City authorities say they have had to shut down water supplies for 96 hours a week to cope with a sharp fall in reservoir levels caused by the country's worst…

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News and Press Release
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Reuters
Posted:
27 Jan 2020

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe says grain stocks running out after drought

by Reuters Thursday, 23 January 2020 13:08 GMT More than half the country's population faces food shortages after maize harvests halved last year HARARE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has only 100,000 tonnes of grain in its strategic reserves,…

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News and Press Release
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Reuters
Posted:
23 Jan 2020

Zimbabwe

Drought - and economic woes - empty Zimbabwe's 'cattle bank'

Farmers are trying to find ways to protect their herds as climate change brings more frequent droughts - but not all are working By Busani Bafana NESIGWE, Zimbabwe, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Livestock farmer Siphiwe Moyo…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
05 Dec 2019

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe farmers venture into vegetables to outsmart poor rains

As severe drought has decimated maize crops across much of Zimbabwe, farmers are trying out new ways to cope with a more extreme climate By Busani Bafana BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmer Talita Matutu…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
15 May 2019

Zimbabwe

After floods drench eastern Zimbabwe, water shortages parch Harare

Climate change is bringing more weather extremes, and Zimbabwe this year is suffering from opposite crises at once: floods and drought By Tonderayi Mukeredzi HARARE, April 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As eastern Zimbabwe struggles with the aftermath…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
08 Apr 2019

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