Art and Science Marry in Ethiopia’s Quest for the Perfect Chicken

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Each successive generation of ‘Cosmopolitan Chickens’ is more resilient, lives longer, and is less susceptible to diseases, proving the importance of genetic diversity

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Each successive generation of 'Cosmopolitan Chickens' is more resilient, lives longer, and is less susceptible to diseases, proving the importance of genetic diversity

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Vulnerable Women Farmers to Benefit From U.S.$9 Million Climate Change Initiative

[New Times] Beginning June this year, economically disadvantaged women farmers will start benefitting from a new initiative, Gender Climate Change Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP).

[New Times] Beginning June this year, economically disadvantaged women farmers will start benefitting from a new initiative, Gender Climate Change Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP).

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Kinjeketile and the Maji Maji Rebellion

[Deutsche Welle] Kinjeketile Ngwale claimed to be a spirit medium. He defied the German colonialists in Tanganyika, unleashed an uprising and gave the people with ‘sacred water’ which they believed would keep them from harm.

[Deutsche Welle] Kinjeketile Ngwale claimed to be a spirit medium. He defied the German colonialists in Tanganyika, unleashed an uprising and gave the people with 'sacred water' which they believed would keep them from harm.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Parastatal to Up Dam Maintenance, Water Use Monitoring

[The Herald] As the water year beckons, the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has mobilised resources to improve its visibility at the dams and in farming areas with a view to improve compliance by water users and also to maintain dam safety. Z…

[The Herald] As the water year beckons, the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has mobilised resources to improve its visibility at the dams and in farming areas with a view to improve compliance by water users and also to maintain dam safety. ZINWA's intention is to eradicate illegal use of water, especially by the irrigators.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Mugabe to Blame for Low Investment’

[The Herald] THe Zanu-PF Women’s League has blamed former president Robert Mugabe for discouraging investors in the latter years of his tenure, which negatively affected the national economy.

[The Herald] THe Zanu-PF Women's League has blamed former president Robert Mugabe for discouraging investors in the latter years of his tenure, which negatively affected the national economy.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Minister Shiri Calls for Teamwork

[The Herald] GOVERNMENT has emphasised the need for close cooperation between its departments, the private sector and international research institutions for the country to increase agricultural productivity for both crops and livestock. Minister of La…

[The Herald] GOVERNMENT has emphasised the need for close cooperation between its departments, the private sector and international research institutions for the country to increase agricultural productivity for both crops and livestock. Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri (Retired) yesterday said it was important for research institutions to play a leading role in developing and scaling out innovations to unlock the full potential of agriculture, especially in the se

Fired Nurses Withdraw High Court Challenge

[The Herald] Nurses who were recently fired by Government for embarking on an illegal job action have been left exposed after the Zimbabwe Nurses’ Association (ZINA) yesterday withdrew a High Court challenge against their dismissal. The health workers …

[The Herald] Nurses who were recently fired by Government for embarking on an illegal job action have been left exposed after the Zimbabwe Nurses' Association (ZINA) yesterday withdrew a High Court challenge against their dismissal. The health workers downed tools last week on Tuesday demanding outstanding allowances agreed under the inclusive Government in 2010.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Command Livestock Scheme Gets Rolling

[The Herald] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday handed over the first batch of 200 heifers to 66 cattle farmers from two provinces of Matabeleland North and South under the $300 million Command Livestock, Fisheries and Wildlife Programme.

[The Herald] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday handed over the first batch of 200 heifers to 66 cattle farmers from two provinces of Matabeleland North and South under the $300 million Command Livestock, Fisheries and Wildlife Programme.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe