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Zimbabwe's Government-Driven Farming Scheme Paying Off

The rains Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa is receiving have brought huge excitement among farmers with many predicting a bumper crop harvest in the 2016-17 season.

Coming from two difficult seasons, coupled with the worst ever El Nino-induced drought in years, the rains have brought relief to farmers.

National food insecurity has risen from about 12 percent in 2011 to 42 percent last year and according to the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Report four million people need food aid because of drought.

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