Zimbabwe: climate change

Eddie Cross writing in Zimbabwean Pundit discusses the possible impact of climate change on local agribusnesses and peasant farming….”Climate change will further damage the prospects of the subsistence sector. These farmers, some 800 000 of them – mostly women, do not produce significant surpluses and with the growth in urban populations the dependence on commercial large scale farming is likely to grow significantly in the years ahead. This deteriorating outlook for the capacity of the small-scale sector to meet even subsistence needs is being compounded by the HIV/Aids situation.”

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