Drought busters – indigenous vegetables beat the heat

There is an idyllic scene when I arrive in Silobela, West of Kwekwe in Zimbabwe’s midlands. The grass is green, goats and cattle graze...

The food and seed festival highlights

“It was the best one yet!” that was the overwhelming consensus from stall holders and visitors to the 2015 food and seed festival held...

The Utsanzi Story

In Zimbabwe, more and more enterprises are responding to consumers’ growing interest in wholesome food and products that celebrate the essence of Africa’s unique...

Zimbabwean teas feature at Africa’s Big 7 tradeshow

Speciality Foods of Africa (SFA) will for the first time attend one of the biggest tradeshows in Africa, Africa’s Big 7 to be held...

The Boschvelds are back in town

Many decades ago, Mike Bosch, a cattle farmer from Gweru, came up with a novel way to deal with ticks. He developed a special...

Naturally Zimbabwean recipe competition

In order to tap into the inspirational talents of all you great cooks out there, we have decided to hold a competition for the...

Our magnificent indigenous fruits

As a child, I rarely spent weekends at home but rather in woodlands, by grazing pastures, playing games or swimming and gliding in Rusape...

Good old cooking days in Manicaland

She talked about food and cooking in the pastwith nostalgia and a sparkle in her eyes. “Those were the good old days,” said a beaming...

Binga’s rubies make farmers smile

Mr. Mudenga is a farmer in Binga District, whose life has been changed by what he calls the 'Rubies of Binga'. Binga is one...

Roundtable discusses traditional food survey

Last month, representatives from the health, education, agriculture and hospitality sectors met to discuss the results of a survey carried out in Harare on...