Tsenza makes Rusape tick

To a wayfarer, vendors selling tsenza (Livingstone potato, Plectranthus esculentus) in the small farming town of Rusape are just like any other vendors. But tsenza...

Elizabeth Mpofu, Africa’s Pulse Ambassador

2016 was the International Year of Pulses (IYP), a year proclaimed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to focus...

Local herbal teas are better than rooibos!

Earlier this month The Herald newspaper reported that scientists at the University of Zimbabwe have announced that Zimbabwean herbal teas contain more health-giving anti-oxidants...

Down to earth with Outlandish Kitchen

She has been called the ‘pied piper of picnics’ and she is certainly hard to pin down, but finally caught up with Jules Mercer...

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...

Wild food collectors counter climate change

Activities such as bee-keeping and harvesting mushrooms and wild fruits are becoming an increasingly important contribution to food security and incomes for poor rural...

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...

Interview with SME Business Woman of the Year: Nyarai Kurebgaseka

Tell us about yourself – your background, where you’re from and how you came to be who you are today in relation to promoting...

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...

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...