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Tuesday 21 October  
A small farmer about 50 km north of Harare prepares spinach for the market
Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Zim government urged to stop land grabs to end hunger

Published on : 18 January 2013 - 12:28pm | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: AFP)
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The government is once again facing an urgent appeal to once and for all stop the ongoing illegal seizure of productive farm land across the country, to bring an end to the worsening hunger crisis.

By Alex Bell as published by partner SW Radio Africa

Zimbabwe’s once prosperous agricultural sector is again unable to feed the country, after years of chaos caused by the land grab campaign. On Tuesday the United Nations (UN) announced that it needs at least US$131 million in aid for Zimbabwe this year, mainly to meet food assistance demands. The UN said that at least 1.7 million people are facing hunger in the coming year.

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The government has repeatedly blamed the failed cropping seasons on the weather, an excuse picked up by the UN on Tuesday.

But Charles Taffs, the president of the Commercial Farmers Union (CFU), told SW Radio Africa on Thursday that hunger has been brought about by “destructive policies” that have destroyed the farming industry. He said “a line needs to be drawn under the land question,” for normality to be returned to the farming sector.

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Heinz88 19 January 2013 - 5:55pm / GERMAN

Too little too late!! When the white farmers were living in Zimbabwe..the country was first hunger for blacks or whites. That was only 30 years ago. Rhodesia (Zimbabwe 30 years ago)

and compare to what it looks like now!!

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