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Chinese-owned Farms Struggle to Help Improve Food Security in Zimbabwe

Josephine Ganye working in her wilting and stunted maize fields due to the unrelenting heat and poor rainfall in the drought prone Buhera on January 28, 2020. Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP

Strategic investments by the Chinese enterprises in Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector face mounting challenges that are scuttling plans to assist the southern African country’s erstwhile foothold as a net food producer. The Sino-Zim ventures were launched with the aim of assisting the southern African country’s struggling food security needs in a decade that punctuated by drought and international food aid appeals.

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