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Zimbabwe Hopes Chinese Technology Can Help Revive its Ailing Agricultural Sector

Small holder farmers in Filabusi, about 260 miles from Bulawayo inspect a field that has not prepared for planting because they said they were not sure if rains will come at all. Satellite imagining such as that being driven by the Chinese Academy of Sciences is expected to assist small holders plan their agro activities. Photo by Marko Phiri.

Zimbabwean farmers have long relied on traditional knowledge systems to read the climate and decide when to head for the fields at the start of what they consider the rainy season and prepare for planting.

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