NKAYI, Zimbabwe - Ntokozo Ncube brims with joy like a proud father as he shows off a newborn calf that has expanded his herd to eight animals.
The calf is a special cross-breed that is helping Ncube, 42, realize his dream of improving his herd and his income.
HARARE - Fifteen years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, its tobacco industry is again booming, with black farmers funded by private firms producing a near record crop.
Two months after the first rains fell in Zunzanyika village last autumn, tensions were high. The rains — which mark the start of the planting season — had disappeared as quickly as they had come, and crops planted in October failed to germinate.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — A U.N. agency says Zimbabwe will need humanitarian aid this year after crop failures caused a grain shortfall of about half a million metric tons.
May 12, 2010
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