Farm production grinds to a halt as farm invasions continue

Published on 11 March 2009

Production at the handful of functioning farms remaining in Zimbabwe has ground to a halt, with ongoing farm invasions and threats of evictions forcing farmers to abandon their crops. A fresh wave of farm invasions have seen more than 80 farms seized since last month and has left more than 100 farmers facing possible prosecution. [...] Zimbabweans are battling a crippling countrywide food shortage that has left more than seventy percent of the population in critical need of international food aid. The UN’s World Food Programme has in turn been forced to cut its aid rations to cater for the overwhelming number of starving people in Zimbabwe – a country that was once regarded as the breadbasket of Africa.

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