Washen Expo kicks off in Bulawayo

Zimbabweans from all sectors of the economy have been urged to be actively involved in mitigating and adaptation of climate change which is becoming a threat to Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector. The country is currently facing fluctuating weather conditions and with Meteorological Services Department revealing the 2018/ 2019 agriculture season will receive normal to below normal […]

Govt works towards low carbon, climate resilient Zim: Minister

GOVERNMENT is working towards a low carbon and climate resilient Zimbabwe through the implementation of the 2017 National Climate Policy, Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri said yesterday. In a speech read on his behalf by the Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement director for Matabeleland North Mr Dumisani Nyoni […]

Major boost for Zim’s renewable energy projects

Sweden has pledged more support for Zimbabwe’s renewable energy projects after unveiling a US$6.5 million funding programme for business projects within the sector. The programmes officer responsible for development corporation at the Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe Dr Gareth Horsfield told the ZBC News after unveiling of the funding programme in the capital that the […]

NGO empowers smallholder farmers

A NON-governmental organisation, Practical Action has launched a US$1,1 million project aimed at empowering smallholder farmers in Gwanda and Matobo Districts in Matabeleland South. The project is being done with the support from the Isle of Man government. The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between England and […]

Zim ramps up efforts to boost trade

Zimbabwe is working on several economic initiatives aimed at boosting the country’s competitiveness in the region, facilitate trade and attract the much needed foreign direct investment (FDI). This was said by Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube, who also said that establishment of one-stop border posts had potential to enable smooth flow of […]

$1,1m project to empower Matabeleland female farmers

Practical Action has launched a $ 1,1 million project aimed at economically empowering female farmers through access to renewable energy in Gwanda and Matobo districts. BY SHARON SIBINDI Speaking during the launch of the programme in Maphisa yesterday, Practical Action Regional director for Southern Africa, Kudzai Marovanidze said the initiative will have a huge impact […]

Govt to review energy policies for investors

Government is developing an Independent Power Producers Framework to promote investment in the energy sector and is also set to introduce the concept of competitive bidding when procuring renewable energy, particularly solar and wind. Speaking at the Zimbabwe Infrastructure, Power and New Energy Investors Conference in Harare on Wednesday, secretary for Energy and Power Development, […]

Zim-SADC promotes low sulphur diesel in curbing climate change

Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has urged SADC countries to promote the use of cleaner diesel fuel with lower sulphur content to curb outdoor pollution. Addressing stakeholders at a workshop held in Harare on Thursday by Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ), ZERA fuel technologist Herbert Mataruka said adopting cleaner fuel will help in fighting climate change and […]

Zim puts wind energy plan on hold

ZIMBABWE has put on hold plans to undertake a wind resource measurement exercise on three sites with highest energy potential, as the price bids received from companies that tendered to carry out the feasibility study were deemed too high. The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) last year invited bids from interested contractors, but chief executive […]

Mpofu to set up Eco-Hub

JAZZ crooner and Green ambassador Dereck Mpofu has partnered with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate to host a Green Valentine’s Dinner at the Mayoral Mansion in Harare tonight to fundraise for the set-up the first ever ECO-HUB in Mutare.  The dinner will be held under the theme Creating an Environmental Legacy. The Chisikana […]