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WHAT HAP­PENED

says al­most a half of re­main­ing Zim­bab­weans (5,1m of 11m) will be de­pen­dent on in­ter­na­tional food do­na­tions by year-end. Cur­rently, more than 80% of them are also un­em­ployed. The long-term so­lu­tion, ac­cord­ing to the UN and oth­ers, would be to re­store the coun­try’s agri­cul­tural in­dus­try to its for­mer glory as soon as pos­si­ble. BEELD said when Thabo Mbeki was urg­ing a set­tle­ment in Zim­babwe, he was well aware of the re­build­ing process and the im­por­tant role agri­cul­ture would have to play in it. That’s why SA plans to help Zim­babwe from as early as the cur­rent sea­son by sup­ply­ing the nec­es­sary equip­ment, fer­tiliser, seed and ad­vice. Ways must be found to ex­plore skilled emer­gency man­age­ment to pro­duce food for ba­sic sur­vival, the pa­per said.

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