Zimbabwe was once the breadbasket of Southern Africa. However for many years now agriculture in the country has been aid-dependent. ICRISAT together with many development partners and Zimbabwean national research institutes is studying new approaches for a smooth transition to development, as well as preparing farmers to adapt to new challenges such as a warmer climate and rigorous food standards.
1.4 million - Number of people who received food aid in 2012 in 37 districts of Zimbabwe (7 million in 2009 –source: WFP)
30% - Zimbabwe's agricultural production from 2000 to 2008