Zimbabwe was once the food basket of southern Africa. But in recent years, there have been widespread food shortages, with as many as five million undernourished, according to the UN.
The majority of Zimbabweans are emerging from the socio-economic crisis poorer, more vulnerable and with fewer assets and capabilities than before. The provision of key public services such as education, health and water infrastructure have suffered. The crisis led to an exodus of professionals and skilled workers who left in search of better economic opportunities. In villages, the labour demands on women and girls increased as men and boys left
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