Video: Climate Change and Agriculture in Zimbabwe


The video is in English with French subtitles, while the print is translated from the original French as it appears at the AFDI (Agriculteurs Franais et Dveloppement International) website on July 10, 2019 and the YouTube post of this video on July 9. Ruramiso Mashumba from Zimbabwe is a member of the Global Farmer Network and participated at the International Young Farmers’ Summit (SIJA) in April 2019 in Paris, France.

SIJA 2019: Climate Change and Agriculture in Zimbabwe

“On the occasion of the International Young Farmers’ Summit (SIJA) in April 2019 in Paris, Ruramiso Mashumba, President of the Youth Section of the Zimbabwe Farmers Union, talks about the effects of climate change. It evokes the rarity of the rains and the disturbances which accompany it. Farmers must both adapt and reduce their CO2 emissions. It goes through training and awareness.”

More informaton about the event and additional videos can be seen here: Installation, climate impact: video testimonials from young farmers in Africa, Europe and North America at 2018 SIJA

Ruramiso Mashumba

Ruramiso Mashumba

Ruramiso Mashumba is a young woman farmer growing snap peas, maize, whole brown rice, sorghum, millet, gum trees and raises pigs in Marondera, Zimbabwe. She holds a BA Degree in Agriculture Business Management from the University of West England. Ruramiso has been recognized as the 2020 GFN Kleckner Award recipient.

Ruramiso is the founder of Mnandi Africa, an organization that helps rural woman combat poverty and malnutrition by empowering and equipping women with skills and knowledge in agriculture, nutrition, markets and technology; assisting them with access to agro technology through an input-sharing program; and collectively purchase and sell goods and services. Mnandi's vision is to ultimately end hunger and poverty.

In 2017, Ruramiso was named an Echoing Green Fellow and is the vice chairperson for the Southern African Confederation of Agriculture Unions youth ambassadors for the region. In 2018 Ruramiso won the iconic African award for farming and agriculture. She also won the JCI top 10 young persons award in 2019. In 2020 Ruramiso was named one of the top 1,000 entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe and also recognized as one of the top 54 women in Africa.

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