Unlicensed Farms Fight Hunger graphic, showing a woman in Zimbabwe handing food to a customer shopping with her young child. The food for sale are common staples like carrots, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes

Unlicensed Farms Shield Zimbabwe from Ukraine War-Induced Hunger

By Ashley Simango

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked what may become a “historic” global food crisis, and this has deepened pangs of hunger especially in women-led households in distressed African countries. In Zimbabwe, 6600 miles away from the battlefield, the misery of empty breakfasts and dinners was expected to come quickly after the first bomb fell. 



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