The beating pulse of food security in Africa

by Busani Bafana

Pulses, such as chickpeas, lentils and kidney beans, are good for nutrition and income, particularly for women farmers who look after household food security, like those shown here at a village outside Lusaka, Zambia. Photo: © Busani Bafana/IPS
Pulses, such as chickpeas, lentils and kidney beans, are good for nutrition and income, particularly for women farmers who look after household food security, like those shown here at a village outside Lusaka, Zambia. Photo: © Busani Bafana/IPS

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe – Elizabeth Mpofu is a fighter. She is one of a select group of farmers who equate food security with the war against hunger and shun poor agricultural practices which destroy the environment and impoverish farmers, especially women. Mpofu grows maize, legumes and different beans on her environmentally-friendly 10-hectare farm in Masvingo Province, about 290 kms southeast of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.

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