On Friday last week (25 September 2015), world leaders adopted the Post 2015 Global Development Agenda that contains a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations in New York. This is an outcome of Rio + 20 summit that took place three years ago.
Agriculture remains the back bone of Zimbabwe despite the current increasing developments towards information technology, maths and engineering. The field however faces many challenges, especially the effects of climate change. Predictions of climate change in Zimbabwe, and the region, suggests an increase in the frequency and severity of droughts caused by a shift in the start of the rains and increasing intensity of mid-season dry periods.