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December 20, 2013

Zimbabwe was once one of southern Africa’s most vibrant, productive and resilient countries. Since 1997, the nation has struggled under the burden of successive and interrelated shocks and crises. The ongoing political, economic, humanitarian, and health crises resulted in a disintegrating economy, a failed currency and related hyperinflation, food insecurity, the breakdown of social services, the resurgence of cholera and other water borne infectious diseases, and a disputed 2008 election marred by widespread violence. This combination of factors severely compromised the Government of Zimbabwe’s (GOZ’s) capacity to govern. Indeed, the country’s fragile status and stagnant economy are significant risk factors for regional destabilization.

July 8, 2010

Harare, July 8, 2010 – Long-term USAID partner the Africa Centre for Holistic Management (ACHM), based in Matabeleland North Province, was last month named the winner of the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge for devising progressive land management techniques to combat climate change.

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