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New From CFR: John Campbell on Crop Failure in Zimbabwe

by Development Channel Staff
September 10, 2012

President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe (L) attends a commemorative event for National Heroes' Day at the National Heroes Acre in Harare on August 13, 2012 (Philimon Bulawayo/Courtesy Reuters). President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe (L) attends a commemorative event for National Heroes' Day at the National Heroes Acre in Harare on August 13, 2012 (Philimon Bulawayo/Courtesy).

On his blog last week, CFR senior fellow John Campbell discussed Zimbabwe’s failing maize crops and growing food aid needs. While the government says that drought is the main cause, Campbell suggests that policy is also responsible. As he argues:

Certainly there is drought in Zimbabwe. But official government policy probably has turned an agricultural challenge into a disaster.

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