The Beauty of Cape Mahogany

By Tracy Mapfumo A number of mahoganies exist. However, unique in its beauty is the Trichilia emetica which is commonly known as Cape Mahogany (Mutsikiri-shona...

Sausage Tree

By Tracy Mapfumo Does the sausage tree bear barbeque sausages? Absolutely not! Kigelia africana is a tropical tree found only in Africa and is widely...

The Livingstone Potato

By Tracy Mapfumo Has it ever occurred to you that other potatoes exist apart from the Irish potato and sweet potato? The Livingstone potato known as...

Edible Insects: A Zimbabwean Delicacy

Tracy Mapfumo Insects are often recognised as pests or nuisances, yet they playan essential role in increasing food security and providing ecosystem services (pollination, waste degradation,...

The False Wild Medlar

By Tracy Mapfumo One can never have enough of the many wild fruits available in Zimbabwe! The false wild medlar (Vangueriopsis lanciflora) is an astounding...

Zimbabwe’s Super Vegetables

Tracy Mapfumo If you walk through a vegetable garden in Zimbabwe, whether in an urban or rural area, it is likely that you will wade...

Remarkable Returns from the Little Finger Millet

By Tracy Mapfumo Millets are underutilized crops in most parts of the world. However, because of their ability to survive under stressful environments, growing human...