Sweet potatoes replacing maize meal on urban Zimbabwe plates

By Marko Phiri | Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:00 AM
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BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters) – As the morning sun rises, a shirtless Daniel Sambani digs the earth, creating rows of neat mounds with the soil.

The small piece of land Sambani is preparing is one of many lots across the city that people have occupied to plant sweet potatoes, a traditional rural staple that is now gaining popularity in Zimbabwe’s cities as increasingly ...

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