Mystery 'cyclone' invader a growing headache for Zimbabwe
CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Stella Mwareya cannot hide her frustration as she struggles, in vain, to clear a fast-growing light green shrub that is taking over her farmland.
"There is no way to stop this plant,” Mwareya dejectedly told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “It grows so fast and its seeds are very light and spread far and wide. It will soon take over everything."
Mwareya, who lives in Rusitu Valley, in eastern Zimbabwe’s Chimanimani district, blames the invasion on seeds brought by devastating tropical Cyclone Eline, which hit the country in... read more
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