francis nhema 01-12-10 ed.jpgEnvironment and Natural Resources Management Minister, Cde Francis Nhema says the rate of deforestation in the country has contributed immensely to low productivity thus threatening the nation’s food security.

Addressing the Joint Command and Staff Course number 25 on climate change at the Staff College in Harare, Minister Nhema said a lot of effort is needed to protect the environment for future generations.

Cde Nhema condemned companies that are polluting the environment and called for responsibility in the disposal of waste products within areas designated for the purpose.

The impact of environmental disasters has been devastating on the social, economic and environmental systems of most countries with experts calling for concerted efforts from all citizens.