Dr Takesure Taringana is a research fellow in the Department of History Heritage and Knowledge Systems at the University of Zimbabwe. Takesure has a sharp interest in discussions on agricultural commodities production and economic development in Africa as informed by an increasingly globalising world, quizzing the relationships between global commodities problems and rural poverty. In particular, he engages debates on the opportunities and risks offered by globalisation in African agrarian development trajectory. Dr Taringana is currently researching on cross border farming activities in the Eastern Districts of Zimbabwe (and Mozambique) interrogating the nexus among poverty, marginality and vulnerability. Some of his publications include The Global Coffee Paradox and Coffee Marketing in Zimbabwe; 1980-2015, and The Sustainability of Rural Livelihoods and Ecology among Small-holder Coffee Farmers in the Eastern Districts of Zimbabwe’ 1980-2018.