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Improved resilience, food and nutrition security of smallholder women and men farmers in Zimbabwe

Improved resilience, food and nutrition security of smallholder women and men farmers in Zimbabwe

Full title of the project:

Improved resilience, food and nutrition security of smallholder women and men farmers in Zimbabwe

Target areas:

Bulilima, Chivi, Gwanda, Insiza, Mberengwa, Mwenezi, Tsholotsho, Umzingwane and Zvishavane districts

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 2 191 288
23/08/2017-30/11/2018
Project code:
OSRO/ZIM/701/USA
Objective:

To improve the livelihoods, food security and nutrition of smallholder farmers

Key partners:

Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, and Nongovernmental Organizations

Beneficiaries reached:

10 197 drought-affected smallholder farmers

Activities implemented:
  • Procured agricultural and livestock inputs to be delivered to Agricultural Development Associations (ADAs) to sell to farmers: ADAs sold 2 300 tonnes of feed to 4 070 households and 41.15 tonnes of cowpea seeds to 7 097 households, generating USD 251 889 to be reinvested into the communities.
  • Delivered 5 000 single layered hermetic bags to 1 800 farmers.
  • Provided 7 218 cattle with access to feed, improving their nutritional status and survival prospects.
  • Trained 279 extension staff and 6 131 farmers on good agricultural practices focused on cowpea production, and post-harvest and handling methods.
  • Trained ADA members on leadership skills, logistics, and financial, project and warehouse management to build their capacity to manage the sale of inputs.
  • Trained 5 479 farmers and 277 extension officers on animal health and livestock production, including feed-lotting, pen fattening and meat grading, to enhance farmers’ awareness and the capacity of extension officers to provide support.
  • Conducted post-distribution and pre-harvest assessments, and participated in key national agriculture and food security assessments, to determine the impact of the project and assess the food security and nutrition status in project areas.
  • Facilitated one national level end of project review meeting and nine district level meetings to disseminate good practices and lessons learned from the project to key stakeholders, including farmers.
Impact:
  • Increased farmers’ access to cropping and livestock inputs, specifically feed, seed and hermetic bags.
  • Strengthened agriculture and food security and nutrition early warning and information systems.
  • Enhanced the capacity of ADAs to conduct managerial functions.
  • Enhanced the capacity of extension officers and farmers to maximise the use of agricultural inputs.
  • Build farmers’ awareness of the proper way of maintaining and managing animals.