Presentation of the Guidelines on the eVoucher project - Zimbabwe
On 7 March, staff from FAO Zimbabwe were at FAO headquarters to share with colleagues their recent experiences in piloting an electronic voucher project for agricultural input distribution. Since 2002, the humanitarian community in Zimbabwe has supported smallholder farmers through free direct input distributions.
However, thanks to positive macro-economic and food security conditions, the country is beginning to move to more innovative, market-based approaches such as the use of electronic vouchers to buy agricultural inputs. These vouchers enable farmers who contribute at least 10 percent of the total value of the voucher to buy seeds; fertilizers and lime; agrochemicals; and tools or spare parts for farming equipment from participating local agrodealers