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In in Arid and Semi Arid Rangelands rehabilitation, restoration by empowered self = reliant and self-regulating communities.
See the Njeremoto Profile below
Njeremoto: Approach and Background
The Njeremoto Biodiversity Institute (NBI) established on 11th November 2004 and currently
being amended in the deed office in 2014, as a non-profit organization with a mandate to
facilitate Sustainable Time Controlled Grazing in Arid and Semi-arid Rangeland
Ecosystems, works and learns together with Smallholder Rural Communities, in Zimbabwe,
SADC Region, Africa, and internationally to manage mankind’s livelihoods and resources
holistically so that it can improve our lives both now and for our future generations;
It is located 54 km north of Masvingo City along the Beitbridge-Masvingo-Harare Highway, in
Chatsworth Area, in Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe (GPS coordinates S19o35.80’, E
30o46.21’,). Founder Osmond is committed to Sustainable Management of Semi-arid
Rangelands as well as Creating Wealthy Communities with Sustainable Livelihoods. Osmond
views that the biggest threat to mankind is the predominance of Bare-ground. The Institute the
Institute was registered in Zimbabwe as a Trust: Registration No MA 1434/2004 (NGO since
2004). It was also registered as the Njeremoto Biodiversity Fund, a not–for-profit 501 (©)
organization registered in June 2009 (in Washington DC, USA with DLN: 17053170025049 and
Public Charity Status: 170(b) (1) (A) as fund raiser for the Institute.
The Njeremoto Biodiversity Institute Zimbabwe (NBI – Zimbabwe) Vision:
Empowered smallholder rural community in arid and semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe, SADC region, Africa
and internationally managing their lives and resources holistically so as to improve their quality of life
and that of future generations.
The Njeremoto Biodiversity Institute Zimbabwe (NBI – Zimbabwe) Mission:
To work collaboratively to strengthen the sustainable development of arid and semi-arid rangelands in
Zimbabwe, SADC region, Africa and internationally creating wealthy communities with sustainable
livelihoods. The Institute’s work is committed to rehabilitation; regeneration and restoration of
degraded arid and semi-arid rangelands ecosystems by self-reliant, self-regulating, motivated and
Njeremoto Biodiversity Institute: Principles that guide activities
The NBI –Zimbabwe Principles that guide focused evaluation (because Organizations that stick to their
values expressed as a statement which can be evaluated to measure results are most effective) are:
1. Bring back nature principle: Enhancing the health of the ecosystems and respect of nature as a
basis for sustainable livelihoods.
2. Always promoting and improving effective teamwork in our work with committees, other
stakeholder and amongst ourselves. Team work ensures that everyone is involved, everyone is
aware of what is happening, all have same vision ie driving to the same destination, all have
share the same values as well as respect each other’s views and always enhances participatory
methodologies and approaches.
3. Accountable &Transparent Principle/Seeing and conveying things as they really are without fear
4. Innovative and Creative Principle: Keep looking for and trying out new ways of doing things.
5. Plan/Monitor/Control/Re-plan Principle: Continually checking progress and learning from our
6. Research and Documentation Principle: Ensure a variety of evidence to illustrate the impact of
Before May 2013 the Institute worked on the registration as a Trust in Zimbabwe in 2004 and as
a 501© not-for-profit in Washington DC in USA in 2009.
After May 2013, The Njeremoto Biodiversity Institute started implementing a Tudor Trust funded
outreach project in Ward 5, Mufiri, of Shurugwi district in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe.
This is its major focus at present.
Ward 5 Mufiri lies in a typical semi-arid environment in the Runde and Tokwe Mukosi catchment
which needs rehabilitation of degraded rangelands which this project addresses. Successful
implementation of this pilot can result in scaling up the project in the Shurugwi, Chivi and
Zvishavane districts which are part of this catchment.
The Holistic Land and Livestock Management Outreach Project in Shurugwi started in the
month of May 2013. The project has an MOU with Department of Agricultural Technical and
Extension (Agritex) in the Ministry of Agriculture and Tongogara Rural District Council.
The outreach program in Shurugwi funded by Tudor Trust started in May 2013 and will be
running up to June 2016
To date the project has developed five (5) grazing areas covering the 34 traditional villages in the
ward’s village development committees (VIDCOs) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 with a total population of
5000 families. Each grazing area in the villages has been developed and is being managed as a
unit by a village grazing committee.
In order to show the communities that animal impact is required to heal or rehabilitate the
degraded land, Land Restoration Sites were established. All village livestock owners had to avail
their cattle herds to sleep at these sites with village herders taking care of the cattle instead of
fencing the area. Five sites were established and managed by 33 herders in total. The grant total
number of cattle which slept at the five sites was One Thousand Two Hundred and Thirty Nine
(1 239). The bare capped soil in the restoration was heavily broken by hoof action and dung
beetles returned to the sites and were observed by community members incorporating the dung to
the soil. Community members noted that biological activity response is fast once the necessary
conditions are initia
To demonstrate the importance of allowing grass to have adequate recovery periods, each
grazing area set aside a part of the grazing area where cattle were not allowed to graze in summer
from February to May 2014 (4 months). Ideally this should have been November 2013 to May
2014 (full summer recovery). Rapid grass growth was observed in the sites by the end of the
growing season. Without any reseeding, grass cover was very dense.
The mission of Nutrition without Borders is to contribute to reduce nutrition inequalities throughout the world from the perspective of cooperation, training, empowerment, and promotion of the balanced use of the world’s food resources and solidarity amongst peoples of all nations.
The conviction of Nutrition without Borders that food is a crucial to the enjoyment of human rights has determined us to become a reference in the introduction of new technologies and applications adapted to the needs of those who are most deprived. As such, our aim is to improve efforts for achieving a satisfactory nutritional status in these populations, and through adequate food choices that are adapted to every culture.
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