In collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, FAO works to boost the production, processing and marketing of small grains.
30% of the world’s forests are managed by local people – smallholders, women, forest communities and indigenous peoples.
FAO has helped lagoon communities set up 26 fishery associations and supported improvement of 9 that already existed.
Farmers who planted their fields with quality seeds doubled their yields, which provided enough beans for more than 450 000 families.
Micro-finance helps female farmers improve their livelihoods.
CILSS constantly monitors the region, seeking ways to build resilience into the fragile ecosystem that provides livelihoods for millions.