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2018

Building Resilience of Smallholders by Increasing Small Grains Production and Productivity in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Titre : Building Resilience of Smallholders by Increasing Small Grains Production and Productivity in Zimbabwe

Pays /Région : Zimbabwe
Localisation : Chiredzi, Mount Darwin, Mwenezi and Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe (UMP) districts.

Code projet : OSRO/ZIM/803/WFP

Durée : 24/12/2018 — 30/06/2019

Objectif  : To improve the food security and nutrition of smallholder farmers through small grain production.

Partenaires : Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement.

Bénéficiaires : 4 950 drought-affected smallholder farmers and 72 Department of Agricultural, Technical and Extension Services (AGRITEX) staff.

Activités
*$ Trained 72 ward-based AGRITEX extension staff, of whom 20 were women, on good agricultural practices (GAPs) and market linkages focusing on small grain production and marketing. These extension officers then trained 450 lead farmers through the training of trainers (ToT) approach, who rolled-out training to ten farmers each, totalling 4 500 mentored farmers.
* Distributed 13.75 tonnes of sorghum seed and 6.87 tonnes of cowpea seed to 2 750 (lead and mentored) farmers in Chiredzi and Mwenezi.
* Procured 275 tonnes of topdressing fertilizer to be delivered in the coming agricultural season.
* Conducted 15 field days (one per ward) in Chiredzi, Mount Darwin, Mwenezi and UMP to provide the wider community with an opportunity to gain knowledge, together with project beneficiaries, on the agronomy of small grains Impact

Financement : Pooled Fund

Contribution : USD 329 610

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