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2012

Improved and enhanced livelihoods, food, nutrition and income security of vulnerable and emerging smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Pays /Région : Zimbabwe

Localisation  : Various districts across the country.

Code du projet : OSRO/ZIM/201/EC

Durée : 11/05/2012 - 10/05/2014

Présentation

Objectifs : To sustain and improve the livelihoods of vulnerable and emerging rural farming households in Zimbabwe and thus reduce their dependency on humanitarian assistance.

Activités : 17 737 farmers provided with paper and electronic vouchers to purchase crucial livestock and crop inputs in 2012/13 season, and 17 800 farmers in 2013/14 season. •Beneficiaries used these to buy fertilizers, equipment (including ploughs and tools), seeds, and livestock (particularly goats). •Trained 126 agrodealers in voucher redemption and developed agrodealer booklet with information on stock management, record keeping, etc. •Facilitated contract farming arrangements for 2 409 farmers, including providing training and extension support ; private companies provided the inputs. •Provided institutional capacity building support for 19 farmers’ groups to support contract farming, focusing on production, marketing and business development. •Organized Training of Trainers activities for extension personnel from the government and implementing partners on good production practices, post-harvest management, marketing, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, gender, etc., which was cascaded down to farmers. •Prepared information, education and communication material on a variety of topics, including chicken production, cattle management, recipes for indigenous food, nutrition. •Piloted weather index insurance scheme in five districts over two years ; 223 farmers received pay-outs following poor rains. •Conducted baseline, post-planting, post-harvest surveys, as well as supporting the first and second round crop assessments in 2013 and 2014.

Mots clés : ZIMBABWE, SOUTHERN AFRICA, CAPACITY BUILDING, RESOURCE PARTNERS, EUROPEAN UNION,

Bénéficiaires : 20 146 farmers benefited from access to improved inputs ; training provided for 126 agrodealers ; 16 government and partner extension personnel ; 19 farmers’ groups ; insurance made available to 5 200 farmers in year one and 4 000 farmers in year two.

Partenaires : AGRITEX, Department of Livestock Production, Department of Veterinary Services, two NGOs (CADS and LEAD), and private sector financial institutions.

Financement : European Union

Contribution : USD 7 298 095

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