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Improved livelihoods for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe


Titre : Improved livelihoods for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe

Pays /Région : Zimbabwe

Code du projet : OSRO/ZIM/301/USA

Durée : 07/03/2013 - 31/03/2014


Objectifs : To strengthen the coordination of agricultural activities at the national, province and district levels, with Government institutions increasingly taking responsibility of these efforts.

Activités : Assisted MAMID in organizing a national workshop to strengthen agriculture sector coordination mechanisms at the provincial and district levels. •Assisted the Agricultural National Steering Committee (ANSC) in developing agricultural input guidelines for the 2013/14 agriculture season, which specified the use of market-based approaches and the payment of farmer contributions for any input assistance provided to targeted farmers. •Supported the development of a national nutrition strategy. •Organized two provincial ACIF meetings to support and strengthen the process of agricultural and food and security information sharing and dissemination. •Supported the Agriculture and Food Security Monitoring System (AFSMS) to produce three AFSMS bulletins and present them to ACIF. •Supported MAMID to undertake the 2013 First and Second Round Crop and Livestock Assessments, and the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVac) to undertake the 2013 ZimVac Food Security Assessment. •Assisted MAMID in developing a gender strategy and reviewing the HIV/AIDS strategy for the agriculture sector.


Bénéficiaires : Approximately 50 000 households benefited from a well coordinated and standardized market-based input assistance programme ; 80 stakeholders on a monthly basis (for a total of 11 months) benefited from information shared at monthly Agriculture Coordination and Information Forum (ACIF) meetings ; and 300 key persons working in the agriculture sector benefited from the dissemination of information through ACIF.

Partenaires : Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development (MAMID).

Financement : United States of America
Contribution : USD 750 000

Présentation : FAO

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