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2016

Livelihood, food and nutrition security for small holder farmers affected by El Niño (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe

Titre : Livelihood, food and nutrition security for smallholder women and men farmers affected by the El Niño-induced drought

Pays /Région : Zimbabwe

Localisation  : Gwanda, Umzingwane, Tsholotsho, Bulilima, Insiza Districts

Code du projet : OSRO/ZIM/603/USA

Durée : 16/09/2016-30/08/2017

Présentation
Objectif (s) : To safeguard farmers’ livelihoods, avert hunger and make up for the loss of productive assets many communities experienced as a result of the El Niño-induced drought.
Activités : 3 000 tonnes of livestock feed provided to Agricultural Development Associations (ADAs), who sold 2 998.4 tonnes at subsidized prices to drought-affected livestock farmers. ADAs generated a sum of USD 284 348.21 from the stock feed sales, which were used to implement community-based projects. 60 tonnes of crop and legume seeds were made available to 8 618 drought-hit farming families at subsidized prices through the ADAs. 271 extension staff were trained and 53 crop and 9 livestock demonstrations were set up to promote good production practices among all farmers in targeted districts. 560 Village health workers were trained in screening for acute malnutrition and provided with 400 mid-upper arm circumference tapes, screening sheets, community referral slips, counselling cards, Healthy Harvest training manuals and other key stationery.

Mots clés : ZIMBABWE, SOUTHERN AFRICA, EL NIÑO-LA NIÑA, DROUGHT, LIVESTOCK, CROPS, SEEDS, TRAINING, RESOURCE PARTNERS, UNITED STATES,

Bénéficiaires : 6 961 households from subsidized livestock feed, 8 618 households from subsidized grain and legume seeds, 271 extension staff, 4 756 smallholder farmers and 560 village health workers from training.

Partenaires : 2 NGOs – LEAD and World Vision, Government line ministries and district extension workers.

Financement : USA

Contribution : USD 1 975 111

Présentation : FAO

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