MIDLINE EVALUATION BRIEF: A lessons-learned brief from the Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP)

Coffey International, the Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation (MR&E) service provider for the LFSP, completed a Midline evaluation in 2017 to assess the impact and effectiveness of the programme. This Midline evaluation brief highlights the patterns of impact and changes across LFSP components and thematic areas: The Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition (APN) and the Markets Development … Continue reading MIDLINE EVALUATION BRIEF: A lessons-learned brief from the Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP)

Infographic: Markets Development support to the coffee value chain

Zimbabwe’s coffee is regarded highly and fetches a high premium on the global market. However, production has been on the decline due to a number of constraints. LFSP’s Markets Development component seeks to revitalise coffee production in Zimbabwe through improving access to agricultural inputs, post-harvest processing and access to export markets. LFSP has developed an … Continue reading Infographic: Markets Development support to the coffee value chain

Infographic: Markets Development support to the goats value chain

Goats are a critical value chain supported under the LFSP’s Markets Development component. Improving goat production provides a basis for agribusiness development in rural communities, helping transform the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The LFSP’s Markets Development interventions are assisting farmers to improve goat production and access to markets as the farmers shift from subsistence goat … Continue reading Infographic: Markets Development support to the goats value chain

Sowing the Seeds for a Better Future: Seed production pays dividends as smallholder profits grow

Zimbabwe’s agricultural potential Agriculture in Zimbabwe is a key source of income for most of the population, with over 60% of those who are economically active working in farming. Having been the Bread Basket of Africa, agriculture now only accounts for a small percentage of the country’s GDP. With the sector being dominated by smallholder … Continue reading Sowing the Seeds for a Better Future: Seed production pays dividends as smallholder profits grow