Deepening partnership between Sondelani Pvt Ltd and LFSP MD

Market Development News Flash – April 2020 [pdf] Sondelani Ranching (Hamara Foods) is a Bulawayo based agribusiness unit that is into food processing, broiler, layers and horticulture production and contracting. The company has been working with Small Holder Farmers for the past 16 years mainly in Matabeleland. Over the years their business model evolved to … Continue reading Deepening partnership between Sondelani Pvt Ltd and LFSP MD

Bringing seeds of hope to dry areas in Zimbabwe

The problem: Profit losses due to crop failure and low yields. The ENTERPRIZE consortia implementing the Livelihoods and Food Security Programme’s (LFSP) Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition (APN) component is providing farmers with commercial access to drought-tolerant mung bean seed in Guruve district. Climate change including the effects of drought can cause annual crop losses of … Continue reading Bringing seeds of hope to dry areas in Zimbabwe

Protecting farmers’ livelihoods through improved grain storage

The problem: Profit losses due to crop storage constraints Grain storage loss can cost farmers 25%-30% of their yield for the season due to moisture, insects, mold, mildew, and rodents. In Zimbabwe, 14 million people depend on stored grains for consumption. The World Bank (2014) estimates up to 9.5 million people (67.5%) reside in rural … Continue reading Protecting farmers’ livelihoods through improved grain storage

Effective Grain Storage Key to Food Security

Currently, one of the main global challenges faced is how to ensure food security for an ever increasing world population. At the heart of the engine that drives the world’s food security agenda are smallholder farmers. In many African countries, agriculture production accounts for over 70% of the labour force, 20% of agribusiness and over … Continue reading Effective Grain Storage Key to Food Security