Preventing livestock death using locally available materials.

In 2019, Zimbabwe lost more than 21,400 cattle to drought. Most animals starved due to depleted grazing and diminished water sources. To find ways for farmers to protect their herds as climate change brings more frequent droughts, the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) launched a fodder production and supplementary feeding drive. The LFSP … Continue reading Preventing livestock death using locally available materials.

The Black Soldier Fly : A Lower-Cost Protein Source Alternative for Feeding Fish

BY DONALD T. CHIDOORI, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST Intensive fish farming relies on the use of properly balanced feeds which in turn, are based on a variety of high-quality ingredients such as soyameal, fishmeal and fish oil. However, following challenges in securing soya meal in 2019, farmers had difficulties in accessing feed as prices soared beyond their … Continue reading The Black Soldier Fly : A Lower-Cost Protein Source Alternative for Feeding Fish

COVID-19: Smallholder Farmers Step into the Food Supply Gap

For some the government-initiated lockdown to combat the Covid – 19 pandemic represented a lockdown on their income generating activities. That is not so with Nhamo Mutukwa of Chekenyu Village, Ward 8, Shurugwi. In an inspiring story, Mutukwa is modelling a way for making money for his community at a time many are crying over … Continue reading COVID-19: Smallholder Farmers Step into the Food Supply Gap

Impact and lessons learned through the Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS)

Key Thematic Findings The study finds that the GALS methodology is transforming gender relations in the target groups. It is promoting collaborative decision-making over project and other resources. Harmful dichotomies expressed in concepts such as women's plots, men's plots, women's crops and men's crops are being dissolved. Hitherto, these dichotomies have resulted in poor planning … Continue reading Impact and lessons learned through the Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS)