ENTERPRIZE

Ensuring Nutrition Transforming & Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe (ENTERPRIZE)

Consortium Members: World Vision (LEAD), Farmers Association of Community self-help Investment Group (FACHIG), and ICRISAT

Implementing Districts

Mt Darwin

Agro-ecological Zone: The district is classified into 4 agro-ecological regions, that is; Regions IIA, IIB, III and IV. Annual rainfall ranges from 450mm to 1000mm. Agriculture in Mt Darwin centres on crop production (maize, groundnuts, sorghum, sunflower, tobacco, cotton, cow peas) and livestock production (beef).

Hazards: Mt Darwin is prone to hazards that impact on livelihoods and agriculture production. These include erratic rainfall, crop pests and livestock diseases. The presence of tsetse fly in the northern part of the district impacts on livestock production.

Livelihoods and Food Security: Crop and livestock production are by far the most dominant, followed by casual labour. Food in-security stands at 47.9%. Stunting in the district is 26.7%. The northern part of the district affected by chronic food shortages.

Guruve

Agro-ecological Zone: Guruve District is classified into two agro-ecological regions, Regions IIA & III. Annual rainfall ranges from 650mm to 1000mm. Agriculture in Guruve centres on crop production (maize, tobacco, groundnuts, millet, sorghum, Bambara nuts, cowpeas, cotton) and livestock production (beef). Horticulture is practised under irrigation.

Hazards: Guruve is prone to hazards that impact on livelihoods and agriculture production. These include deforestation, increasingly erratic rainfall, crop and livestock pests and diseases. Guruve is also prone to human/wildlife conflicts.

Livelihoods and Food Security: Primary economic activities centre on agriculture (crop and livestock production), as well as casual labour. A significant portion of households derive income from sale of wild fruit, artisanal mining and remittances. Food insecurity stands at 50.6% whilst stunting in the district is at 30.5%.

Bindura

Agro-ecological Zone: Bindura District is classified into 2 agro-ecological regions, Regions IIA and IIB. Annual rainfall ranges from 600mm to 1000mm. Agriculture in Bindura centres on crop production (maize, tobacco, groundnuts and cotton). Wheat is usually produced by commercial farmers under irrigation.

Hazards: Bindura is prone to hazards that impact on livelihoods and agriculture production. These include increasingly erratic rainfall, crop and livestock pests and diseases. Environmental degradation emanating from artisanal mining is also a huge concern.

Livelihoods and Food Security: The primary economic sector (crop and livestock production) is by far the most dominant, followed by casual labour, petty trading and artisanal mining (gold). Food insecurity stands at 42.4%. Stunting in the district is 31.9%.