EXTRA

Extension and Training for Rural Agriculture (EXTRA)

Consortium Members: Welthungerhilfe (LEAD), Heifer International, We Effect, Community Technology Development Organisation (CTDO) and ICRISAT

Implementing Districts

Gokwe North

Agro-ecological Zone: Gokwe North District is classified into 3 agro-ecological regions, Regions III, IV and V. Annual rainfall ranges from 450mm to 750mm. Agriculture in Gokwe North centres on crop production (maize, cotton, ground-nuts, sorghum and millet). Livestock production is also extensively practiced.

Hazards: Gokwe North is prone to increasingly erratic rainfall, crop and livestock pests and diseases. Environmental degradation and water scarcity are also serious concerns.

Livelihoods and Food Security: The primary economic sector (cotton production) is by far the most dominant, followed by casual labour and petty trading. Food insecurity stands at 56.3%. Stunting in the district is 24.8%.

Kwekwe

Agro-ecological Zone: The district is classified into 2 agro-ecological regions, that is; Regions III and IV. Annual rainfall ranges from 450mm to 750mm. Agriculture in Kwekwe centres on crop production (maize, cotton, groundnuts, sorghum and millet). Livestock production is also extensively practiced.

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

Livelihoods and Food Security: Artisanal mining is also a major economic activity in the district. Food insecurity stands at 46.3%. Stunting in the district is 27.7%.

Shurugwi

Agro-ecological Zone: The district is classified into 3 agro-ecological regions, Regions III, IV and V. Annual rainfall ranges from 450mm to 750mm. Agriculture in Shurugwi centres on crop production (maize, cotton, groundnuts, sorghum and millet). Livestock production is also extensively practiced.

Hazards: Shurugwi is prone to increasingly erratic rainfall, crop and livestock pests and diseases. Environmental degradation from artisanal mining is also a huge concern. Water scarcity is also a concern for both humans and livestock.

Livelihoods and Food Security: Crop production (maize, sunflower, sorghum crop) is by far the most dominant economic activity, as well as artisanal mining, casual labour, and petty trading. Food insecurity stands at 51.5%. Stunting in the district is 25.6%.