Beating Vitamin A deficiency

By Daphne Machiri The orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP) has shown huge potential in boosting food security and fighting vitamin A deficiency. These sweet potatoes have a classic deep orange colour. In the country, HarvestPlus Zimbabwe, in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement, has embarked on a nutrition campaign to … Continue reading Beating Vitamin A deficiency

Mobile app helps with LFSP data collection

COSMOS (Coffey Spatial Mobile Solution) is a new mobile data collection tool created specifically to transform the way international development organisations conduct evaluation and research projects around the world. It has been designed and built using the revolutionary capabilities of today’s mobile technology and provides field workers with a modern, robust and easy to use … Continue reading Mobile app helps with LFSP data collection

Enhancing agribusiness partnership with smallholder farmers

Zimbabwe’s agribusiness sector is constrained by limited access to input and output markets, inadequate access to agri-credit and the poor capacity of market actors to respond to smallholder farmers’ needs remain some of the biggest constraints in the sector. It is these constraints that the nascent LFSP Programme is trying to address. On 14 July … Continue reading Enhancing agribusiness partnership with smallholder farmers