Youthful farmer reaps benefits from taking farming as a business

“I have heard people say that farming is for poor people. I agree but add the statement that it is for poor people so that they get rich. I can safely say that I am rich as I can afford to feed myself and my wife throughout the year. I also get a balanced diet … Continue reading Youthful farmer reaps benefits from taking farming as a business

NURTURING ANIMALS AND CAPABILITIES: How Livestock Rearing Is Supporting Livelihoods and Feeding the Minds and Stomachs of the Young and Old

Diversified diets and business strategies The UK’s Department for International Development’s (DFID) Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) in Zimbabwe is working with partners along agricultural value chains to improve livelihoods and food security while boosting agribusiness. The £47,635,000 initiative works with farmers, businesses and other market actors to ensure that households and communities are … Continue reading NURTURING ANIMALS AND CAPABILITIES: How Livestock Rearing Is Supporting Livelihoods and Feeding the Minds and Stomachs of the Young and Old

Adaptive agriculture makes a difference in Manicaland

Zimbabwe’s Mutasa district in the country’s eastern Manicaland province is characterized by undulating hills with steep slopes that taper into the plains of the famous Honde valley. The district is home to over 17,000 inhabitants who rely on semi-commercial agriculture for a livelihood derived from raising cattle, goats and chicken. A lot of the land … Continue reading Adaptive agriculture makes a difference in Manicaland