LFSP is being implemented across 12 rural districts in Zimbabwe through INSPIRE, EXTRA, and ENTERPRIZE consortia together with Harvest Plus as the biofortification technical partner.
LFSP in full-scale Implementing Districts
- Livelihood and food security activities in the LFSP districts are centred on crop production, and livestock with agriculture being an important source of income for the target households. The programme focuses on providing extension and advisory services, increasing the demand, production and consumption of different nutritious foods, developing markets and community based microfinance. LFSP has also introduced new agro ecological techniques that help farmers cope with the changing climate. Agricultural innovations introduced by the project include; commercialising indigenous Boschveld chickens, improving goat breeds, production of biofortified maize and beans, and use of labour saving technologies.
LFSP in Nutrition-only Implementing Districts
- Zvimba and Mazowe are LFSP expansion districts where biofortification and nutrition only interventions are being implemented. The LFSP is promoting the production and consumption of biofortified crops including vitamin ‘A’ maize (Orange maize) and High Iron and zinc beans.