The objective is to promote sustainable farming, living and climate change adaptation in rural areas through capacity-building activities and the organization of self-support groups. The project will train farmers in nutrition (i.e. what foods they can eat and how food can be prepared differently) while also training them in how to grow additional crops.

Ryu Koide (IGES)

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Zimbabwe

Sectors of activity
Food & Beverage, Environmental Services, Education

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising

Type of lead actor
Civil society

Start date
01/05/2017

End date
30/06/2017

Objectives

The project aims to provide local communities with the knowledge and skills to support themselves and their communities. The outcome - that sustainable farming, adaptation and mitigation to climate change and living in rural areas in Zimbabwe are promoted and replicated - will be supported through increased use of sustainable farming, living, and consumption practices, increased engagement in vulnerability reduction and climate risk management activities, and decreased greenhouse gas emissions.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Training for SCP

  • One day monthly trainings for 8 farmer groups on conservation agriculture
  • Conduct a monthly 4-day training for 8 farmers' club on crop diversification, incorporating high value crops
  • Conduct 1 day per month training to farmers on agro-forestry
  • Training to DAPP and extension staff on carbon balance tool
  • 2 day monthly trainings on entrepreneurship skills development training to 8 farmers' clubs
  • Train 8 farmers' clubs 2 days per month on understanding contracts, mutual accountability
  • Train 8 farmer clubs 4 days per month on market literacy, value chain development and viable market engagement process
  • Conduct 4 day trainings per month on health, diet and sustainable living
  • Conduct trainings for agro-processing, value addition and packaging
  • Conduct one day monthly trainings for 8 farmer groups on conservation agriculture
  • Conduct a monthly 4-day training for 8 Farmers' Clubs on crop diversification, incorporating high value crops
  • Conduct 1 day per month training to farmers on agro-forestry
  • 2 day monthly trainings on entrepreneurship skills development training to 8 farmers' clubs
  • Train 8 farmers' clubs 2 days per month on understanding contracts, mutual accountability
  • Train 8 farmers' clubs 4 days per month on market literacy, value chain development and viable market engagement process
  • Nutrition workshops with stakeholders
  • Conduct 4 day trainings per month on health, diet and sustainable living
  • Conduct trainings for 10 agro-processing groups on processing, value addition and packaging

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Sessions of community outreach and information gathering and dissemination
  • Stakeholders' conferences to monitor and direct the project and learn from its progress
  • Sessions of community outreach and information gathering and dissemination
  • Community sharing meetings at model fields
  • Produce and distribute 80 copies of end of project report to stakeholders

Outcome level

SCP monitoring and reporting

  • stakeholders' conferences to monitor and direct the project and learn from its progress

Impact and Results

The project's objective will be achieved by four interlinked outputs:
(1) Improved agricultural and climate smart production/consumption systems are applied by 2,000 farmers;
(2) Family income and livelihood options improved for 2,000 families through crop and livestock production, agro-processing and market linkages;
(3) Dietary diversity and general health improved by the targeted 2,000 farmers; and
(4) Project goals, lessons learned, results disseminated widely.

Next steps and how to get involved

Please contact Atsushi Watabe of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) for more information.