Conserving our land, producing our food
The project seeks to improve the quality of life of poor and marginalised people in Zimbabwe through more equitable and more sustainable management of natural resources, especially in the light of climate change and resource scarcity. The main project activities include:
- Setting up farmer field schools on agro-ecology
- Promoting the adoption of soil and water conservation farming techniques by the communal farmers
- Training farmers on food processing, value addition and preservation techniques
- Setting up and training Village Savings and Loans groups
- Setting up and training Environment Action Groups (EACs) on the management of natural resources
- Training Environment Africa field officers on agro-ecology, marketing and business development, and lobbying and advocacy
- Engagement of EACs with the local and district authorities on environmental legislation/by-laws
- Advocacy - producing policy briefs, agro-ecology manuals and publications on agro -cology and product development
- Documentation of case studies and success stories on successful initiatives for sharing and replication
Start date: May 2012
End date: April 2015
Partner organisations: Environment Africa Zimbabwe
Locations: Guruve, Nyanga, Zvimba
Funded by the Big Lottery Fund
This project is also being implemented in Salima district in Malawi.
International Citizen Service (ICS) programme
Progressio Zimbabwe participates in the ICS programme, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development. Progressio ICS places UK volunteers aged 18-25 years with local organisations where they work alongside local young volunteers on community, education, livelihoods or environmental projects.
From January 2014, Progressio ICS volunteers in Zimbabwe will be working with the partner organisations DOMCAP and Simukai child protection programme.
You can read more about Progressio ICS in Zimbabwe here.
Recently completed projects
Click here to find out more about our previous work in Zimbabwe.