Integrating crop and livestock production for improved food security and livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe
Duration: 01/Jul/2012 - 30/Jun/2015
Locations: Zimbabwe / Eastern and Southern Africa
Project contact: A van Rooyen
Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia
The overall goal of this AClAR sponsored project is to identify, test and prove ways to increase agricultural production, improve household food security, alleviate poverty and thereby reduce food aid dependency in rural Zimbabwe through better integrated crop and livestock production and market participation. The project objectives underpinning this goal are to increase productivity of smallholder crop-livestock farming systems in four districts in two contrasting agro-ecological regions of Zimbabwe by identifying and adapting technologies and associated management practices. There will be direct and intensive interactions with 480 core smallholder women and men over three years, active support and engagement with approximately 5,000 potential adoptees, and exposure to project outputs for up to 20,000 households.