Project Details

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.

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