Sign of Hope has partnered Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) in implementing the Farmers’ Clubs Mutasa project targeting 100 small holder farmers. The project is aimed at contributing towards reducing the vulnerability of smallholder farmers’ agricultural production to climate change in Mutasa district, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe.
The project has begun capacitating 100 smallholder farmers in Mutasa district to adapt to climate change through the promotion of climate-smart agriculture and organic farming practices, livestock husbandry practices and access to viable markets.
The Farmers, organized in 2 Farmers’ Clubs are receiving trainings in climate smart and resilient agriculture production. The farmers will also be strengthened in small livestock production to increase nutrition diversity.
The project is working closely with government departments such as AGRITEX on horticulture production training and marketing while the Veterinary Services are engaged in small livestock production training. The beneficiaries will also benefit from Ministry of Women Affairs, Community Small and Medium Enterprises training in Internal Savings and Lending (ISALs) trainings.
The project is being implemented over a six months period from October 2020 and ending in March 2021