Farmers Club Gutu

“Food for better living”

Farmers club Gutu was established in 2011 and successfully implemented the Gutu Garden and water project in Wards 8, 9 and 37 of Gutu. In 2012 the project will be running a food intervention programme called “Food for better living” in Gutu and Mwenezi districts of Masvingo Province.

 

Reason for intervention

The Masvingo Province in particular has recently recorded less than 75 percent of their long-term average rainfall (the lowest in the nation), which has negatively impacted harvests and food security.

The project

In an effort to alleviate food insecurity in Masvingo Province, the project will distribute a total of 5,477,477 servings of Harvest Lentil Pro dehydrated soup with vegetable protein to 10,032 beneficiaries between February 2012 and July 2012.
The targeted beneficiaries will be identified through the cooperation between DAPP’s Child Aid and Farmers’ Clubs programs.

 

The beneficiaries

 

 

Gutu

Mwenezi

Total

Group 1:

Orphans in Child-headed households

186

186

 

372

Group 2:

OVC and their care-giving families

1,260

1,260

 

2,520

Group 3:

PLWHA Home-based care patients and their families

2,574

2,574

 

5,148

Group 4:

Pregnant women enrolled in PMTCT programs and family members

996

996

 

1,992

 

Grand Total

10,032

 

All program activities will be coordinated with other government and NGO food assistance efforts in the province in order to ensure synergies particularly the District Administrators, Chief Executive Officers of Rural District Councils and the Social Welfare Officers.