USAID Agriculture and Food Security Programming in Zimbabwe

Poverty Reduction and Food Security – Livestock Development (PRFSVLD) Program. p.17.

‘In June 2013, USAID/Zimbabwe initiated two five year development food aid programs, Amalima and “Enhancing Nutrition, Stepping Up Resilience and Enterprise” (ENSURE).

 These programs, implemented by CNFA and World Vision respectively and their consortia partners, work with Vulnerable households in ten districts in Manicaland, Masvingo, and Matabeleland North and South that have received food aid for the past several years to develop resiliency and self sufficiency  at the household and community levels.  The programs will rehabilitate or build community assets such as irrigation schemes and dip tanks, and promote conservation agriculture, market linkages, nutrition, hygiene, and community and household resilience targeted at approximately 600,000 Individuals or approximately 120,000 vulnerable households.’

7 July-01 August 2014

On behalf of the Amalima project led by CNFA bringing together IMC, Dabane Trust, Orap and the Manof Group in Matabeleland North and South. Zimbabwe AHEAD conducted the training of 130 CBFs, 20 EHTs, 36 Amalima field staff,12 DWSSC members, 12 Amalima District staff.

The training was conducted in Ndebele led by our trainer Sipiwe Mpofu, with Andrew Muringaniza who  trained have previously trained CHCs in Gwanda, Bulilima, Mangwe and Tsholotsho.

 ‘In 2014, the Mission will launch a new Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene activity implemented by Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) and Zimbabwe Applied Health Education and Development (ZimAHEAD). This new activity will address significant WASH needs in several rural areas, and will include training on health, nutrition, hygiene, how to grow and prepare healthy foods, and training on  soil and water conservation; repair of existing wells, boreholes, and pumps; construction of new wells, water pans for cattle drinking points, household hand washing systems, and latrines; and establishment and strengthening of community health clubs. These interventions will complement the agricultural development and income generation interventions of ZimAHEAD, providing a more robust, holistic set of solutions to poor rural beneficiary households.’

Extract from : USAID/Zimbabwe RFP No.SOLV613V14V000009

Start up of this project has been delayed and we are yet to be advised when this will commence.