NAZ Correspondent

Introduction of soap making improves hygiene in Mutare

Feed the Future Zimbabwe Fostering Agribusiness for Resilient Markets (FtFZ – FARM) is implementing WASH activities in 8 wards of Mutare district.  The activities include optimal handwashing, toilet construction and water purification. The Activity has been emphasising that for handwashing to be effective farmers need to wash their hands with soap and clean running water. …

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Knowledge and increased incomes lead to change in attitudes of farmers and adoption of latrine construction

Latrine construction was not a priority for farmers in Chiredzi as they have relied on the dense forests for defaecation. Open defaecation coupled with unsafe water consumption e.g. drinking water from rivers was compromising health amongst the community and livestock. The Activity has made efforts by encouraging the construction of latrines to curb the spread …

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Farmers celebrate world breastfeeding week in Chivi ward 29

In the week ending 7 August 2022, the FARM Activity engaged 30 farmers, 63 percent females and 16 percent youth, in Chivi District, Masvingo province, during the World breastfeeding week commemorations under the theme Step up for Breastfeeding – Educate and Support. Using the information they had received from the FARM Activity during trainings they …

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ZIMBABWE FOSTERING AGRIBUSINESS FOR RESILIENT MARKETS – FARM ACTIVITY

Manesa village is in ward 3, Chipinge district where farmers survive on dry land and irrigation farming. Crops grown mostly include small grains, sugar beans and maize. Issues of dietary diversity and meal variety were a challenge in the ward and village. Crops such as sunflowers, maize, sugar beans and vegetables used to be grown …

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World Milk Day commemorations promote market linkages and demonstrate the benefit of the whole farm approach

The FARM Activity facilitated the hosting of three technical events in Chipinge, Chivi and Mwenezi districts of Manicaland and Masvingo provinces in commemoration of the World Milk Day marked on June 1st of every year. The events ran under the theme “Dairy Net Zero”. The FARM Activity joined the global commemorations by promoting the beef-dairy …

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New poultry breed has brought new life to New Life group

Following trainings on dietary diversity and balanced diet from Feed the Future Zimbabwe Fostering Agribusiness for Resilient Markets (FARM), the New Life producer group in Shinja village Chimanimani ward 6 have taken a step ahead and managed to procure 100 Sasol chicken breeds. The New Life poultry producer group comprises of 20 group members, 75% …

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