Stories of Change

Engendering the Paravet model: Women challenge gender stereotypes

The dry climate in Mwenezi, Masvingo region in Zimbabwe is not particularly suitable for crop production, hence farmers in these districts rely on livestock production for their livelihoods. Due to the high prevalence of livestock in the area, they highly depend on veterinarians’ expertise to manage their livestock. To access services such as dehorning, castration, …

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Promoting women’s agricultural literacy for improved food security

Empowering women farmers can serve as a transformative tool to boost food production, while engaging women as leaders and agents of change in decision-making can engender a much-needed paradigm shift in the discourse on food security. Such are the stories of Betty Shumba, a mother of two who resides in ward 13 Mwenezi district, and …

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Building resilience through investing in women: The story of Aletta

Globally, farming and poultry projects have improved the productivity of resource-poor communities and enhanced the income and nutritional security of households.The urgent need for transformative food systems that ensure the empowerment of poor and vulnerable population groups like rural women, resulted in the implementation of the USAID-BHA funded Integrated Livelihoods project in Zimbabwe’s Chiredzi and …

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Fuel efficient cookstoves: Promoting good nutritional practices while transforming livelihoods in Matobo

By Caroline Chiimba Most vulnerable households in rural Zimbabwe are still using firewood for cooking and heating needs, as firewood remains the most affordable source of energy for struggling families. Eunice Ncube (64) from Matobo in Mbuso village is among many women who use open fire to cook for her family before the Enhancing Resilience …

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Curbing Malnutrition: The Care Group Approach pays off in Mat South

By Caroline Chiimba Malnutrition among children and women of childbearing has been high in Matebeleland South Province for the past decade with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates reaching 11% according to the ZIMVAC results of 2022. This therefore calls for more comprehensive strategies to curb nutritional deficit in the area. Through the Enhanced Resilience for …

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Tsotso Stove, Making life easier for Rural Women

Women spend most of their time on unpaid work. As a way of providing local solutions for the rural women who spend most of their time fetching firewood, Nutrition Action Zimbabwe introduced heat-efficient clay stoves in rural Zvishavane to lessen the burden while promoting good nutritional practices. In line with this year’s International Women’s day …

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