USAID Announces New Program to Combat Food Insecurity in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe, May 11, 2020– USAID/Zimbabwe announces a new Feed the Future activity, Fostering Agribusiness for Resilient Markets (FARM). The US$19.8 million, five-year contract with Chemonics International will commence in the next few months and will focus its efforts in Manicaland and Masvingo Provinces. FARM builds on the work of Feed the Future Zimbabwe-Crop Development, …

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U.S. partnerships improve food and nutrition security for more than 200,000 vulnerable Zimbabweans

Birchenough Bridge, March 5, 2020.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the achievements of its US$86 million, seven-year project, which supports an innovative and holistic approach towards improving food and nutrition security in Zimbabwe.  Between 2013 and 2020, the Enhancing Nutrition, Stepping Up Resilience and Enterprise (ENSURE) project assisted more than 200,000 vulnerable …

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U.S.-Zimbabwe Partnerships transform the lives of farmers during difficult times

Harare, 19 February 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a roundtable discussion with the private sector, academia, and civil society on food security and agricultural programs in Zimbabwe.  The theme, Agriculture-led Growth, Nutrition, and Resilience showcased the transformational impact of U.S.-Zimbabwe partnerships and highlighted best practices in agricultural development. …

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USAID Launches Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe, May 30, 2019 – The five-year USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program (2018-2023) launched on May 30.  At a launch event held at Africa Synod House, representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Zimbabwe, a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer, and implementing organization Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) reaffirmed their shared commitment to …

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United States works with 350,000 Zimbabwean farmers to tackle dangerous pest targeting maize crop

Harare, 12 February, 2018 – In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall army worm was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, fall army worm can feed on 80 different crop species, including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been …

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U.S. provides over $100K for Lupane Women’s Development Trust

Lupane, October 18 2017: The United States, through the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), is providing $100,000 over two years to assist the Lupane Women’s Development Trust (Lupane Women). The funding will enable the Matabeleland North-based organization to build the capacity of its members in governance and marketing, as well as develop existing agricultural …

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U.S. drought response reduced suffering for over 2 million Zimbabweans as malnutrition declines

Harare, April 6, 2017 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided humanitarian assistance for over 2 million Zimbabweans during the El Niño-induced drought that led to widespread crop failure and left 4.1 million rural Zimbabweans food insecure.  As the annual harvest approaches, USAID and its partners are reviewing the …

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