Agriculture in Africa - Capability statement
This project is active
Through this project, households are able to increase and diversify production of crops and small livestock through use of climate smart technologies and irrigation.
The overall objective of the FNI project is to improve smallholder farmer productivity for food nutrition and income, develop and implement diversified and appropriate value chains for small holder farmers in Binga and Hwange districts, increase production and consumption of nutritious food. To do this SNV is mobilising farmers to participate in viable and competitive value chains. Farmers are trained in business oriented farming, contract management and marketing so that they can exploit any opportunities which arise in their value chains. Linkages are brokered between farmers and other actors in their respective value chains. The project is being funded by European Union and other key partners include Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) and Environment Africa (EA).
Below are some of the results:
- 6000 smallholder farmers are actively engaged in at least one of four viable and appropriate value chains;
- 15 000 farmers have gained access to and utilize marketing Infrastructure and Information system;
- 17000 households have enhanced their food and nutritional security through diversified food and income sources.