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Monday, 23 May 2016

Zimbabwe: EU Capacitates Zimbabwe Farmers

The Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) has launched an agricultural support scheme bankrolled by the European Union (EU) to enhance smallholder farmers' understanding of policy issues. The scheme seeks to benefit over 20 000 smallholder farmers in three selected provinces. It also seeks to encourage farmers' participation in policy related issues and increased dialogue on food and nutrition security development. The EU funded programme will be implemented in 10 selected districts in the country's three provinces, namely Mutasa, Nyanga and Buhera in Manicaland; Masvingo, Chivi and Mwenezi in Masvingo; and Kwekwe, Gokwe South and Shurugwi in the Midlands. ZFU chief economist, Prince Kuipa, said selected districts would be tasked with implementation of the programme in 10 wards. Kuipa said the initiative would strengthen farmers' understanding of complex policy issues in order to enable them to hold authorities accountable.

Source: allafrica.com