Integration of conservation farming and catchment management to enhance climate change adaptation in Jinga Village, Chakohwa Ward 3 of Chimanimani District under Manicaland Province.
Integration of conservation farming and catchment management to enhance climate change adaptation in Jinga Village, Chakohwa Ward 3 of Chimanimani District under Manicaland Province.
1.1 Project Summary
Zimbabwe has more than 80% of its population dependent on rain-fed subsistence agriculture. Communities rely on generating their livelihoods from small-scale agriculture. At present, Zimbabwe is experiencing extreme weather events characterized by recurrent floods and droughts. Consequently, efforts to enhance sustainable economic growth and improved rural livelihoods have been at risk in the past 10 years, (ZIMVACC, Report 2016). Given this background, Community Initiatives for Sustainable Development and Empowerment (CISDE) is proposing to engage in an integrated programme that addresses protection of the catchment and enhancement of food security in Jinga village, Chakohwa Ward 3 under Chimanimani district. CISDE is requesting US$ 50,000 from the GEF SGP of which CISDE will co-finance US$ 21,700 and the Jinga community will contribute US$ 3,000. The $3.000.00 will be contributed by community members through in-kind provision of labor, land clearance, labour for fencing, tillage, building materials such as bricks, sand and quarry and use of their tools for the various project activities.
Jinga village catchment area name is Chaseyama and is in the Western part of the Chimanimani District, between Murare River to the North and Chiire stream to the South of Jinga village. The Western end of Jinga village in Ward 3 is marked by Odzi River, while the Eastern end of Jinga village in Ward 3 is marked by the Chiramba range of mountains Map of the area attached - Annex 2. It is approximately 80 km along the Mutare – Birchenough highway. The highway in some way gives opportunity to the local households who can market and sell their products such as fruits, crafts, livestock, livestock products and honey to travelers. There are approximately 433 households and about 6% of the households are child headed families, then 31% are female headed households and 63% are male headed households. On average, the household size has six members per family.
The project will seek to target 300 members of Jinga village that include 200 females, 100 males and at least 10 people with disabilities. The main aspects of the project include the following:
a) Murare river is heavily silted due to stream bank cultivation and high levels of soil erosion because of deforestation. Agro-ecological principles will be employed to address catchment management together with improved crop production. Two types of both indigenous and exotic tree species for firewood provision will be planted in the catchment area to ensure that soil erosion is arrested. The local Environmental Management Agency (EMA) office will be will be engaged as key partners to ensure that the community members, the youths and the village heads prioritize catchment management through the project. The project will work with farmers from Jinga village who are currently practicing stream bank cultivation along Murare river. These farmers will be will be trained on causes of stream bank cultivation so that they can play a positive role in aiding natural restoration of the catchment area. These farmers are going to have 0.075-hectare irrigation plots in the 3-hectare horticulture irrigation plot that will be developed in Jinga villages.

b) The project will promote conservation agriculture (CA) on dry land farming through the Farmer Field Schools (FFSs) approach to promote small grains which tend to produce higher yields in this area due to the prevalence of drought. The FFSs approach will provide a farmer-to-farmer educational approach in the village, participating households are asked to select mentors/Animators who are trained and offer support to the farmers on a day to day basis. Farmers to farmer training is done mainly in farmers’ fields practically through farmer information exchanges, field trips, demonstrations, comparisons, training sessions which provide opportunities for farmers to deepen their knowledge of ecological principles, farmer associations and marketing, Groups consist of all categories of farmers in different interest areas, men, women and youths and interests’ literate or illiterate, and will consists of 25 –30 men and women. The FFs in Jinga village will engage 300 farmers (150 women, 50, girls, 75 men and 25 boys). The project will procure small grain seeds that include millet and sorghum as well as groundnuts to distribute to farmers who will grow them on 0.5-hectare plots and legumes 0.075-hectare plots for legumes (groundnuts)

c) The farmers will be selected during the farmer field school development process with the support of the Agritex officials. From the surveys it was noted that the yield tends to be low because they do not have access to seeds. Farmers, who get the seeds in the first year, will pass on the seed to the next batch of farmers. Conservation agriculture (CA) principles of improving soil fertility which include cereal- legume intercropping, growing Intercropping with groundnuts, peanuts and beans which help to enrich soils, diversify diets, improve nutrition levels of the community and provide oil will be promoted. The legume residue will be incorporated in the soil as organic matter to improve fertility and soil structure. This will reduce the need to use inorganic fertilizers to improve yields. The project will also encourage mulching and making diverse types of composts, using a combination of animal manures, grasses, legume residue, chicken and tree leaves which is to be incorporated into fields before planting.

Direct and indirect Beneficiaries of the Project
The tables blow illustrates both the direct and indirect beneficiaries who will benefit from this project.
Table 1 – Direct beneficiaries
Name of village Women Men Youth: 15 - 35 years Total
Girls Boys
Jinga Village, Chakohwa: Ward 3 household beneficiaries 150 75 50 25 300
Total 138 37 78 47 300

Table 2 – Indirect beneficiaries
Name of village Women Men Youth: 15 - 35 years Total
Girls Boys
Jinga Village, Chakohwa ward 3 650 150 350 200 1350
Total 650 150 350 200 1350
1.2 Organizational Background and Capacity to Implement the Project
Community Initiatives for Sustainable Development and Empowerment (CISDE) was established in 2016 and was registered as a Trust in Zimbabwe in February 2017 (Registration Number: MA 0006405/2017). CISDE was born out of Progressio an International development organization that had worked in Zimbabwe for 35 years and closed all its offices internationally as well as in Southern Africa on 31 March 2017. The staff who remained in Progressio established CISDE to facilitate the work that Progressio was doing in Zimbabwe. CISDE is carrying forward some of Progressio’s approaches in implementing projects at community level. CISDE was established to facilitate and support sustainable livelihoods initiatives for women, youths, children and other marginalized members of communities in Zimbabwe.

CISDE has a total of 7 staff members who previously worked for Progressio. The staff has experience of working within Zimbabwe and in the Southern Africa Region on Climate smart agriculture, gender justice and women’s rights, promoting positive masculinities and sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. CISDE also focuses on supporting disaster relief and humanitarian support among communities affected by natural disasters. CISDE and has been supported by Progressio since its inception. Annex 3 Staff who will be directly involved in the project Indicate staff that will be directly involved in the project and their qualifications
Name Qualifications
Fiona Mwashita Masters in Development Studies, Bachelor of Administration Honors Degree
Grace Mawere BSc. Agricultural Honors Degree
Lovejoy Murungu Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management, majoring in Actuarial Logistics
Turn Mutingondo Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree in Accounting

Last Masumba Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Development Studies

CISDE has a nine-member Board of Trustees (6 women and 3 men). The Board members have mixed experience and a qualification which qualifies it to manage the affairs of CISDE as indicated on the table below:
Table 3: List of Board Members
Name of Board member Organisation Area of Expertise
Nhope Mukoko U. Z Human Resource and Management
Vukile Chinguno Fruit and Veg Private Ltd Company Agriculture specialist
Rumbidzai Chifunyise Maersk Line P/L Marketing and Accounting
Leonard Mwashita All Green Acres Garden P/L Civil Engineer
Muriel Gwanzura ZAPSO HIV and AIDS Specialist
Amy Faith Nyawera Eastridge High School Child Development
Enerst Chimuka Independent Development Consultant Community Development Projects management

The organogram for CISDE is shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1

CISDE Organogram

• Purpose and Core Activities of the CISDE
Our Vision is a world in which women, youths and children and other disadvantaged people are empowered to transform their lives, enjoy their rights and get themselves out of poverty.
Our Mission is to empower disadvantaged people especially women, youths and children to fight for their own rights, overcome the causes of poverty, injustice, exploitation, and to be resilient to climate changes.
Our Core Values: Our work is underpinned by our core values – Accountability and Transparency; Integrity and Honesty; Commitment and Diligence; Inclusivity; Respect; and Standing in Solidarity and Acting Boldly.
Our work focuses on three key themes: Sustainable and Resilient Livelihoods, Gender Justice and Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health and Rights
Poverty is about unequal power relations and lack of human rights. We work to strengthen systems and build capacities of poor and vulnerable women, youths and their household members and those with special needs including those with disabilities to build their resilience and assist them to initiate their own sustainable development programs. We focus on enhancing resilience, food security and livelihoods of women, youths, and their household members as well as of vulnerable populations so that they can withstand climate-induced shocks during natural climate induced disasters.
Given the potential of climate smart agriculture to alleviate poverty amongst vulnerable households, CISDE will promote innovative methods including use of appropriate and relevant technologies to enhance and scale up diversification of crop production, value addition, and support farmers to gain access to sustainable and fair markets. CISDE also works to build capacities of farmers to reduce poverty and assist vulnerable households to build their resilience especially after natural disasters. CISDE will work with women, youths, men and community service providers and leadership as the target group in partnership with the Agritex, Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Hospitality, Ministry of Water and Climate, Chimanimani Rural District Council, Forestry Commission and Environment Management Agency. The Project will be supported by UNDP/GEF SGP. These stakeholders and partners that will be involved in this project are listed in Table 3 below.

Table 3: Stakeholders and Partners in the project
Stakeholder / Partners Role in the project

AGRITEX Providing technical support
EMA Providing technical support
UNDP/ GEF SGP Monitoring and evaluation
Chimanimani RDC Providing technical support and monitoring
Horticulture irrigation committee and RDC Agriculture & Environmental and Committees Management and governance and advocacy
Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Providing technical support
Forestry Commission Providing technical support
Department of Veterinary services Providing technical support

Development initiatives will be facilitated through strategic partnerships, promoting a continuous learning culture, promoting gender equality, community participation and social inclusion. Community needs will be identified through community participatory action and use of community based Reflect Circles.
The Reflect is a process of creating an open, democratic environment which encourages open discussion, and everyone can contribute for communities to be able to develop their own learning materials, basing their analysis on the systematic use of their own knowledge and experience and be able to build on what people know. The integral part of the Reflect approach is use of participatory methodologies to ensure that people's voices are heard equally, within a structured learning process. The Reflect circles approach visualizes tools that would have already been developed by the PRA facilitator including maps, rivers and gullies during transect walks, calendars and others for the target groups to understand their situations on the ground REFLECT circles therefore are a tool to facilitate democratic and transparent dialogue between community members and their leaders in decision making processes. Through the project, citizens become organized and united to articulate issues that affect them and they will build up a critical mass capable of holding appointed and leaders accountable. By the end of the project local communities will be empowered and will have the confidence to own and be more involved in project activities and to advocate for their own issues.
1.3 Project Objectives and Expected Results
• Problem statement or challenge the project intends to address

Jinga village in Chakohwa Ward 3 is dominated by irregular undulating lowlands with hills and average sized mountains. According to a land use study by Ministry of Agriculture (2015), the low-lying areas are covered with relatively deep and porous soils, that have very shallow soils of about 0.5 cm deep on the high and steep areas. The dominant soil types are sandy loams, clay loams on sandstone and deep red or yellow clay loams with high organic matter (Personal Survey, 2017). The high perennial species, Cat's tail Grassland and Eastern Thorn Bush veld are prevalent in the Jinga village and dominant trees are Mopani. Deforestation is a challenge as the villagers are chopping trees for firewood and charcoal to earn a living. Gullies are developing and expanding due to minimum application of soil and water conservation techniques. Villagers are practicing stream bank and dry land farming which has resulted in land degradation and river siltation. However, the major crops grown include sorghum, millets, sunflower, cow peas, groundnuts and Mbambara nuts.

In Chakohwa ward, the average household size is 4.1 and 61% of the population is engaged in rain-fed agriculture (ZIMSTAT, 2014) as a source of livelihood. This greatly increases the population’s vulnerability to increasing rainfall unpredictability, mid-season dry spells, late onset and early cessation of rains. These climate anomalies have reduced the number of harvests from three to one per farming season as well as a general decrease in yields. In addition, water resources that used to be perennial have since become seasonal making water a problem during the dry season and in the project area. Furthermore, the high human population has increased pressure on natural resources of the area. This has resulted in high deforestation paving the way for gully formation. People have resorted to stream bank cultivation on Murare River and this has caused the river to be silted. There is need for catchment area management to address the siltation of the river and depletion of biodiversity.

The drastic decrease in river water levels has adversely impacted negatively on the irrigation schemes that were established along these rivers. This ultimately lowers the agricultural productivity in the district, leading to Chimanimani district recording the highest Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rate of 6.9%, (Zimbabwe Humanitarian Situation Report No. 8 – 31 August 2016). As coping mechanisms to these adverse impacts, the youths are involved in selling firewood, brick molding and stream bank gardening. These activities further cause massive deforestation and Murare river catchment degradation. As a result, there is need to sink a borehole to tap into underground water and develop the horticulture irrigation plot and this will be an alternative to streambank cultivation.

Within Jinga village, community members who are into livestock production are not spared by the negative impacts of climate change as livestock deteriorate due to water and feed shortages. Outbreaks of foot-and-mouth diseases further weaken livestock owners’ coping capacities. Grazing for cattle becomes difficult. As a result, the project seeks to target women and give them small livestock such as goats which are more adapted to the area. This will increase the women’s productive assets which they can sell later when faced with emergencies.
• Overall Project Goal/Primary Objectives

To contribute to reduction in community vulnerability to adverse impacts of climate change by promoting the integration of conservation farming and catchment management practices

Specific Objectives
1. To restore/ reclaim Murare river catchment and preserve its biodiversity and enhance sustainable ecosystem services provision
2. To promote conservation agriculture (CA) on dry land farming addressing production of small grains: millet and sorghum as well as legumes such as groundnuts to 300 farmers
3. To develop and install a solar powered pump for the 3-hectare irrigation plot.
4. To promote a small livestock (goats and chickens) pass-on scheme to increase women’s productive assets and livelihood options

• Rationale/justification of the project

Agriculture is the backbone of most poor and vulnerable rural communities. A multi-dimensional and risk mitigating approach to farming is important in reducing significant crop failures, ensuring pollination processes and increasing agro-biodiversity services from subsistence and community croplands. However, high rate of land degradation is threatening livelihoods and leading to biodiversity and habitat loss. Population pressure and increasing poverty is increasing food insecurity among the Jinga village community members. It is against this background, that there is need for the Jinga village community members to increase food production and increase their resilience to external shocks. For this to happen, there must be a shift in the way land and soils are managed for food production, biodiversity and ecosystem services through addressing agro-ecological principles.
However, when addressing agro-ecology, the expansion of food production must not come at the expense of forest loss or land degradation, which is what this project seeks to address. CISDE recognises that natural restoration of degraded lands such as the Murare river catchment in Jinga village offers tremendous opportunities to boost production and enhance food security at the same time regulating the local climate. Restoring degraded lands and improving land use practices has a lot of potential in preserving the health of soils and optimizing the use of water, which is important given the ever-unpredictable rainfall patterns.
Internationally, it is now being recognised that grassroots agro-ecological practices that integrate the management of land, water, and biodiversity are starting to meet rising food demands particularly in vulnerable communities of dry land countries. Hence, this project seeks to innovatively address agro-ecological concepts at the village level through improving catchment management and dry land crop production and contributes to SDG 15: Life on Land.
One key agro-ecological principle is diversity, which is strongly addressed through this project. Diversification at the Jinga village level occurs through dry land farming such as crop variety mixtures (sorghum and millet as well as legume i.e. groundnuts) using the Farmer Field Schools approach. In addition, the project will use conservation agriculture and grow vegetables in a 4-hectare irrigated plot and address forestry land degradation through natural restoration in the catchment area. The other element is crop-livestock integration through promotion of small livestock (goats and chickens). This makes this project an innovative agro-ecological project that will provide lot of lessons for other Zimbabwean farmers, CBOs and NGOs. Furthermore, emergent ecological properties developed in diversified farming systems allow the system to create its own soil quality and fertility, pest regulation and increased farm yields.
Lastly, the agro-ecological principles will be supported by a strong market oriented project component. CISDE will liaise with local markets such as boarding schools, hospitals, shops, restaurants and lodges for farmers to sell their agricultural produce such as tomatoes, vegetables, okra, opinions and processed small grains. This will improve the incomes that the beneficiaries will receive from their cropping activities in this project. This will in the long term improve the Jinga community’s adaptive capacity, resilience to external shocks, nutrition availability and income generation capacities at the same time conserving the forests, catchment and restoring degraded lands. CISDE will engage SAFIRE to assist smallholder farmers to access storage facilities for their small grains that SAFIRE is already promoting in Chakohwa ward. Farmers will also be trained on the best way to store seed and develop seed banks for the pass on scheme and for the next farming season.
4.1 Description of Project Activities
Table 1: Objectives, Outputs, Activities and Outcomes
Objective 1: To restore/ reclaim Murare river catchment and preserve its biodiversity and enhance ecosystem services provision

Outputs and indicators
Activities Outcome
Output 1.1: Increased awareness for 300 village members on the importance of catchment management and initiation of catchment management activities

- Number of workshops conducted
- Number of community catchment champions selected and trained
- Number of nurseries established
- Number of tree planted
- Hectares of catchment area protected
- Number of community maps developed

– No workshops conducted
– No community catchment champions selected and trained
– No of tree species grown
– No nurseries established
– Zero Hectares of catchment area protected
– No community maps developed
– 300 community members, 10 of the 300 community members will be people with disabilities,
– 75 (50 girls and 25 boys) participate in the project
– 1 workshops to be conducted
– community catchment management champions to be selected and trained (3 will be women)
– 2 indigenous and 2 exotic tree species to be grown on 4 hectares of identified catchment area
– 2 Nurseries established
– 2500trees grown both exotic and indigenous
– 4 hectares of Murare river catchment area restored through relocation of Jinga village farmers who will participate in the irrigation plot
– 4 hectares of the catchment area mapped by the community members at the start and end of project
– Community maps of catchment developed 1.1 Conduct training workshop to build awareness of at least 300 village members on the importance of catchment management
1.2 Train 6 community members to be catchment management champions/animators
1.3 Establish a nursery and 4-hectare woodlot
1.4 Conduct a meeting to encourage Jinga village farmers practicing stream bank cultivation to move out of at least 4 ha of Murare river catchment and join the project irrigation plot
1.5 Conduct community mapping of 4 hectares of Murare catchment Outcome 1: Approximately 300 villagers in Jinga village enjoying improved ecosystem services from the Murare river catchment based on catchment protection and sound agro-ecological principles

Objective 2: To promote conservation agriculture (CA) on dry land farming through production of small grains that include millet and sorghum as well as a legume crop; groundnuts for 300 farmers

Outputs and indicators
Activities Outcome
Output 2.1: Increased production and livelihoods enhanced through growing of small grains

– Number of farmers practicing conservation farming and production of small grains
– Number of hectares under conservation farming
– kgs of small grain seed that include, millet and sorghum millet and sorghum as well as a legume crop; groundnuts procured and distributed to farmers
– 300 farmers promoting 3 small grains on 0.5 hectares of land each. 150 hectares of land under small grains 5kg kgs of millet and sorghum as well as 1 kg od groundnuts procured, 1500kgs of small grains and 300kg of groundnuts procured 300 farmers trained on CA and using it
– 150 kgs of pesticides avoided, reduced or prevented by the project
– 1000kgs of artificial fertilizers avoided by substituting with organic fertilizers

– Poor agricultural output due to poor methods of farming
– -No farmers promoting small grains
– Zero hectares of land under small grains
– Zero kgs of groundnuts, millet and sorghum procured
– No farmers trained on CA
– limited number of income generating activities implemented
– High use of pesticides and artificial fertilizers which have adverse effects on the ecosystem
– Zero kgs of pesticides avoided, reduced or prevented by the project
– Zero kgs of artificial fertilizers avoided by substituting with organic fertilizers

- 300 farmers trained on conservation farming and promoting small grains on 0.5 hectares of land each.
- 150 hectares of land under small grains
- 1500kgs of millet and sorghum as well as 300kgs of groundnuts procured
- 100kgs of pesticides avoided, reduced or prevented by the project
- 1000 kgs of artificial fertilizers avoided by substituting with organic fertilizers 2.1 Conduct workshop and train farmers on production of small grain crops that include, millet and sorghum as well as a legume crop; groundnuts
2.2 Procure small grain seeds of millet and sorghum millet and sorghum as well as a legume crop; groundnuts for distribution to 300 farmers – indicate number of farmers
2.3 Conduct meeting for developing and documenting the seed pass-on mechanism that will be used by the Jinga village farmers for both crops and small livestock
2.4 Facilitate farmer field schools for 300 farmers on issues on small grain storage and linking them to SAFIRE project to access storage facilities
2.5 Train farmers in seed banks storage and management to ensure sustainability
Outcome 2: 300 farmers’ food security situation improved through growing of small grains and practicing conservation agriculture

Objective 3: To develop and make operational a solar powered 3-hectare village level irrigation

Outputs and indicators
Activities Outcome
Output 3.1: Forty farmers have 0.075-hectare plots to grow horticulture crops in the solar powered irrigation plot

– -Number of farmers participating in the irrigation plot
– Number of boreholes sunk
– Number of storage tanks installed
– Number of solar pumps installed
– Number of drip irrigation systems installed
– Number of training workshops held on installation of drip irrigation
– Number of trainings conducted on agroecology
– Number of committee members for managing project
– Number of private sector companies buying products
– Number of exchange visits conducted

- No irrigation system in place for the planned 3 hectares
- Farmers are practicing stream bank cultivation on Murare river
- No knowledge of setting up drip irrigation
- No training done on drip irrigation
- Limited access to information on climate smart agricultural practices and sustainable catchment area
- Farmers not trained on agro-ecology
- No irrigation committee and constitution in place
- No private sector companies buying products

– 40 farmers on 0.075-hectare irrigation plots 1 borehole sunk in the irrigation plot
– One 10,000-liter water tank installed for irrigation
– 3-hectare horticulture irrigation.
– One solar powered water pumping system set up and operational
– One drip irrigation system installed for the 40 farmers
– 1 training conducted on drip irrigation
– 1 irrigation committee and 1 constitution in place
– Three private sector players buying horticulture produce
– 3 meetings conducted with private companies and increased incomes for farmers
– 3 field days conducted
– 6 animators to be trained (3 Women and 3 Men
– 1 case study to be produced
– 6 videos and 100 photos to be captured
3.1 Allocate 40 farmers 0.075-hectare plots to grow horticulture crops
3.2 Sink a borehole and assess optimum yield capacity of the borehole
3.3 Installation of a 10,000-liter water tank for irrigation purposes
3.4 Installation of a solar powered water pumping system
3.5 Installation of drip irrigation system for the 40 farmers on the 0.075 ha plots
3.6 Conduct one training for farmers to set-up and maintain the drip irrigation system
3.7 Conduct participatory selection of irrigation committee and development of an irrigation constitution
3.8 Conduct 3 meetings to engage at least 3 private sector players to buy horticulture produce
3.9 Conduct exchange visit to GEF Medium Size project implemented by Oxfam

Outcome 3: Viable irrigated horticulture production and predictable markets developed increasing farmers’ income and livelihoods
Objective 4: Promote a small livestock pass-on scheme to increase women’s productive assets

Outputs and indicators
Activities and Baseline Outcome
Output 4.1: Productive assets for women increased through small livestock production

- 24 goats for pass-on scheme bought
- 75 Chickens for pass-on scheme to 25 women
- Number of women trained on improved livestock husbandry
- Number of meetings conducted
- Number of meetings held with traditional leaders overseeing small livestock pass-on scheme

– women/beneficiaries do not have any small livestock
– No of goats at the moment for pass on
– No of meetings held with traditional leaders

- 49 women have small livestock assets for pass-on scheme
- 1 workshop held on animal husbandry
- 1 training of FFs Committee to develop a Constitution, develop a Pass on Scheme and manage the farmer activities in Jinga village with small livestock committee members 4.1 Buy 20 female and 4 hybrid male goats to start pass-on scheme and improve goats breeds in Jinga Village
4.2 Buy 75 indigenous chickens to start a pass on scheme
4.3 Distribute 20 goats to 20 women and rotate the 4 male hybrid goats to farmers who receive the female goats.
4.4 Distribute 75 chickens to 25 women each beneficiary getting 3 chickens (2 hens and 1 Cork)
4.5 Conduct 3 meetings to train women on improved livestock husbandry
4.6 Conduct one meeting to ensure buy-in of traditional leaders to make the small livestock pass-on scheme a success

Outcome: 74 women have increased access to productive assets through small livestock pass-on scheme

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Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase:
OP6 - Y3 (Jul17 - Jun 18)
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 24,700.00
Project Number:
Start Date:
End Date:
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Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
CISDE is going to recruit community animators and 10 catchment area champions who are going to be trained in various climate smart agricultural practices, catchment management and small livestock production using practical demonstration and training manuals. The role of these animators will be to provide onsite training, coaching and mentoring of project target groups and their community based organizations (committees) using the support services of Agritex extension officers and veterinary officers who work within the wards. Training aspects will include: conservation agriculture, forestry management and catchment management, small livestock management, value addition and marketing, conservation agriculture, vegetable planting and management, nutrition and organic farming, small livestock management and maintenance of nutrition garden equipment. CISDE will train the targeted committees on governance issues. Selected nutrition garden members will be trained on how to manage and maintain their equipment. Stakeholders and project members will also get together to share information at field days and other commemorative days as well as share lessons learnt during and after
Policy Impact
CISDE will gather advocacy issues from the stakeholders and project target group members and will develop Policy Briefs on relevant issues which can be tabled to relevant service providers during dialogue sessions or during commemorative day sessions. However, if there are no relevant policy issues coming from the community members they will still be trained on how to dialogue with their service providers for improvement of identified services. This can be undertaken through their relevant committees. 1.12 Any Plan to Scale up the Project to Medium Size from GEF Funding
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