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Promoting climate-smart agricultural practices.

In Progress

Launch of Climate Strategy Documents

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16Hl-Sr5plzzxnkqp63W2wH9m9mzWMAmK https://twitter.com/ClimateZimDept/status/1365345692009582597     

Feb. 26, 2021

I. National Climate Change Learning Strategy ii. GCF Country Programme iii. NAP Communication Strategy iv. Climate Change Mainstreaming Module

Previous Updates

$17.5 Billion paid to farmers for grain deliveries

https://www.herald.co.zw/farmers-paid-175bn-for-grain-deliveries/     

Aug. 4, 2021

The government of Zimbabwe is working to train nearly 2 million farmers in conservation agriculture (CA) and 1 million farmers have already been trained in the country.

Wetland Management Framework

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5178     

July 27, 2021

The development of the Wetland Management Framework is on course, with the Wetlands Management Guidelines having been validated and adopted by the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry. The draft National Wetlands Map has been produced and validated, while the One Wetlands Policy now awaits approval by Cabinet. Four of the planned 14 waste drop-off sites were under construction at Mbalabala Business Centre in Umzingwane District, Mvurwi Town, and two in Harare Metropolitan Province.

Creation of a climate change resilient programme

NewsDay

    

Sept. 18, 2020

Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Hospitality Industry Munesu Munodawafa said government created a climate change resilient programme to effectively deal with the effects of climate change.

Improvement of climate change control systems

Herald

    

May 20, 2020

Government is improving planning, early warning and climate change management systems to cushion small holder farmers from extreme weather events and boost production to necessitate national food security, a senior Government official has said.

Already, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement is promoting production of drought tolerant crops and rehabilitating dams and irrigation schemes.

Partnering with private sector players in the roll out of the Pfumvudza Conservation Agriculture Program

Herald

    

June 1, 2020

Government  has collaborated with the Foundations for Farming and other stakeholders in capacitating extension workers on the Pfumvudza concept ahead of the 2020-2021 summer cropping season.

The extension officers will be capacitated to enable them to educate, track and monitor the Pfumvudza concept, which is aimed at climate-proofing agriculture by adopting conservation farming techniques.

It also involves the utilisation of small pieces of land and applying the correct agronomic practices for higher returns.

Roll out of the Pfumvudza Conservation Agriculture Program

Herald

    

March 18, 2020

Government is intensifying efforts to boost agricultural production through conservation agriculture methods (also known as Pfumvudza) to guarantee food self-sufficiency and commercialise smallholder agriculture.

Under the Pfumvudza concept, communal farmers will now be required to practise conservation agriculture, a concept also known as Pfumvudza for them to benefit under the Presidential Inputs Scheme as Government moves in to boost agriculture productivity and ensure food self-sufficiency and surplus.

Launching of the National Adaptation Plan Road Map for Zimbabwe

NAP 2019

    

April 2, 2019

The objective of the NAP Roadmap is to identify key activities that will realize the country’s NAP, their timelines, possible key milestones to note during project implementation as well as key actors responsible for their delivery. 

$118m to transport Pfumvudza inputs

At least $118 million is being mobilised to transport inputs under the Climate-Proofed Presidential Inputs Programme, commonly known as Pfumvudza, from the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots.     

Oct. 5, 2020

At least $118 million is being mobilised to transport inputs under the Climate-Proofed Presidential Inputs Programme, commonly known as Pfumvudza, from the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots.