Train Primary Teachers in Conservation Agriculture

by Zimbabwe Educational Trust (ZET)
Train Primary Teachers in Conservation Agriculture
Train Primary Teachers in Conservation Agriculture
Train Primary Teachers in Conservation Agriculture
Train Primary Teachers in Conservation Agriculture

Project Report | May 22, 2024
Foundations for Farming May 2024 Update

By Andrew Jackson | Operations Manager

Students farming helps the agriculture curriculum
Students farming helps the agriculture curriculum

Last month our UK team had the pleasure of the visiting the five schools we are currently working with and seeing the outcomes of their recent activities in preparing nutritional gardens. When the rains failed last season so did huge amounts of crops nationwide leaving communities struggling to feed themselves. The schools we are working in will be better attended if they also offer the chance of a good meal as well as an education. In order to prepare the nutritional gardens areas have been cleared and weeded, compost piles have been built and rotated, mulch has been prepared and laid in the planting beds.

The range of activities it takes to prepare the land is quite labour intensive so it is important that the staff we have trained from the school as well as other community members all get stuck in applying the climate smart agriculture methods we teach – methods which can be easily adopted elsewhere. We are delighted to see an increase in the work put in by students who are leaning about farming as part of their agriculture curriculum. They will benefit from stronger feeding programmes once the crops can be harvested and as they next generation of farmers they will be able to see the improved crop yields available to them when comparing the school’s activities to those in their rural homes.

Crops include maize, sugar bean, kale, covo, rape, tomatoes and more leading to a good range of micro-nutrients to be included in their diets.

We thank all our supporters for helping to make this happen.

ZET and Foundations for Farming project leaders
ZET and Foundations for Farming project leaders

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Zimbabwe Educational Trust (ZET)

Location: LEEDS, West Yorkshire - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @zet_uk
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Andrew Jackson
Leeds , West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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