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 | Jan 26, 2023
Foundations for Farming January 2023 Update

By Andrew Jackson | Operations Manager

Chickens = eggs = healthy and money
Chickens = eggs = healthy and money

Project update and exciting project announcement below

This quarter we’ve been back at Inyagui Primary school. Even though the main part of the project is now over we want to stay involved and make sure that outcomes are sustainable. While we were there we spoke to the Head Teacher and a number of others and checked out the maize crop and the chicken house. We also had a look at the record keeping to see what crops had been harvested, how many eggs had been produced and what was done with them, whether feeding students or helping the school buy much needed equipment. The students eat eggs every two weeks (we’ve encouraged a little more frequent if possible) and surplus have been sold for $380, meeting community needs. Chicken and egg production has doubled with over 4,000 eggs being produced since we started.

At the time of the visit, the school had established 360 cabbages, 7500 onions, 400 tomato plants and 5 beds of kale, all for the school kitchen. Also we heard that parents have been buying school crops and selling them on in the community for a profit. This means that more food is circulating in the local community addressing our goals around malnutrition and the profits are helping pay for student’s tuition fees. Win-win. There’s also big plans to add three more irrigated Pfumvudza plots to the farming activities so the school is really going from strength to strength. With more regular, nutritious food for the students, parents and the wider community plus the entrepreneurial activities supporting school budgets and developing the skills of the students we’re delighted with the situation.

Were also super excited to announce a new project with Ghuza primary starting NOW. This project will last two years and use an enhanced model to delvier more sustainable benefits addressing food insecurity malnutrition and building more resilience in the community against the effects of climate change. We can’t wait to get started and we’ll tell you more next time!!!

Cabbages for all
Cabbages for all


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Zimbabwe Educational Trust (ZET)

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

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