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
Nov 25, 2016

Foundations for Farming Autumn Update

Healthy looking maize plants grown by pupils
Healthy looking maize plants grown by pupils

Summary of Schools Projects Implemented

Foundations for Farming has been mainstreaming Conservation Agriculture (CA) in 12 Anglican schools. Several representatives from the schools and the surrounding communities were chosen by the school Headmasters and Headmistresses. These representatives included the Headmasters and Headmistresses themselves, school teachers, School Development Committee (SDC) members and local Extension officers.

The school and community representatives were initially invited to a four day training, where they were taught about the CA principles, leadership, compost building, vegetable production, herbs, grain storage as well as apiary (bee keeping). All these lessons were meant to encourage the schools to be self-sustainable by venturing into various income generating projects at the school. Very good results are expected in the schools that have been trained and provided with technical support.

Summary of Community Projects Implemented

Foundations for Farming (FfF) has over the past three months, trained three communities from different ethnical backgrounds in Conservation Agriculture and different aspects of how to alleviate poverty and hunger in their families. After having provided the communities with these life changing 2 week trainings, FfF staff have conducted technical support visits to these communities to prepare them for the agricultural season which has just recently begun. The communities were selected through organizations and churches with the intention of promoting sustainable development in surrounding communities.


So this quarter FfF has trained:

  • 28 School Headmasters and Headmistresses, school teachers, SDC members and Extension officers.
  • 90 vulnerable community members

We hope that ZET will be able to emulate our efforts to empower the future generation with this precious methods of farming which have the potential to alleviate poverty and hunger in most schools and communities.

Farming inputs donated to schools
Farming inputs donated to schools
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Organization Information

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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