Foundations for Farming (FfF) successfully managed to carry out a number of activities in this quarter. They continued to promote sustainable agriculture in communities, training 90 community leaders across three communities in Bulawayo, Thsolotsho and Bindura in Conservation Agriculture (CA) within the last three months. These communities were chosen as they were deemed the most needy in terms of food shortages and overall povery levels. Each community leader successfully completed the training, and went onto impart these lessons and methods to their local communities.
In addition to this work, FfF conducted refresher training in CA for a group of 28 participants across 7 schools (teachers, headmasters, School Development Committee members and extension officers). This helps schools to hone and improve their skills to ensure their crops and gardens are as successful as possible, and enables FfF to train up other teachers. All participants successfully completed this training and Foundations for Farming are pleased that they have been implementing sustainable farming practices in their schools, and teaching these methods to their students, to great success.
FfF also conducted visits to the communities supported by ZET donors’ support this quarter, including 13 schools and an orphanage, to see their progress and provide extra support where needed. These visits were very encouraging. The schools seemed to be working hard to implement sustainable agriculture practices, and students were engaged in the project. Some support was provided by staff to improve certain techniques and supply tools, and we hope with this help the school’s will be flourishing even more next quarter.
All this work together helps communities to develop skills, produce more food and income, and become more resilient to the drastic effects of poverty and climate change across Zimbabwe. This work would not have been possible without your continued support, so ZET and FfF thank you!
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