LFSPZim

LFSPZim The Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) works towards rural poverty reduction targeting over 200,000 households in four provinces in Zimbabwe.

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"Water is not considered a major commodity – like oil – but is one of the most valuable resources that sustain life on e...
18/02/2021
LFSP's BOREHOLE REHABILITATION KEY TO REVIVING LIVELIHOODS

"Water is not considered a major commodity – like oil – but is one of the most valuable resources that sustain life on earth"
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s Marco Sanchez

Watch this video to find out how #LFSP is sustaining lives through borehole rehabilitation. https://youtu.be/wYyYAzJ_GxY

Borehole rehabilitation to improve water supply in rural Zimbabwe

The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is conducting an evaluation of the “Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme ...
15/01/2021
Job Opportunity at FAO: Evaluation Specialists (Evaluation Team Leader and team members)

The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is conducting an evaluation of the “Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP)- Agriculture Productivity and Nutrition component”, FAO project.

FAO is currently looking for potential candidates to join the evaluation team as EVALUATION TEAM LEADER OR TEAM MEMBER.

Evaluation consultants with experience working in Zimbabwe and in evaluating strategic and complex capacity development programmes or projects are encouraged to apply.

For more information and details on this assignment, please refer to the Call for Expression of Interest available at this link: https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=2002955&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname

Please note that the application deadline is 22 January 2021.

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: 2002955 Evaluation Specialists (Evaluation Team Leader and team members)  Job Posting : 21/Dec/2020 Closure Date :…

Join our Chief Technical Advisor Ali Said today on a Catalysing Agenda 50 panel discussion. Where he and other panelists...
02/12/2020

Join our Chief Technical Advisor Ali Said today on a Catalysing Agenda 50 panel discussion. Where he and other panelists will be discussing on Rural Transformation & Sustainable Livelihoods: What does it take to transform the narrative of Small Holder Farmers.

🎙Speaker

Ali Said is an Agricultural Economist with over 30 years of experience in agriculture, rural development, livelihoods, food security and institutional capacity building. In the last 15 years Ali has been managing large-scale development programmes in Ethiopia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe funded by development partners including the EU, CIDA, USAID and FCDO.
Currently working for FAO, he is the Chief Technical Advisor for the £72 million Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) funded by Foreign, Common Wealth & Development Office (formerly DFID) in Zimbabwe. LFSP is a multi-component (extension, market development, nutrition, rural finance and policy) flagship programme executed by FAO Zimbabwe in partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe, NGOs, research & academia, think tanks and private sector since 2014. The programme aims to contribute to poverty reduction through increased incomes for over 250,000 smallholder farming households from selected 12 districts in 4 provinces of Zimbabwe. The programme in collaboration with Foundation for Farming, pioneered the field level roll out of “Pfumvudza” concept to nearly 10,000 smallholder farmers in the 2019/20 season, results of which are informing national scaling up.

Exciting News!! - The  Recipe Book 📙on how to feed children using Biofortified Crops 🌽is now online in English and #Shon...
25/11/2020
LFSPZim on Twitter

Exciting News!! - The Recipe Book 📙on how to feed children using Biofortified Crops 🌽is now online in English and #Shona.

Download now and start enjoying some nutritious and Scrumptious Treats 👇

https://t.co/osZkleFRL7

@UKinZimbabwe @faosfsafrica @HarvestPlusZim https://t.co/DI5UfC3yt0

“Exciting News!! - The Recipe Book 📙on how to feed children using Biofortified Crops 🌽is now online in English and #Shona. Download now and start enjoying some nutritious and Scrumptious Treats 👇 https://t.co/osZkleFRL7 @UKinZimbabwe @faosfsafrica @HarvestPlusZim”

04/11/2020

Farmers in the Midlands Province collecting and processing monkey bread pods/masekesa to incorporate in ruminant feed for goats, sheep and cattle feed. Local materials have proven to be useful substitutes for animal feed during lean seasons. Welthungerhilfe - WHH Zimbabwe, Tafadzwa Chidoori, Practical Action, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Zimbabwe Small Scale Farmers, BASF Agricultural Solutions

The LFSP Market Development component invites stakeholders, organisations, farmers, businesses and individuals to a week...
08/10/2020

The LFSP Market Development component invites stakeholders, organisations, farmers, businesses and individuals to a week of insightful learnings on how the Programme interventions treated some of the market challenges. Emerging issues will be flagged to improve future programming #FCDO #ZAGP
#ZRBF #UNDP #263Chat #WVI #PracticalAction #welthungerhilfe do not miss this exciting week.

Please follow the link below just before 1300 on the day of the event:
• Poultry hatching https://bit.ly/30GLALu
• Contract farming https://bit.ly/2GBKTMq
• Livestock feed processing https://bit.ly/3jFpyjw
• M&E https://bit.ly/30HdIOw
Do not miss out

A SMELLY SOLUTION? Black soldier fly larvae are a low-cost nature-based solution to the protein problem for poultry, fis...
15/09/2020
The Black Soldier Fly : A Lower-Cost Protein Source Alternative for Feeding Fish

A SMELLY SOLUTION? Black soldier fly larvae are a low-cost nature-based solution to the protein problem for poultry, fish & pig farmers. the Foreign Commonwealth And Development Office #FCDO has been funding efforts to promote black soldier fly production in Zimbabwe through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme @LFSPZim

https://lfspzim.com/2020/08/31/the-black-soldier-fly-a-lower-cost-protein-source-alternative-for-feeding-fish/

BY DONALD T. CHIDOORI, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST Intensive fish farming relies on the use of properly balanced feeds which in turn, are based on a variety of high-quality ingredients such as soyame…

15/07/2020
Video: Easy steps on HOW to setup, plant and manage a Pfumvudza plot.

The Pfumvudza concept helps farmers produce enough food for an entire household using limited land, water & other resources. Find out how to setup your own from plot from this video

The Pfumvudza concept helps farmers produce enough food for an entire household using limited land, water & other resources. Find out how to setup your own from plot from this video  

15/07/2020
HOW TO 001 PFUMVUDZA PLOT

Want to know how you can feed your family for a year on just a small plot...

then WATCH this #LFSP video with easy steps on HOW to setup, plant and manage a Pfumvudza plot. Down pointing backhand index

https://youtu.be/AwkXRwCPHI0

Pfumvudza is a concept that is aimed at climate proofing agriculture by adopting conservation farming techniques and involves the utilisation of small pieces...

14/07/2020
LFSP Delivering in the Midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) using the inbuilt mechanisms for programme adaptability, developed a COVID-19 Response Plan and risk mitigation matrix covering policy support, ensuring continuity of field level engagement of beneficiaries and offering necessary support for adhering to testing, hygiene and social distancing requirements to programme staff, beneficiaries and partners. Roll out of this plan enabled the LFSP partners with concurrence of DFID, to repurposing up to USD500,000 existing programme funds to respond to the pandemic. Watch this video showing how LFSPZim is Delivering in the Midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe

The global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic forced many governments, including Zimbabwe to take strict measures in order to curb the spread of the virus. Th...

13/07/2020
Nutrition and Hygiene: LFSP partners government to deliver in the Midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Research has shown that a strong immune system can fight coronavirus just like it does the virus for the common colds and flu.

Watch this #LFSP Video with Easy, affordable and healthy eating tips during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

https://youtu.be/zMNRQqDd8Yo

LFSP has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Child Care to effectively managed to deliver interventions on nutrition during the Covid-19 Pandemic

30/06/2020
Mukushi Seeds Expanding Biofortification Reach in Zimbabwe

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Xk6TDU8tVac

Watch this video profiling a seed company which has joined @harvestplusZim & @faosfsafrica in the nutrition revolution by multiplying access to biofortified seeds like vitamin A orange Maize seed for the market, under the UK in Zimbabwe funded Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme.

Seed is an important pre-requisite for translating any interest and demand for biofortified crops into actual adoption. To improve seed availability for biof...

Exploiting new business and entrepreneurship opportunities presented by COVID 19 ... Kutsamaira ISAL group in ward 20 Mu...
28/05/2020

Exploiting new business and entrepreneurship opportunities presented by COVID 19 ... Kutsamaira ISAL group in ward 20 Mutare making masks for resale to local community members

05/05/2020
EXTRA Project

A must watch!!!

How to Pfumvudza Video

As part of the Livelihoods and Food Security Programme, we are working with the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement to promote climate-smart agriculture practices. Concepts like the Pfumvudza plot have been championed as LFSPZim together with the Ministry of Agriculture through various methods that include explainer videos like the one shared below. Rural farmers' adoption of such practices will help them secure good harvests through optimal use of resources like land and water. #ZeroHunger

LFSP beneficiaries preparing fodder for dry season: Jireh poultry & goat breeding local level actor Tendai Muza in ward ...
04/05/2020

LFSP beneficiaries preparing fodder for dry season:

Jireh poultry & goat breeding local level actor Tendai Muza in ward 27, Mt Darwin, harvesting acacia tree pods for supplementary feeding later in the dry season. He has so far stocked 30 x 50kg bags for incorporation into his farm-produced ration which he formulates using locally available materials. @UKinZimbabwe

The Kurima Mari App was introduced by the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP). It has a nutrition se...
25/04/2020
Kurima Mari #Lockdown Cooking Challenge

The Kurima Mari App was introduced by the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP). It has a nutrition section that includes a variety of recipes for indigenous dishes? Try out one of these recipes and stand a chance to win prizes.

The Kurima Mari App was introduced by the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP). It has a nutrition section that includes a variety of recipes for indigenous dishes? Try out one o…

EXTRA Project
25/04/2020

EXTRA Project

#DidYouKnow that the Kurima Mari App which was introduced by LFSPZim has a nutrition section that includes a variety of recipes for indigenous dishes? You can try out these recipes and win prizes in the process by taking part in the Lockdown Cooking Challenge. All you have to do is

1. Download the Kurima Mari app (its available on Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=zw.co.kurimamari , and also on iOS)
2. Go to the Nutrition section of the App and check out the recipes we have for indigenous foods
3. Cook the Kapenta Fritters or Pumpkin Porridge dish
4.Share a picture of your dish in the comments

The pictures with the most likes win.

Last year (2019) farmers lost a number of livestock due to drought induced starvation. To mitigate against this #LFSP ca...
25/04/2020
LFSP fodder production drive in Pictures

Last year (2019) farmers lost a number of livestock due to drought induced starvation. To mitigate against this #LFSP capacitated farmers to produce fodder crops like velvet beans & lablab; as well as value add crop residues for livestock feeding in the dry season. Here are the results in Pictures!

Last year (2019) farmers lost a number of livestock due to drought induced starvation. To mitigate against this #LFSP capacitated farmers to produce fodder crops like velvet beans & lablab; as …

A total of 30 members of Kubatakwashe Poultry Association are expected to benefit under this deal. Each farmer will be p...
24/04/2020
Deepening partnership between Sondelani Pvt Ltd and LFSP MD

A total of 30 members of Kubatakwashe Poultry Association are expected to benefit under this deal. Each farmer will be provided with 1,000 broiler chicks and related inputs (feed and veterinary drugs). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) HarvestPlus Welthungerhilfe - WHH Zimbabwe Practical Action in Southern Africa World Vision Zimbabwe Tafadzwa Chidoori Abisha Damba

Market Development News Flash – April 2020 [pdf] Sondelani Ranching (Hamara Foods) is a Bulawayo based agribusiness unit that is into food processing, broiler, layers and horticulture production an…

EXTRA Project
22/04/2020

EXTRA Project

Thanks to trainings in nutrition, health and sanitation under the LFSPZim 's EXTRA Project, over 2,700 households in Shurugwi, Kwekwe, Gokwe North, Gokwe South have adopted the tippy tap. The simple but effective technology has helped stave off the risk of COVID-19, while encouraging the best practices in sanitation health for rural farmer homesteads. #ZeroHunger

Are you a veterinarian from Southern Africa? Are you interested in learning how to investigate and control outbreaks of ...
14/04/2020
EuFMD e-Learning: FMD Investigation Training Course for Southern Africa

Are you a veterinarian from Southern Africa? Are you interested in learning how to investigate and control outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease?

If so The FAO Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa and the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease invite you to take part in the first online course to be launched through a new Virtual Learning Center initiative.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY https://lfspzim.com/2020/04/14/fmd-investigation-training-course-for-southern-africa/

#VLC #Biosecurity #elearning

Tips to Avoid Post Harvest Loses Post-harvest losses usually start first from the field, in the harvesting process, in s...
09/04/2020
Shona post harvest guide

Tips to Avoid Post Harvest Loses

Post-harvest losses usually start first from the field, in the harvesting process, in storage, during transportation and in the markets.

LFSP offers you pointers that if you employ, can help you avoid suffer major post harvest losses.

Download the Tips here

https://lfspzim.com/2017/05/27/shona-post-harvest-guide-now-available-for-farmers/

Post-harvest losses usually occur after harvesting. It usually starts first from the field after harvest, in the harvesting process, in storage, during transportation and in the markets. Several lo…

The introduction of  orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP) will contribute to better nutrition, increased food security, impr...
06/04/2020
Beating Vitamin A deficiency

The introduction of orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP) will contribute to better nutrition, increased food security, improved crop diversification, improved incomes for farmers and climate change adaptation.

By Daphne Machiri The orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP) has shown huge potential in boosting food security and fighting vitamin A deficiency. These sweet potatoes have a classic deep orange colour. …

#LFSPZim joins the world in the fight against  #Covid19Zim. We take this time to encourage our stakeholders and partners...
02/04/2020

#LFSPZim joins the world in the fight against #Covid19Zim. We take this time to encourage our stakeholders and partners in the #AgricEssentialServiceSector to observe due care as they deliver services to the nation during this crucial and critical time. And to the rest of the community out there, comply by the #GovernmentOfZimbabwe 🇿🇼🇿🇼 #LockDown instruction. #TogetherWeCanStayHealthy #UkZimbabwe #PalladiumImpact #FAOSouthernAfrica #ENTERPRIZE #EXTRA #INSPIRE

One of the 8 nutrition & health behaviours the #UKAIDZIM programme is promoting is hand-washing.  The use of  affordable...
26/03/2020

One of the 8 nutrition & health behaviours the #UKAIDZIM programme is promoting is hand-washing. The use of affordable handwashing technologies like tippy-taps is key to preventing the spread of many diseases. This is vital especially in the wake of #Covid19ZW

Use a Tippy Tap to reduce the spread of #Covid19

DFID - UK Department for International Development Baba TafadzwaNashe @faosfsafrica

EXTRA Project
05/12/2019

EXTRA Project

#Gender is a core component of LFSPZim and EXTRA Project, mainstreamed in all our activities as well as the Gender Aided Learning Systems (GALS) methodology. Recently, a team of GALS champions, selected from beneficiaries based in Shurugwi and Kwekwe was trained on GALS, in preparation for their roles as community leaders in gender dynamics. They will help their communities appreciate the role of both men and women in household prosperity, the need for equality in decision making and encourage behaviour change while speaking against gender-based violence. #GenerationEquality #16Days

MPs engage in discussion on nutrition at @faosfsafrica & @LFSPZim workshop. What is causing poor nutrition in #Zimbabwe?...
02/12/2019

MPs engage in discussion on nutrition at @faosfsafrica & @LFSPZim workshop. What is causing poor nutrition in #Zimbabwe? Poor dietary diversity especially for women of child bearing age - only 43% of rural women consume a minimum diversified diet; 21.5% consume iron rich foods.

The LFSP developed a crisis modification project that responds to the economic and climatic challenges. Targeting at lea...
20/11/2019

The LFSP developed a crisis modification project that responds to the economic and climatic challenges. Targeting at least 70,000 farmers, the crisis modification project aims to mitigate the effects of the uncertain rains which has resulted in the loss of livestock such as cattle, goats programme beneficiaries from sliding back into food insecurity. The target group for the proposed interventions are programme beneficiaries most affected by the poor season performance and adverse macro-economic environment. Of interest are individual farmers in key value chains, farmers groups (ISALs/ SACCOs/Commodity Associations/FGEs); local level entrepreneurs (LLEs) and business models.

The proposed interventions under the crisis modification project include supporting farmers with livestock survival feed, promoting strategic destocking, local feed formulation for livestock (cattle, goats, poultry), poultry vaccination programme, dipping of livestock, promoting off-farm income generating activities and water supply and irrigation support.

The Chitubu Pen Fattening Group in Gokwe North was all smiles recently after receiving its first batch of a beef survival meal. The feed has been secured through the LFSPZim's Crisis Modifier Scheme. The group's 24 members will each get eighteen 50kg bags which will sustain their beasts(also pictured below). Areas like Gokwe Nembudziya, Gokwe South, Zhombe and Shurugwi were affected by last season's dry spell and as such have poor pastures. Interventions like the Crisis Modifier have helped farmers acquire the best inputs to counter these effects. #ZeroHunger

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The Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) is working towards reducing rural poverty through increased incomes for at least 200,000 beneficiary households in four provinces in Zimbabwe. Phase I of the LFSP was implemented from 2016 to July 2018 with a total funding of 34,114,959 GBP from UKAid. Due to its success, the LFSP has been extended to Phase II (ending in 2020) with additional funding of 15, 2 million GBP so far. The LFSP is being implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Zimbabwe (programme coordinator), in partnership with WeltHungerHilfe Zimbabwe, World Vision Zimbabwe, Practical Action Zimbabwe and the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement. The programme is being implemented in four provinces covering ten districts, namely, Mutasa, Mutare, and Makoni in Manicaland province (INSPIRE project), Guruve, Bindura and Mt Darwin in Mashonaland Central province (ENTEPRIZE project) and Kwekwe, Gokwe North, Gokwe South and Shurugwi in Midlands province (EXTRA project). Two additional districts are being targeted specifically for the promotion of biofortification, namely, Mazowe and Zvimba in Mashonaland West province, making the overall programme reach 12 districts. The programme components in Phase II are structured along the following thematic areas with gender and youth mainstreaming cutting across on all components: Extension and Nutrition (EN) Rural Finance (RF) Policy Support (PS) Biofortification (BF) Market Development (MD) Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MEAL) What is creating sustainable Livelihoods? This term was first used by Robert Chambers in the mid-‘80s and can be defined as the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living. A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets both now and in the future, while not undermining the natural resource base. Livelihoods are therefore affected by external events which can increase their resilience and consequently reduce their vulnerability. A livelihood is composed of the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living. These capabilities and assets can be divided into five types of capital. - Human capital: Characterized among other things by good health, diet, education and knowledge. - Social capital: Networks and connections between individuals with shared interests, forms of social participation, and relationships based on trust and reciprocity. - Natural capital: The natural resources which benefit livelihood. - Physical capital: The infrastructure and equipment that meet the basic, productive needs of the population. - Financial capital: The financial resources that populations use to achieve their livelihood aims.

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