COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE, VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

To enhance nutrition and generate income generating opportunities for vulnerable communities.


Chinotimba Garden Project is operated by communities affected by HIV and AIDS close to Victoria Falls town.  Dako Garden is located in the Monde rural community where unemployment is high, as is the impact of HIV/AIDS on households.  Ntabengwe Garden is mostly operated by women impacted by HIV/AIDS in the Ntabengwe village.  Project members here have to carry water on their heads 1km to the garden which negatively impacts their ability to tend to the garden most effectively.

The gardens grow a variety of vegetables for personal consumption, whilst excess is sold to the community, as well as to shops in the local town, to generate revenue for these communities.

ALERT through our ACT division, with our partner Lion Encounter Zimbabwe provide equipment to work the land, seeds to grow and manpower to assist with the workload.


Milestones:

2012:  Through our volunteer program we have been able to provide assistance in managing the sale of excess produce.

2013:  Assisted in sourcing new distribution networks for the sale of excess produce, as well as improved matching of foodstuffs grown to customer needs.  Existing but broken irrigation systems at Dako Garden repaired and made functional again.  Toilets installed at Dako Garden. 

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