Lead Organization


Consortium Members

Lutheran Development Services (LDS), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics(ICRISAT) , Local Initiatives for Development Agency (LID)

Project Life

October 2017 to October 2020

Target areas and population

Districts: Zvishavane and Mberengwa (50 wards)
Households targeted: 31 000 

Overall Objective

ECRIMS envisions the increased resilience of households and inclusive market systems in at risk communities in Mberengwa and Zvishavane. 

Specific objectives activities
  • Household and community capacities and assets built to deal with economic and climate related shocks and stresses
  • Relevant value chains are profitable and able to withstand shocks and stresses
  • Improved responsiveness of market ecosystems to the needs of at risk communities.
  • Livestock production
  • Crop production and apiculture.
  • Private sector engagement/market linkages
  • Climate adaptation
  • Early warning system
  • Village Savings and Lending Association (VSLA)
  • Commodity groups, Linking VSLAs


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