Lead Organization

DanChurchAid (DCA)

Consortium Members

Institute for Rural Technologies (IRT), Organisation of Rural Technologies, Techno serve, Community based organisations, ProAfrica Community based organisations, CyVAT, Community Capacity, Building Initiative for CCBICA , Future of Hope Foundation (FoHF) , Midlands State University (MSU), HWA

Project Life

July 2017 to July 2020

Target areas and population

Districts: Matobo, Insiza and Lupane (57 wards)
Households targeted: 31 455 

Overall Objective

The aim of this project is to build capacity for resilience through four strategic interventions, which are:

  1. Strengthened local disaster risk management systems
  2. Increased diversified agricultural production, 
  3. Improved market linkages and asset accumulation, 
  4. Supportive enabling environment for resilience.
Specific objectives activities

Sizimele initiative  aims  at achieving the four major outcomes namely;

  • Communities in 57 wards have access to information for decision making on weather related shocks and relevant programmes
  • Improved crop and livestock asset base and productivity
  • Strengthened and diversified livelihoods and incomes for local economic development of 31,455 households
  • Integration of resilience models & new knowledge in national programmes, private sector and other local partners.
  • Livestock production
  • Crop production
  • District level processing centres
  • Small livestock/cattle finishing posts
  • Private sector engangement
  • Climate adaptation
  • Insurance and productive assets early warning system
  • Linkages with MFIs, Banks, Impact Investors, Cattle Banking, Risk insurance. 


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