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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Agricultural production and market systems» in Zimbabwe

Living conditions in Zimbabwe are precarious. Unemployment is high and food is scarce, particularly in rural areas. HEKS and its partner organizations are assisting people in improving their livelihoods. The aim is to enhance food security and lower unemployment by promoting the cultivation of food crops and ornamental plants, providing ongoing vocational training and improving access to water. HEKS/EPER began conflict transformation work in 2015 so as to counter the prevailing violence and injustice. The outcomes of these latest measures will become perceptible only in the medium-to-long term. 

HEKS/EPER in Zimbabwe

Facts

In 2017 HEKS/EPER provided emergency aid for about 7500 people after flooding.

Over 10000 people obtained access to clean water.

 

HEKS/EPER is active primarily in rural areas, where prosperity and quality of life for the poorest are closely bound up with properly functioning agriculture. This is often not the case, however, as depleted soil, poor transport routes or lacking know-how hamper profitable agricultural production. HEKS/EPER helps people engage in profitable and ecological agriculture. This calls for sustainable production techniques and a great diversity of products so as to be able to react to environmental risks and market changes. In order that produce can be marketed successfully, HEKS/EPER enhances smallholders' knowledge of the market and militates for market systems in which smallholders are able to survive. In so doing HEKS/EPER mediates between producing, processing and subcontracting enterprises.