United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

ZIMBABWE PFUMVUDZA PROGRAMME

MINISTRY OF LANDS, AGRICULTURE, FISHERIESM WATER AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (
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    Description
    Description

    The programme supports over 1.6 million vulnerable households for maize, sunflower, small grains, soya beans production. Maize production is supported with a standardized input package of 3kg seed and 50kg basal and 50kg top dressing fertilisers. This package is enough to cover a 0.125 ha plot and beneficiaries are expected to fully and religiously adopt Conservation Agriculture Principles (CA) as a way to show the programme's support to climate. These plots will be coined Nzarayapera/Pfumvudza/Intensive Production Plot. This Government identified that the programme however requires a robust and a well-capacitated extension provision system for technical backstopping, tracking and monitoring. Each extension has been given a target of 350 households to train, track and monitor the adoption of CA. For a farmer to become a beneficiary, all the necessary preparatory activities such as holing out, mulching,etc. should form the criteria. Seeds and fertilizers distributed by the Government should be availed and distributed in time. Farmers are encouraged to use composite and manure so as to reduce the fertilizer requirements to 25 kg and allow the balance to be applied to soyabeans and sunflowers in high and low potential areas respectively.

    Expected Impact

    By incorporating conservation agriculture practices, a 0.125 ha plot can produce over 625 kg, up to 1500kg of maize grain. An average household of 5 people will require 550kg/year (at 110kg/capita/year). Each household is expected to deliver at least 75kg contribution to the Strategic Grain Reserve, the 75Kg contribution should unlock package for the next season. At yield level of at least 625kg/plot/household, the total production from 1.6 million households would be 1 000 000 MT and added to production from the commercial input programme (1 090 000 MT). The input support programmes are expected to guarantee the production of 2,090,000 MT against a 2 million national requirement.

    Partners

    Private sector, Development partners

    Goal 2

    End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

    Goal 2

    2.1

    By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round

    2.1.1

    Prevalence of undernourishment

    2.1.2

    Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)

    2.2

    By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons

    2.2.1

    Prevalence of stunting (height for age <-2 standard deviation from the median of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age

    2.2.2

    Prevalence of malnutrition (weight for height >+2 or <-2 standard deviation from the median of the WHO Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age, by type (wasting and overweight)

    2.2.3

    Prevalence of anaemia in women aged 15 to 49 years, by pregnancy status (percentage)

    2.3

    By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
    2.3.1

    Volume of production per labour unit by classes of farming/pastoral/forestry enterprise size

    2.3.2

    Average income of small-scale food producers, by sex and indigenous status

    2.4

    By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

    2.4.1

    Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture

    2.5

    By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed

    2.5.1

    Number of (a) plant and (b) animal genetic resources for food and agriculture secured in either medium- or long-term conservation facilities

    2.5.2

    Proportion of local breeds classified as being at risk of extinction

    2.a

    Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries
    2.a.1

    The agriculture orientation index for government expenditures

    2.a.2

    Total official flows (official development assistance plus other official flows) to the agriculture sector

    2.b

    Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round

    2.b.1

    Agricultural export subsidies

    2.c

    Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility

    2.c.1

    Indicator of food price anomalies

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    Mechanisation of Conservation Agriculture (Pfumvudza)
    Staff / Technical expertise
    Continous training of extension staff of emerging technologies
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    MINISTRY OF LANDS, AGRICULTURE, FISHERIESM WATER AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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    Region
    1. Africa
    Other beneficiaries

    Small holder farmers

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    Zimbabwe
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