Projects and Programs
In 2015 ZFU partnered Econet to offer small holder farmers crop insurance, livestock & farming tips, Funeral cover and subscriptions to the Zimbabwe Farmers Union’s smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. The Union also partnered with Mercy Corps an organization that offers expertise in Information Communication Technology in Agriculture
The Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) will be implementing a project titled ‘Inclusive Policy Dialogue for Social Development’ (IPDSD) in three provinces of Zimbabwe. The project [IPDSD] is funded by the European Union (EU). The project will run for 24 months from January 2016 to December 2017
Livestock plays a very important role in the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The contribution of livestock to livelihoods and food security in the smallholder sector is evidenced by the fact that approximately 55% of the households in the communal areas own cattle, more than 70% of goats and over 80% have chickens.
The Fit for Life Project is a developmental Educational project that strives to provide a second chance education opportunity to children between 15 and 18 years who did not complete Primary education.The project aims at improving the livelihoods of at least 31.000 rural children
Promotion of the adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) by smallholder farmers through farmer managed demonstration plots and CA clubs.50 School-based Young Farmers Clubs (YFCs) Demo Plots + 40 Community Demo plots supported – working with farmers from community (4000 farmers organised into CA Clubs)
The Zimbabwe Farmers Union together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Harare Institute of Technology and, Hypercube launched the Young Farmers Innovation Lab Project meant to innovatively develop and nurture entrepreneurship abilities among young farmers in Zimbabwe.