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Food security: Conservation farming to improve yields and profits in Zimbabwe

A case study about an initiative that is bringing transformation to individuals and communities

2011 Available in English

Foundations for Farming (FfF) is an initiative aimed at bringing transformation to individuals, communities and nations through the faithful and productive use of the land. Conservation farming techniques are promoted, which conserve soil and water by using surface cover (mulch) to minimise runoff and erosion and improve the conditions for plant establishment and growth.

This case study explains that these methods are resulting in greater food security and enabling households to sell surplus crops to boost other areas of wellbeing such as children’s education.

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