SNV’s ENSURE project was recently featured in a News Day article written by USAID Zimbabwe's Development Outreach and Communications Specialist, Doreen Hove.
The article highlights the World Food Program’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) program, which connects smallholder farmers to markets, giving them an opportunity to grow their businesses and improve their lives and those of their entire communities. In the project, SNV provided support across the entire value chain – from production to post-harvest, business skills and access to seed.
In Zimbabwe, SNV implements the USAID-funded Title II Development Food Assistance Program, Enhancing Nutrition, Stepping Up Resiliency and Enterprise (ENSURE) project in a consortium with World Vision, Inc. (WVUS), Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), Southern Alliance for Indigenous Resources (SAFIRE), and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
The ENSURE project has been implemented since July 2013 with the overall goal to achieve improved food, income, and nutrition security of communities in six districts clustered in two semi-arid provinces: Masvingo (Bikita, Chivi and Zaka) and Manicaland (Buhera, Chipinge and Chimanimani).
Click here to read Doreen’s full article, “Former aid recipients become aid providers”.