Help through the lean season in rural Zimbabwe

Emergency Food Assistance
Zimbabwe
2021
Implementing Partner: DanChurchAid
Lead Member: The Primates World Relief and Development Fund
People Served: 18,000
Budget: $828,000
Timeline: January – April 2021

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is supporting DanChurchAid with a three-month food assistance project in Lupane district of Matabeleland North.

Drought, pests, disease and high food prices all mean that people in Lupane, a rural district, are facing high levels of hunger, and fewer livelihood opportunities due to the pandemic.

January to March is the peak of the lean season, when food prices are high and small-scale farmers have run low on food stores.

Through this project, three monthly baskets of maize meal, beans and oil are being provided to 3,600 households (approximately 18,000 people). 1,450 households with land and available labour will also receive a one-time distribution of sorghum and cowpea seed to help re-establish crop production livelihoods and ensure access to staple food when the project ends.

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