Stabilizing Food Security and Enhancing Livelihoods in Zimbabwe (2011-2015)

Implemented in partnership with the Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF), this project used an integrated approach that targeted vulnerable rural households in four districts of Manicaland and Matabeleland South. The project responded to the acute needs of vulnerable households through short-term input support interventions, while simultaneously addressing the chronic nature of food and livelihoods insecurity by […]

Mai Kora mai Gwama coming for meeting


She got it right on the first attempt

Mrs Rudo Ngorima of ward 3 in Goko is all smiles as she explains how she got into conservation agriculture (CA). She has nothing but praise for this programme initiated by SAFIRE which she says was her ticket out of poverty. A mother of six, one boy and five girls, Mrs Ngorima decided to venture […]

Conservation agriculture changing lives: Matobo

59 year old Orpha Ncube of Ratanyana village in Matobo ward 4 has been working with SAFIRE since 2011 and her life has never been the same because of conservation agriculture (CA). She has a 1ha plot which she has divided into 4 (2 plots for maize and 2 plots for sorghum) where she says […]


Mr Sale and his wife receiving the first prize of a wheelbarrow and maize seed

Food insecurity a thing of the past for Sale

Mr Nomiyasi Sale popularly known as ‘Sero’ has been involved in SAFIRE projects since 2012 and since then he has scooped first prize during field days three times. In 2012, he got the second prize then first prize in 2013 and in 2014, he scooped the first prize for his 4 acre field and another […]

‘Yes I can with indigenous vegetables’

Indigenous vegetables have been integral to household diets for millennia because they are indispensable sources of nutrition. They are reported to do better than cultivated species in areas with low or unreliable rainfall, which is common in many parts of southern Africa. Indigenous vegetable consumption is common in rural households, though not confined to them, […]