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Zimbabwe Receives $11m Boost for Beef, Dairy

31 July 2019

ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder beef and dairy farmers are benefiting from a US$11 million five-year USAID-funded programme which is targeting to boost milk yields and improve livelihoods.

The Feed the Future Zimbabwe Livestock Development Programme is being implemented in six districts in Manicaland, Midlands and Matabeleland South.

This development programme is providing technical assistance to farmers to better their animal husbandry practices and livelihoods.

"We are reaching out to 1,800 beef and 1,200 dairy farmers to help improve output outputs and livelihoods," said Emelda Takaona, communications specialist for Feed the Future Zimbabwe Livestock Development Programme.

"We want to improve their incomes, food and nutritional security. This is a key component of our targets to fight hunger and poverty among rural communities."

Farmers in Umzingwane, Chirumanzu, Gokwe South are benefiting from technical expertise, training and extension services supported by the programme.

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Source: AllAfrica.com

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