Welcome to the SIMBA project
This site will keep you up to date with the SIMBA project which is funded by the European Union and implemented by Welthungerhilfe and Agricultural Partnership Trust in Gokwe South.
SIMBA stands for Sustainable Intensification of Market Based Agriculture and means "Power" in the native Shona language.
The project targets a total of 11000 farmer households and concentrates on production of agricultural products and marketing of surplus.
The project started in 2013 and runs for four years until 2017.
For further up-to-date information, please see the monthly reports here.
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|Funded by the European Union||Implemented by Welthungerhilfe||Implemented by APT|
Garden shows were held in Gokwe South. Read more about it here
Solar kit was installed to power water pumping in Chisina 1.
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During the 2015/2016 season the rainfall in Zimbabwe was very low and erratic due to the El Nino phenomenon.
Despite this, farmers who practiced Conservation Farming (CF) and made better use of the available water were able to achieve relatively good maize yields.
The granaries are currently being filled in anticipation of the lean period in December/January. Up to date over 220 tons of grain have been banked in the Njelele wards of Gokwe South – each family has banked about 500 kg.
The farmers are delighted and know that they have enough food stuff to tat them to the next season and even excess to bring to the market when prices are more favorable.