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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Zimbabwe

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

The Role of Young Entrepreneurs in the Transformation of Agriculture and Food Systems in Zimbabwe

This article describes the role of young entrepreneurs in the transformation of agriculture and food systems in Zimbabwe. The role was in response to Innovation Baraza, a novel initiative by Udugu Institute, and an emerging platform for entrepreneurs in Africa. Our featured idea recognized the need to focus on agriculture and food systems as well as energy access in order to redress poverty and hunger problems in Zimbabwe. Food security and energy access were the core components in the idea, which is premised on establishing linkages between agricultural and industrial development.

GEF - SGP Project : Biodiversity conservation through protection and sustainable use of wetlands in Gulathi and Ntunjambili villages under Ward 15 of Matobo District

Summary: The action seeks to promote conservation of biodiversity through protection and sustainable use of wetlands for improvement of livelihoods in Ward 15 of Matobo district in Matabeleland South province. The key environmental problems to be addressed by the project include the current wetlands depletion as a result of unsustainable utilization and land degradation in the area.

Community Gardens, Community Gains: Women and men working together in Zimbabwe

Small Summary: The Government of Zimbabwe invited the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to join them in supporting Dangarandove Cooperative – and 825 other community gardens like it across the country. In total, FAO provided seeds and fertilizers to 42,698 farmers (90% of whom were women).The project – run by the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, with the technical support of FAO and funding from the European Union - enabled the women farmers to expand, diversify and improve their crops.

Equator Initiative Case Study - Chibememe Earth Healing Association (CHIEHA)

The Chibememe Earth Healing Association (CHIEHA) is a community-based initiative centered on the small village of Chibememe, in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. Arising in response to habitat destruction and deforestation in the Zivambava Island forest and the Chibememe mainland forest, the organization’s work has been driven by the 17 households that make up Chibememe community.

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