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Our Background

Formed in 1993, in response to the livelihoods challenges facing the poor rural communities and households in Zimbabwe and regionally. It now has extensive regional and international linkages

Our Vision

To ensure that the poorest of rural communities and other vulnerable groups, in particular women, children and the disabled, are food secure and free from hunger in Zimbabwe, SADC and Africa.

Our Mission

We seeks to achieve poverty alleviation and sustainable development of marginalized communities by building farmers and households livelihoods capacities through research, technology innovation, technology packaging and dissemination, policy advocacy and lobbying and knowledge management, through gender– sensitive and people centred approaches.

Our Vision

To ensure that the poorest of rural communities and other vulnerable groups, in particular women, children and the disabled, are food secure and free from hunger in Zimbabwe, SADC and Africa.

Our

Background

Formed in 1993, in response to the livelihoods challenges facing the poor rural communities and households in Zimbabwe and regionally. It now has extensive regional and international linkages

Our

Mission

We seeks to achieve poverty alleviation and sustainable development of marginalized communities by building farmers and households livelihoods capacities through research, technology innovation, technology packaging and dissemination, policy advocacy and lobbying and knowledge management, through gender– sensitive and people centred approaches.

Our Background

Formed in 1993, in response to the livelihoods challenges facing the poor rural communities and households in Zimbabwe and regionally. It now has extensive regional and international linkages

Our Vision

To ensure that the poorest of rural communities and other vulnerable groups, in particular women, children and the disabled, are food secure and free from hunger in Zimbabwe, SADC and Africa.

Our Mission

We seeks to achieve poverty alleviation and sustainable development of marginalized communities by building farmers and households livelihoods capacities through research, technology innovation, technology packaging and dissemination, policy advocacy and lobbying and knowledge management, through gender– sensitive and people centred approaches.

Our Goal

CTDO endeavours to create a development environment where poor and vulnerable communities access a mix of alternative solutions to improving livelihoods and food security. The livelihoods and food security matrix will involve agricultural, non agricultural, biodiversity and environmental based livelihoods options, presenting a plethora of options from which communities and households will choose

Our Values

  • commitment
  • transparency and accountability
  • integrity
  • proffessionalism
  • people centred development
  • community ownership
  • sustainability
  • synergy and partnerships
  • indigenous knowledge
  • equity, Equality and social justice
  • non-partisan
  • transparency and accountability
  • gender equity and equality
  • impact
  • excellence

Our Goal

CTDO endeavours to create a development environment where poor and vulnerable communities access a mix of alternative solutions to improving livelihoods and food security. The livelihoods and food security matrix will involve agricultural, non agricultural, biodiversity and environmental based livelihoods options, presenting a plethora of options from which communities and households will choose

Our Values

  • commitment
  • transparency and accountability
  • integrity
  • professionalism
  • people centered development
  • community ownership
  • sustainability
  • synergy and partnerships
  • indigenous knowledge
  • equity, Equality and social justice
  • non-partisan
  • transparency and accountability
  • gender equity and equality
  • impact
  • excellence

CTDO has realized that investing in water, sanitation and hygiene is not only about saving
human lives and dignity, it is a fundamental human right and a foundation for investment in
human development.

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Humanitarian Assistance

Over the last decade, Zimbabwe has experienced a number of unprecedented economic, environmental and political shocks and stresses. A sharp drop in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), hyper-inflation, industrialization, closure of industries, large scale lay-off of employees, and disruption of public service delivery, coupled with recurrent drought, floods and poor harvests, have contributed to chronic food shortages. Poverty, food insecurity,  

malnutrition,and environmental degradation are serious challenges in Zimbabwe, particularly in rural areas. Climate change has exacerbated the situation for families and heightened overall community vulnerability, and is predicted to have continuing and primarily negative effects throughout Zimbabwe. Over the last 10 years, food insecurity in Zimbabwe has ranged from 12% to 60% of food insecure population, with tremendous year-to-year variation.

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CTDO has realized that investing in water, sanitation and hygiene is not only about saving
human lives and dignity, it is a fundamental human right and a foundation for investment in
human development.

read more…

Humanitarian Assistance

Over the last decade, Zimbabwe has experienced a number of unprecedented economic, environmental and political shocks and stresses. A sharp drop in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), hyper-inflation, industrialization, closure of industries, large scale lay-off of employees, and disruption of public service delivery, coupled with recurrent drought, floods and poor harvests, have contributed to chronic food shortages. Poverty, food insecurity, malnutrition,and environmental degradation are serious challenges in Zimbabwe, particularly in rural areas. Climate change has exacerbated the situation for families and heightened overall community vulnerability, and is predicted to have continuing and primarily negative effects throughout Zimbabwe. Over the last 10 years, food insecurity in Zimbabwe has ranged from 12% to 60% of food insecure population, with tremendous year-to-year variation.

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Recent News

The MELANA project under the Food Security and Livelihoods programme has constructed 2 new seed banks in Nkayi and Umzingwane districts with 2 more still under construction in Bubi and Umguza districts.

multiplying small grains; selecting preferred climate resilient varieties; and enhancing preferred varieties. 

Small grains are critical in addressing Food and Nutrition security. One such crop is Finger Millet/Rapoko which we are promoting. The crop is high in iron and is believed to be of medicinal value

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consultative stakeholder workshop 

 Global rights workshop

Small grains  

Field day in UMP

conserving seeds of local crop varieties

Fattened beasts sold at Rukau Sales Pen

conserving seeds of local crop varieties

Fattened beasts sold at Rukau Sales Pen

Farmer Field School: Murehwa District

Farmer Field School: Murehwa District

Ms Pharaoh speaks on Plant Participatory Variety Selection 

Ms Pharaoh speaks on Plant Participatory Variety Selection 

Watch the video of Farmers in Murehwa talking about the work they are doing to repatriate materials from the Zimbabwe National Genebank ; multiplying small grains; selecting preferred climate resilient varieties; and enhancing preferred varieties. The project is being funded by International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource for Food and Agriculture

Watch the video of Farmers in Murehwa talking about the work they are doing to repatriate materials from the Zimbabwe National Genebank ; multiplying small grains; selecting preferred climate resilient varieties; and enhancing preferred varieties. The project is being funded by International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource for Food and Agriculture

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