community technology development Organisation

policy and advocacy

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food security

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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
  • 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

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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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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consultative stakeholder workshop 

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 Global rights workshop

farmers in murehwa

Small grains  

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threat to the country’s food security

CTDO held a consultative stakeholder workshop on Improving Food and Nutrition Security through research, policy and agricultural innovation in Zimbabwe on the 

We co-hosted the Global rights workshop on Agro-biodiversity with Oxfam in Zimbabwe and participants came from from Asia (Laos, Cambodia, China, Vietnam and Nepal) Latin- America (Glatamala and Peru)…

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

Zimbabwean farmers’ dependence on maize is a threat to the country’s food security in a warming world. One group is trying to promote hardy indigenous grains suited to dry conditions as a solution.

May 14, 2018

April 24, 2018

April 13, 2018

Aptril 3, 2018

reaching out to more than 700 000 households through our collective development interventions
since 1993

Our Programmes

Our Programmes

the program interventions strives to alleviate hunger and malnutrition among communities through enhanced access to appropriate agricultural technologies, farmer innovations, local knowledge systems and natural resources management in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way. while our interventions encompass a wide range of activities, all are customized to meet the strategic gender needs of each community.

works with and supports resource-poor communities in the conservation, management and promotion of crop genetic diversity at local levels to ensure human well- being and poverty alleviation through increades seed and food security. carries out research and analyses fundamental rural development aspects such as climate change, poverty, food security, equity, economic growth, health, trade and provide options to address the root causes of agricultural biodiversity loss, hunger and poverty

the program is driven by the desire to influence pro-poor national, regional and international policy and legislative frameworks. the unit researches and analyses local, regional and international policies affecting poor communities in developing countries, to help influence policy changes that take into account the needs of the poor.

aims to reduce community vulnerability to the affects of climate change and land degradation and enhance their adaptive capacities through natural resource management through conservation, sustainable use of under utilized plants, value addition and market linkages in a way that protects and safeguards the environment and natural resources for both present and future generations. strategic interventions use the rights based approach, gender equity and inclusive policies.

the program interventions strives to alleviate hunger and malnutrition among communities through enhanced access to appropriate agricultural technologies, farmer innovations, local knowledge systems and natural resources management in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way. while our interventions encompass a wide range of activities, all are customized to meet the strategic gender needs of each community.

works with and supports resource-poor communities in the conservation, management and promotion of crop genetic diversity at local levels to ensure human well- being and poverty alleviation through increades seed and food security. carries out research and analyses fundamental rural development aspects such as climate change, poverty, food security, equity, economic growth, health, trade and provide options to address the root causes of agricultural biodiversity loss, hunger and poverty

aims to reduce community vulnerability to the affects of climate change and land degradation and enhance their adaptive capacities through natural resource management through conservation, sustainable use of under utilized plants, value addition and market linkages in a way that protects and safeguards the environment and natural resources for both present and future generations. strategic interventions use the rights based approach, gender equity and inclusive policies.

the program is driven by the desire to influence pro-poor national, regional and international policy and legislative frameworks. the unit researches and analyses local, regional and international policies affecting poor communities in developing countries, to help influence policy changes that take into account the needs of the poor.

the program interventions strives to alleviate hunger and malnutrition among communities through enhanced access to appropriate agricultural technologies, farmer innovations, local knowledge systems and natural resources management in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way. while our interventions encompass a wide range of activities, all are customized to meet the strategic gender needs of each community.

works with and supports resource-poor communities in the conservation, management and promotion of crop genetic diversity at local levels to ensure human well- being and poverty alleviation through increades seed and food security. carries out research and analyses fundamental rural development aspects such as climate change, poverty, food security, equity, economic growth, health, trade and provide options to address the root causes of agricultural biodiversity loss, hunger and poverty

the program is driven by the desire to influence pro-poor national, regional and international policy and legislative frameworks. the unit researches and analyses local, regional and international policies affecting poor communities in developing countries, to help influence policy changes that take into account the needs of the poor.

aims to reduce community vulnerability to the affects of climate change and land degradation and enhance their adaptive capacities through natural resource management through conservation, sustainable use of under utilized plants, value addition and market linkages in a way that protects and safeguards the environment and natural resources for both present and future generations. strategic interventions use the rights based approach, gender equity and inclusive policies.

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