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August 7, 2017

OFFICIAL OPENING OF CHIMUKOKO COMMUNITY SEED BANK IN MUDZI DISTRICT – 7th September 2017

OFFICIAL OPENING OF CHIMUKOKO COMMUNITY SEED BANK IN MUDZI DISTRICT Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT)  is pleased to announce the official opening of one of its newly constructed Community Seed Banks in Mudzi District on Thursday 7th September 2017 at Chimukoko Business Centre in Mudzi.  The seed bank will be officially opened by Farah Karimi, […]

August 7, 2017

THE LAUNCH OF CHAMPION FARMER SEEDS CO-OP – 8 SEPTEMBER 2017

  THE LAUNCH OF CHAMPION FARMER SEEDS CO-OP – 8 SEPTEMBER 2017 Community Technology Development Organisation is proud to announce the launch of its newly formed seed company ‘CHAMPION FARMER SEEDS CO-OP’ on Friday 8th of September 2017 at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Exhibition Park, Nelson Mandela Hall, Samora Machel Avenue West, Harare from 0930 […]

April 28, 2017

CTDO SUPPORTING FARMERS IN ON-FARM SEED PRODUCTION

From 3 to 7 April 2017, CTDO and PELUM Zimbabwe trained smallholder farmers on seed management and conservation modalities. Below is the report from the training conducted together with the Seed Production manual given to the farmers.  

December 13, 2016

SMALL GRAIN WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

Community Technology Development Organisation (formerly Community Technology Development Trust – CTDT) together with Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) and Zimbabwe Agricultural Show Society (ZAS) co-hosted a workshop entitled “Small Grains Enhancing Zimbabwe’s Food and Nutrition Security.”   The aim of the workshop was to create awareness among policy makers, business community, agriculturalists and the […]

October 4, 2016

NGO scales up community seed banks construction

Sifelani Tsiko Syndication Writer A local NGO is scaling up the construction of community seed banks in various rural districts to conserve local crop breeds and varieties critical for the survival of the country’s indigenous food crop resources.Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT) director, Andrew Mushita, told Zimpapers Syndication that his organisation is now building four more […]

October 2, 2016

Indigenous foods fight back

Sifelani Tsiko When you think of food, indigenous vegetables such as tsunga, nyevhe, mutsine, derere rebupwe and wholesome small grain (sorghum, pearl and finger millet), and other hard-to-come-by locally grown foods, you will instantly connect it with the Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe, a rural district in northeastern Zimbabwe. Smallholder farmers at Chibika, a ward in UMP have, in […]

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