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Towards Sustainable Farmer Representation Programme

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Zimbabwe Farmers Union - ZFU

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Africa: Zimbabwe


$ 664,650
€ 633 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue, Legal and Regulatory framework, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits

Project Objectives

The ZFU is a registered corporate body under the Farmer Licensing and Levy Act (Chapter 18:10). The merger between the ZNFU and NFAZ has had the effect of uniting erstwhile communal farmers who relied on agricultural activities for subsistence, and the small scale commercial farmers who had secured tenure on relatively but more productive land to engage in agriculture for marketing and income generating activities. The merger has made ZFU the single national representation of more than 90% of the farmers in the country. Secondly, it imparted the thrust of commercial agriculture into the mainstay of farming activities.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Food Security, Inequalities