Towards Sustainable Farmer Representation Programme
Cooperative Development Organisation
Implementing Partners and Organisations
Period of Implementation
Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam
Type of Activity
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.