Zimbabwe: From Cow Dung to Electricity - Lives Change for Chiredzi Villagers

Now, a $4 million project co-funded by the UN Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility is working to end deforestation, and to make farmers in rural Chiredzi energy secure, both as a mitigatory and adaptive measure to climate change.

Titled "Scaling up Adaptation in Zimbabwe, with a focus on rural livelihoods" the four-year project is being implemented by Oxfam in partnership with Plan International, Southern Alliance for Indigenous Resources, University of Zimbabwe and Government across three districts vulnerable to climate change - Buhera, Chiredzi and Chimanimani.

Between November 2014 and October 2018, villagers are bent to action, in partnership with the development agencies, stepping up climate adaptation and mitigation actions such as switching to sustainable energy, reviving and climate proofing irrigation schemes and adopting drought-tolerant crops.

All Africa
Monday 12 March 2018