Mulch and Seed Banks: Conservation Farming in Zimbabwe
November 16, 2015
Location: Nkayi District, Matebeleland North
Launched in 2006, a conservation farming project has transformed hundreds of farmers’ lives in Zimbabwe’s Nkayi District. Once food-aid beneficiaries, these farmers now produce enough maize to cover family needs, with some producing an excess for sale. Farmers produce their own maize seed each year, which are made available to others through the community seed banks they have formed.