Support to rural communities to mitigate the effects of El Niño and promote resilience to adverse climatic conditions

Lupane district in Matebeleland North, is an area particularly exposed to frequent irregular rainfall, floods and long periods of drought, and the prevalence of poverty is estimated at 92.9%. The 85% of households in the district have some form of livestock, but the numbers are declining because of sales needed to cope with food shortages. Lupane is therefore among the most affected districts in Zimbabwe by the phenomenon of El Niño, with an estimated 43% of families living in a context of food insecurity, caused primarily by severe drought conditions.


The project intervenes to improve the living conditions of 5,000 families (about 25,000 people), in particular for food and nutrition security of the most deprived communities. With the NGO Zimbabwean Lead – Linkages for Economic Advancement of the Disadvantaged, we want to promote the resilience of communities through modular integration of targeted and diversified interventions: the increase of water supply and rehabilitation of existing structures, the agronomic support and training. Community Based Asset Management (CABMs), will be created for each task and involved in all stages of the project cycle, to ensure its sustainability.