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50 000 households benefit from resilience building programme

50 000 households benefit from resilience building programme
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The overarching objective of the programme was to increase absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacities of the targeted rural communities by building resilience of the individuals, households and communities as well as protecting development gains and achieving improved well-being in time of shocks and stresses in a sustainable manner.“The goal of the programme is to protect development gains and achieve improved well-being outcomes in the face of shocks and stresses through a set of interrelated activities,” said Mr Mabenge.“I believe that the relevant line Ministries and communities at large will continue using these physical assets and knowledge to bounce back when affected by shocks and stresses.” Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Richard Moyo who was guest of honour at the hand-over of the projects, said ZRBF-ZVA is a long-term sustainable development programme, is contributing to increased capacity of communities to adopt and adapt to the recurrent shocks and stresses, enabling them to contribute to the socio-economic development of Zimbabwe in line with the National Development Strategy (NDS1).

Minister Moyo officiating at handover of resilience project in Binga Leonard Ncube in Victoria Falls MORE than 50 000 households in Binga, Kariba and Mbire districts have benefitted from a resilience building programme meant to address food insecurity and poverty.Six years ago Action Aid and partners Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association, Afro Soft Holdings, Africa Breeders Services Total Cattle Management with support from the Government started a resilience building programme called Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund-Zambezi Valley Association (ZRBF-ZVA) targeting 45 105 households in the three drought prone districts.

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