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Zimbabwe  – Zaka, Gutu and Masvingo districts in Masvingo Province
The target area of this project (Zaka district, Masvingo Province, in  Zimbabwe), is typical of the food insecure ‘communal areas’ where chronic seed security problems persist. Community consultations conducted during the SAMP Inception Phase found that approximately 90% of households can be termed “seed insecure”, that is, they are not able to obtain (through growing or purchase) quality seed when they need it and at a price they can afford. Instead, they have over the years relied on either seed ‘relief’ programmes or ‘retained’ seed from their own production which is often sub-standard. SDC has been working on multi-sectoral projects for a number of years in Zaka