Archive for December 2013

Gender and Women's Empowerment Inception Report Draft

16 December 2013 GRM International has completed the first phase of the project (SAMP 1) and is now looking to consolidate and expand for SAMP 2. In line with SDC policies on gender equality and women empowerment, SAMP 2 will mainstream gender throughout the project. The gender mainstreaming process will be guided by the SDC Gender in Practice Toolkit. The starting point will be a gender analysis which is essential to understand the gender gaps within the project, the communities and all the stakeholders. This will help to assess the different needs, responsibilities, opportunities ...

SAMP Phase II – Niche Crops Report

16 December 2013 A key focus area for SAMP II is the promotion of Conservation Agriculture (CA), and multi-purpose legume crops, which are critical for the farming systems in the target areas as they can provide an important source of human and animal protein as well soil enriching properties. This study aims to identify the types of crops and varieties which are suitable for smallholder farmers in the target areas in Zimbabwe which could be considered ‘multi-purpose’ niche crops, and to map out a strategy for their introduction, promotion and integration into the smallholder ...

Market Strategy Development for SAMP II – Gutu/ Masvingo /Zaka

16 December 2013 The second phase of the Seeds and Markets Project (SAMP II) has the mandate to develop markets for the target farmers in the three districts of Masvingo Province (Gutu, Masvingo, Zaka) to the extent that by the end of the two year program, sales volumes ...