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RWA Zimbabwe:Empowering Women and Ensuring Food Security: RWA Zimbabwe Sisters Thrive with Agroecological Practices

Ongoing food security and livelihoods projects in Makoni District implemented by RWA Zimbabwe have been encouraging women to diversify their livelihoods, and the results have been truly inspiring. One example comes from Sharara in Makoni District, where a remarkable woman is leading the way in agroecological practices. She has embraced indigenous chicken farming as a means of generating income and securing her family’s future.

As a mother of three children with disabilities, she has successfully established her own indigenous chicken farm with more than 100 birds. Her journey into poultry farming began with the support and guidance provided by the Food Security and Livelihoods project. Through low-cost irrigation schemes sisters are not only adapting to the challenges posed by climate change but are also thriving in the face of adversity.

Agroecological practices emphasise sustainable and environmentally friendly farming methods, promoting biodiversity and resilience. In Mrs. [Name]’s case, indigenous chicken farming aligns perfectly with these principles, contributing to both ecological balance and economic stability. The benefits of her venture extend beyond financial gains. By cultivating indigenous chicken breeds, she is not only preserving local biodiversity but also producing healthier and more resilient poultry. The income generated from indigenous chicken farming has become a lifeline for her and her family, especially considering the unique challenges posed by caring for children with disabilities. Her success story is just one of many emerging from the RWA Zimbabwe Sisters. As we witness the positive impact of agroecological practices, we are inspired to continue our collective journey towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

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