Zimbabwe

Overview

Despite its rich natural resources, Zimbabwe’s economy has been in steep decline during the past decade. Unemployment is estimated to be as high as 95 percent, and about 1.7 million Zimbabweans lack ready, reliable access to food.

But the country is taking steps toward a brighter future. TechnoServe is working with entrepreneurial men and women in Zimbabwe to capitalize on this momentum and promote sustainable development. By assisting medium-sized agricultural businesses, we hope to create new jobs and income opportunities for small-scale farmers, demonstrating a new way forward for Zimbabwe’s agriculture industry.

Impact

Since its establishment in 2010, TechnoServe Zimbabwe has transformed lives of more than 7,700 small scale farmers and rural families by increasing their household incomes and creating employment through agri-businesses taking part in the Agro Initiative Zimbabwe programme. The 12 businesses, currently working with TechnoServe, are projected to realize incremental revenue of up to $13.5 million, creating 242 jobs with a downstream effect on 70,000 small scale farmers/rural communities having access to markets, information and technology in three years.

On The Ground

Contact

TechnoServe Zimbabwe

3 Rowland Square
Milton Park
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: +263 772 158 323

Luke Potter

Country Director
lpotter@tns.org

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