Zimbabwe - The Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Smallholder Farmers

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Jul 2009
Signature Date 09 Nov 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 27 Jul 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31163
Commitment U.A 651,856.49
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Smallholder Farmers Project is the Bank response to the Zimbabwe Government’s request for assistance to support vulnerable households affected by drought in the past seasons, internal displacement and cholera, to access agricultural inputs (seeds and fertilizers) in the coming 2009/2010 agricultural season. This emergency input assistance will provide inputs to 30,000 vulnerable households in the targeted communal areas to cultivate 15,000 ha of cereals and pulses. This will increase the current cereal production of the targeted farmers by 22,500mt of cereals and pulses at an estimated average yield of 1.5mt per ha.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of this emergency assistance is to complement efforts by Government and other donors to alleviate suffering of people affected by drought, conflict and cholera and to reduce food insecurity and dependence on food aid for 30,000 vulnerable households in the country.


The support targets 30,000 communal households in Hurungwe, Gokwe North and South districts of Zimbabwe with agricultural inputs: (fertilizers, cereals and pulses) and extension services.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Non Government Organizations (NGOs)


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-AAE-005
Last Update 07 Mar 2021


Contact Details

Name ODHIAMBO Walter
Email w.odhiambo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe