|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|
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.
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.
Special Relief Funds
Non Government Organizations (NGOs)
|Last Update||21 Jan 2021|