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Smallholder farmers boost their incomes thanks to mobile phones

A farmer shows her Eco-Farmer identification card.

01.06.2015 - 31.05.2019

Agricultural and financial services provided via mobile phone and public-private partnerships now have the potential to reach millions. Agri-Fin Mobile, a provider of agricultural and microfinanced services via mobile phone in Indonesia, Uganda and Zimbabwe, is expected to reach 280,000 smallholder farmers.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Global
Agricultural research and innovation systems
Agricultural production (incl. management of natural resources)
AGRICULTURE
AGRICULTURE
Agricultural research
Agricultural development

01.06.2015 - 31.05.2019


CHF 3'000'000



Protection of Orphans and Vulnerable children in Zimbabwe

01.07.2016 - 31.12.2020

The project aims at consolidating social protection in Zimbabwe in order to reduce widespread household poverty, provide basic needs, care and support to the most vulnerable children, especially those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS. In the context of continued political instability and economic collapse in Zimbabwe, SDC will continue to engage through the multi-donor trust fund “Child Protection Fund” managed by UNICEF.


Strengthening institutional capacity for treatment and care for HIV/AIDS patients

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2019

Swiss Aids Care International (SACI) runs a nurse led family centred clinic in Harare that offers comprehensive treatment, care and support of high quality to poor people infected by HIV. SACI trains nurses to take over clinical tasks previously reserved to doctors only to address the huge shortage on health services in Zimbabwe. SACI also develops and applies an efficient electronic medical record system. A recent external review rated SACI as a centre of excellence.


Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund (ZimRef)

01.12.2015 - 31.12.2019

The Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund is a multi-donor trust fund that supports the Government of Zimbabwe in its reconstruction and development efforts in particular by strengthening the Zimbabwean public finance management and accountability system for improved service delivery, including in the health sector. The fund, with its management mechanism, is currently a key instrument of dialogue and experience sharing between the donors and the Government of Zimbabwe.


Rehabilitation of Small Irrigation Schemes

15.12.2014 - 31.12.2018

The project aims at improving income, food and nutrition security of smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. This will be done through the rehabilitation of small-scale irrigation schemes[1] and linking them to viable markets. SDC will contribute to a programme developed and coordinated by FAO and the Government of Zimbabwe, and will focus its support to the Masvingo Province which lies in the dry and arid region of the country.

[1] For the purposes of this programme, small irrigation schemes are defined as communal schemes with irrigators having an average plot size of 0.5ha to 1.0 ha with a common water source and conveyance system and an area of 50 – 100 ha i.e. benefiting an average of 100 – 200 irrigators. 

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