The Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) supported St Peters village fodder farmers in peri-urban Bulawayo are expecting a bumper harvest from their fodder which is expected to be harvested before end of December 2022.
MIHR with support from the New Zealand High Commission is implementing a climate resilience building programme which empowers poor peri-urban peasant farmers, especially women, to farm fodder and also be actively engaged in local environment management activities. The fodder, once harvested and bailed, will be sold and some will be fed to the peasant farmers’ goats, thus improving small livestock productivity.
MIHR has already secured the market for the first harvested fodder.
The project has also seen the peasant farmers being actively involved in combating veld fires, illegal gravel extraction and indiscriminate solid waste disposal as they now understand the importance of environmental stewardship for climate resilience.