Protecting crops with affordable local fencing

The smallholders in Murehwa are looking forward to a bumper harvest. The local Agricultural Officer recently joined them for a tour of their fields and was impressed at both the health of their crops and the innovative ways they have used local resources as affordable substitutes for otherwise expensive materials, such as grass fencing to prevent damage caused by stray animals.

Local small-holders visit a member's onion field

In order to show neighbouring communities the potential such a simple project offers for empowering families who are otherwise trapped in poverty, the group is planning a field day later in the year. They will invite local, district and provincial representatives to come and see their work.

This event will also enable SEED's Community Development Workers to demonstrate to the sometimes wary political leadership the good work that SEED continues to do in the area.

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