Mhlotshana community is a member to western cluster of ZIMSOFF (Zimbabwe Smallholder Oganic Farmers’ Forum). This community was formed in 2002 in a resettlement area.
Community members runs a 0,3 ha nutritional garden with 30 families directly participating in the project. Each household has a small portion in which they grow traditional vegetables like pumpkins, tomatoes and rapes. The project has improved the livelihood of local villagers as they use the vegetables mainly for subsistence. The community not only does conservation farming, but also fishing, hunting and livestock. The Slow Food gardens project is helping the community to increase crops production so that families can sell the surplus and have a source of income.
Who is ZIMSOFF
ZiMSOFF main goal is to improve the livehoods of the small scale farmers and empower communities to defend their rights to resources.
Mambo village, Bubi district, Matabeleland Nord