A leading organisation on agricultural biodiversity conservation and sustainable use contributing to food and nutrition security for all in a fair and just environment

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About Us

Empowering Communities for Conservation and Sustainable Development

promotes integrated agrobiodiversity management, environmental management, food and seed security, water and sanitation and policy and advocacy programmes with the objective to promote sustainable livelihoods. The organization aims to contribute to increased household food production and food security through gender sensitive and social inclusion of household marginality emanating from HIV and AIDS, disability and climate change induced shocks
CTDO strongly believes that sustainable management and use of agro-biodiversity and increased agricultural productivity require an integrated approach, and to this end focuses on bringing farmers and their representative unions, researchers and agricultural extensionists, consumers, policy makers and all other relevant stakeholders together for an integrated approach to its work programmes.

Our Programmes

We reach out to over 500 000 people in Zimbabwe annually, particularly the most vulnerable in the target communities.

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Food Security

The objective is to increase household food security among the communities. CTDO supports the development of appropriate agricultural technologies, farmer innovations, local knowledge systems and sustainable natural resources utilization.

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The focus is to enable farmers to own, control, manage and benefit from the agro-diversity at local, national and internationals level through supporting conservation, restoration, recuperation and enhancement of plant genetic resources.

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The thrust is to reduce community vulnerability to the effects of climate change and land degradation and enhance their adaptive capacities through natural resources management and value-addition.

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Policy and advocacy

The aim is to influence policy on biodiversity and trade in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa and beyond through policy engagement, formulation, implementation and capacity building of relevant stakeholders.

Our Work

We implement various projects through our four programme pillars – Food Security and Livelihoods, Agricultural Biodiversity, Environmental Management and Climate Change and Policy and Advocacy.

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Our Events

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