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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.
CTDO has moved from a single funding partner to multiple donors and consortium programming approach. In 2020, CTDO was operating in eighteen districts of Zimbabwe and is working with over 300 000 households

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Guiding our actions, decisions, and interactions, while embodying the unwavering commitment we have towards our mission and values.

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Our Mission

CTDO seeks to promote participatory research, technology, and innovation systems and to advocate for policies that alleviate poverty, food, and nutrition insecurity of marginalized communities

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Our Vision

Communities free of hunger, malnutrition, poverty and injustice in Zimbabwe, SADC, Africa, and the whole world.

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Our Ambition

A leading organization 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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Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Mutual synergies and partnerships
  • Teamwork
  • Respect for indigenous knowledge
  • Equity, equality, and social justice
  • Gender Sensitivity
  • Sustainability