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1. Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre (FPC)
Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre (FPC) is registered under the Zimbabwe Institute of Permaculture (ZIP) as a Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO number 12/92), and is governed by a Board of trustees. Fambidzanai has been at the forefront of development organizations promoting food security through sustainable land use management (Permaculture) in Zimbabwe. It is the pioneer of this noble cause in Zimbabwe and is one of the oldest Permaculture training institutions in Africa, hence it has rightfully earned the acronym ‘centre’. Since its inception the centre has paved the path for food and income security through sustainable land use management. Its development intervention is characterized by skills training in sustainable agricultural methodologies, demonstrating the ecological and economical viability of Permaculture and organic farming as well as the creation, enhancement and facilitation of market opportunities for farmers’ organic produce.
Email: lewis@fambidzanai.org.zw
2. Towards Sustainable Use of Resources Organisations (TSURO) Trust
Towards Use of Resources Organisation (TSURO) Trust is a Zimbabwean community-based organization operating in the eastern district of Chimanimani. TSURO aims at empowering the communities of Chimanimani District to improve their livelihoods and relationships through programmes in the areas of sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and community health, agro-processing and marketing. In this effort, the TSURO Trust and the TSURO DzeChimanimani Association will work with traditional leaders and all stakeholders who share the aim of alleviating poverty and reducing dependency of rural people.Towards Use of Resources Organisation (TSURO) Trust is a Zimbabwean community-based organization operating in the eastern district of Chimanimani. TSURO aims at empowering the communities of Chimanimani District to improve their livelihoods and relationships through programmes in the areas of sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and community health, agro-processing and marketing. In this effort, the TSURO Trust and the TSURO DzeChimanimani Association will work with traditional leaders and all stakeholders who share the aim of alleviating poverty and reducing dependency of rural people.
Email: info@tsuro-chimanimani.org.zw / bmuchini@iwayafrica.co.zw
Website: tsuro-chimanimani.org.zw
3. Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust (CELUCT)
Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust (CELUCT) is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) not for profit and registered by a deed of Trust with the Registrar General. CELUCT focuses on sustainable development and community peace building through sustainable agriculture practices and bottom up peace processes. CELUCT targets Smallholder farmer groups, traditional and district leadership, women, children, youths, ward and village development committees, poor families, minority groups and other marginalised community groups.
Email: celuct@zol.co.zw
4. Participatory Organic Research Extension and Trust (PORET)
PORET is a Community Based Organisation dedicated to improve the living conditions of the people of Manicaland in Zimbabwe. PORET operates in three wards of Chimanimani district, namely:  Mhandarume, Chakohwa and Rupise. PORET started in 1996 when the Piti family settled in Jinga village. The Piti family developed their land with tree nurseries, orchard and gardening and implemented permaculture practices. Many local farmers got herbs, vegetables, sugar cane, nurseries and fruits from the Piti family and desired to learn how to implement these practices in their own fields. Mr Piti then started bringing farmers together and trained them on Permaculture and sustainable ways of addressing hunger, malnutrition and poverty. In 2006 PORET got registered as a trust and the Chaseyama Permaculture Club was formed in 2009 with 32 farmers. Today PORET is operating in three wards with 22 villages with a membership of 216 farmers who are practicing Agro-ecology activities-reforestation, water harvesting, natural pest and disease management, organic practices and raising awareness on climate change.
Email: juliouspiti@ymail.com
5. Practical Action (PA)
Over the past 25 years in Southern Africa, Practical Action has been promoting and demonstrating the importance of technology and innovation as vital contributors to improving people’s livelihoods. The capacity of vulnerable communities to access, use and adapt appropriate technologies, knowledge as well as skills underpins their ability to escape poverty and become resilient. Employing our collaborative and shared learning approaches we are working alongside communities and partnering with other development organisations to make change happen. Our focus areas remain promoting renewable energy, and sustainable forms of agriculture. Policy and Advocacy as well as Practical Action Consulting (PAC), are also ways in which we share best practices and influence the policies and practices at both national and regional level.
Website: www.practicalaction.org     
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/practicalaction
6. Jekesa Pfungwa Vulinqgondo (JPV), Harare
Jekesa Pfungwa/Vulingqondo (JPV), meaning ‘Open Your Minds’ was formed in 1947 as an offshoot of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes of Rhodesia. Women’s Institutes members carried out weekly visits to African townships, teaching basic hygiene, nutrition and home craft skills. These meetings resulted in the formation of women’s clubs, which rapidly spread to form a national network that became known as Homecraft. In 1983, Jekesa Pfungwa Vulingqondo became an autonomous organisation and in August 2001 JPV registered as a trust. Since that time the focus and capacity of JPV has expanded to meet the changing needs and roles of its members in the community in today’s complex situation where livelihoods and rights of people (especially women) are constantly under pressure. Today, JPV serves and empowers poor and marginalised rural women, a smaller group of men (to create an enabling environment) and thirdly children classified as orphans and vulnerable children (OVC’s) who often have no access to good care, Antiretroviral (ARVs), sufficient food or sustainable sources of income. JPV’s main target group (poor rural women) is subject to abuse and neglect yet in many instances these women are still expected to provide care and support within the family. JPV has been responding to the issues of poverty, lack of food, unemployment, violation of rights and absence of good palliative and curative care for people living with HIV and AIDS and OVC’s. JPV plans to continue responding via the well-known programme fields using creative, sustainable and more results oriented approaches.
JPV Harare Email: info@jpv-zw.org / jekesa@jpv.co.zw
Website: www.jpv-zw.org
 
 
7. Jekesa Pfungwa Vulinqgondo, Bulawayo
JPV Bulawayo Email: info-byo@jpv-zw.org / mabelmoyo@gmail.com
 
8. Africa Centre for Holistic Management (ACHM)
The Africa Centre for Holistic Management (ACHM) is a local and regional organisation that was founded in 1992 by Allan Savory, a former wildlife biologist, farmer and politician.  Africa Centre for Holistic Management was formed to work and learn together with people in the Hwange Community in Zimbabwe, regionally and internationally to manage our resources holistically so that we can improve our lives now and for our future generations. The Africa Centre for Holistic Management enhances food and water security and human livelihoods through training that utilizes livestock to restore degraded land, watersheds and croplands to health. ACHM believes that livestock can be used to mimic the role that herds once played in maintaining ecosystems health. Our Dimbangombe Ranch serves as a learning site, demonstrating how to restore water catchments and river flow through holistic planned grazing; how to increase forage, wildlife, and livestock production through holistic planned grazing; showing how the use of concentrated animal impact to increase crop yields and restore degraded pieces of land. Our aim is to show how Holistic Management can bring back to the whole world lost biodiversity. We strongly believe in the empowerment of the community so that it is in charge of its destiny. As such, ACHM does not believe in giving donations or hand-outs but knowledge which we believe is invaluable. It is this knowledge that empowers the community to shape its destiny and own all development initiatives.
Email: info@achmonline.org
Websites: www.africacentreforholisticmanagement.org / www.achmonline.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Africa-Centre-For-Holistic-Management-1485087271718632
 
9. Farmers' Association of Community self-Help Investment Groups (FACHIG) Trust
FACHIG is a farmer-owned grassroots organization operating in Rushinga, Mt. Darwin, Muzarabani and Guruve districts of Mashonaland Central province in north-eastern Zimbabwe. FACHIG was formed in 1999 and later registered as a Trust as well as a Savings and Credit Cooperative Union. FACHIG is a membership-based organization. The overall aim of FACHIG is to improve and sustain food security among resource-constrained households in the rural areas of Zimbabwe
Email: thomasmupetesi@gmail.com
10. Mwenezi Development Training Centre (MDTC)
The Mwenezi Development Training Centre (MDTC) is a registered non-governmental organization (WO 25/91) formed in 1991. MDTC is located in the communal areas of Mwenezi District. The organization was established with the aim of bringing about rural community development through self reliance skills training and self-help projects initiatives to reduce poverty and hunger and build community resilience against these phenomena. This is achieved by engaging communities in social and economic projects for poverty alleviation that includes a variety of vocational skills acquisition and utilization to establish small-medium enterprises, food security projects, organizational skills development, access to water and HIV/AIDS, gender and environmental protection as cross-cutting issues.
Email: mwendev@gmail.com
11. Schools and Colleges Permaculture Programme (SCOPE) Zimbabwe
SCOPE Zimbabwe is a vibrant and practical environmental education Programme, working closely with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MOPSE), the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and other like-minded organisations. It was launched in 1994. SCOPE’s origins are in assisting schools to redesign and rationalize land use for sustainable resource use aimed at protection of children and youth from environmental hazards in their living and learning spaces. Integral to SCOPE work is the use of a tool called the integrated land use design (ILUD). ILUD is a transformative step by step process for communities to demonstrate Agroecology. It is an inclusive and participatory process that brings together the different school stakeholders to develop a whole school map and a community resilience plan, focused on regenerative design principles. SCOPE has over two decades of practical application of ecological principles growing into five other countries’ Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya and Ghana. Until 2014 the organization was known as the SCOPE Programme, operating as a Programme under the Zimbabwe Institute of Permaculture in partnership with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education operating as a voluntary coordinating body for the Zimbabwe Institute of Permaculture Welfare W/O 02/92. In 2015 it got registered as an independent Trust, Schools and colleges Permaculture (SCOPE) Zimbabwe MA080/2015.
Email: scopezimbabwe@gmail.com
Websites: www.scopezimbabwe.org / www.seedingschools.org
12. Dabane Trust
Dabane Trust is a lead organization dedicated to establishing water and food secure communities within arid and semi-arid areas. Dabane works with vulnerable communities in arid and semi-arid areas in the southern Africa region, but more specifically in the south-western regions of Zimbabwe to alleviate poverty and hunger and improve health and hygiene through sustainable land use and appropriate water management and sanitation systems.
Email: s.w.hussey@dabane.org
13. Environment Management Trust (EMT)
Environmental Management Trust (EMT) is an independent and non-profit making organisation registered on the 4th of February 2010 in Zimbabwe (Number: MA 106/2010). It was established after realising that environmental challenges threatening livelihoods of communities are increasing in magnitude and frequency. EMT focuses on environmental issues such as pollution, land degradation, floods, droughts, pests and diseases. EMT is affiliated to the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) southern Region. NANGO is an umbrella board representing all local NGOs in the country. It is also a member of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Masvingo Province Cluster. EMT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bikita Rural District Council in July 2010 to enable it to start its operations in the district with effect from the 1st August 2010 and is operating in Ward 15 of Bikita district.
Email: emttrust@gmail.com
 
14. Orsha Wholesome Foods
ORSHA Associates (Private Limited) was established in 1997. The main objective of Orsha Foods is to promote production, processing, distribution and consumption of quality traditional cereal grains, vegetables, nuts, fruits, tubers and legumes. The company works closely with smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe who are the main producers and harvesters of these traditional foods which are processed and packed at its factory in Marlborough. The finished products are distributed to selected shops for retailing to consumers. Some of the products are distributed through health institutions such as Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. The company also obtains some crop produce for processing at its farm in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West Province.
Email: infor@orshafoods.co.zw
15. Lower Guruve Development Association (LGDA)
Lower Guruve Development Association (LGDA) is a Community-Based Organisation (CBO) registered under the Private Voluntary Organisations Act (PVO) in 1991. It is a successor of a Lutheran World Federation (LWF) funded program that operated in the then Lower Guruve area from 1984 to 1990. The organisation’s overall goal is overcoming the social, economic and ecological constraints to development for the benefit of Communities. Initially LGDA catered for the population of Guruve and Mbire but has since spread its operations to other districts in Zimbabwe (Bindura, Shamva and Sanyati). LGDA has further created a National Implementing Organisation registered as a Trust, known as Agency For Innovative Development Initiatives (AIDI).
Email: ephraim.murendo@ardi.co.zw / lgda@ardi.co.zw
16. Njeremoto Biodiversity Institute Zimbabwe (NBI Zimbabwe)
NBI-Zimbabwe was established and registered on 11th November 2004 in Zimbabwe as a Trust; MA 1434/2004, amended 24 April 2015 by current Registration No MA 531/2015 as a non-profit organization. NBI is mandated to facilitate implementation of Holistic Land and Livestock Management (HLLM) through Sustainable Time Controlled Grazing in Arid and Semi-arid Rangeland Ecosystems. HLLM is designed for Smallholder Rural Communities, in Zimbabwe, SADC Region, Africa and globally. HLLM aims to manage the livelihoods and resources of communities holistically in order to improve lives for current and future generations.
Email: os.mugweni@gmail.com
Website: http://njeremotobiodivers.wixsite.com/njeremotoinstitute

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17. Kohwa – Food, Environment and Enterprise Trust (FEET)
Food, Environment and Enterprise Trust (FEET) is dedicated to the implementation of optimised sustainable projects within communities in Southern Africa. It was initiated in 2013 and registered as a Trust in March 2016 in response to the demand of southern African communities in rural areas, for the need to diversify livelihood programmes towards climate change adaptation. The process involves transformation, adaptability and resilience of individuals, family, households and/or society. FEET’s prime purpose is to facilitate processes that enable farmers, individuals, families and communities to alleviate poverty by becoming resilient through creating wealthy and healthy systems within their own communities. In partnership with local stakeholders and/or actors, FEET aim to create replicable models of node and cluster (see later paragraph for definitions) systems in sustainable biodiversity management, at household and community level. It facilitates a process that enables clusters of people or CBOs (Community Based Organisations) in rural communities to transform themselves, improve quality of life, produce diverse food, organise markets in harmony with nature.
Email: feetforthefuture@gmail.com
18. Chibemene Earth Healing Association (CHIHEA)
Chibememe Earth Healing Association (CHIEHA) is a community-based organisation working in Sangwe communal land areas outside Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTFP) in Zimbabwe since 1998. The aim of CHIEHA is to promote cultural and natural heritage in the area by fostering the spirit of communal participation, sharing information among stakeholders and creating awareness about sustainable use of natural resources. CHIEHA was registered as a Conservation and Development Trust in 2005.
Email: nchibememe@gmail.com
19. Association of Zimbabwe Traditional Environment Conservationists (AZTREC)
The foundation of the Association of Zimbabwe Traditional Environmental Conservationists (AZTREC) was an outcome of the Zimbabwean liberation struggle “Chimurenga.” After political liberation in 1980, a new chimurenga ensued in Zimbabwe, concerned with the “liberation of creation.” AZTREC was a major force in this struggle to save Zimbabwe’s environment from destruction and exploitation. Based in the Masvingo Province in southern Zimbabwe, it remains a powerful grassroots environmental force composed of indigenous people, tribe chiefs, spirit mediums, and conservationists.The philosophy of the association is grounded in the revitalization of indigenous knowledge and cultural traditions. AZTREC’s activities range from improving the situation of women in rural society to advocating the sustainable management of natural resources.
 
20. CARITAS Masvingo
Caritas Zimbabwe was founded in 1972 by then Rhodesian Catholic Bishops Conference (RCBC) as the Commission for Social Services and Development (C.S.S.D), to carry out the social work of the Church. The organisation was renamed to Catholic Development Commission (CADEC) in 1984, due to a shift in the emphasis of its work, from social welfare to development.
Today, the agency is known as Caritas Zimbabwe to identify with other Catholic Development agencies and provides a beacon of hope for tens of millions of women, men and children in times of hardship and contributes to the development of social justice in times of peace; working with people to bring about positive changes in some of the poorest provinces in Zimbabwe. The mandate includes integral human development, emergency relief, advocacy, peace building, respect for human rights, and support for proper stewardship of the planet’s environment and resources. What makes Caritas Zimbabwe’s work unique is its ongoing presence in communities, before, during and after crisis situations as it empowers people to participate more fully in all matters affecting their lives, as well as advocates on their behalf at national and international forums.
Email: cadecmvo@zol.co.zw
20. Nkayi Folk Development Foundation (NFDF)
Nkayi Folk Development Foundation is a community-based organization founded in 1994 with the aim of facilitating the development of communities in Nkayi District. The purpose of NFDF is to empower disadvantaged groups (such as school leavers, the poor and women) in local communities with knowledge and skills to develop sustainable livelihoods through the conservation and utilization of natural resources sustainable agriculture and income generating activities (IGAs).The centre trains young people and small-scale farmers in agriculture and other practical skills for self-employment including subjects like culture and gender, farming, business management, health and nutrition, vocational training, income generation, small scale industry and natural resource management. The overall goal is to empower the local community through skills training and to enhance the potential for employment and enterprising business within the district.
Email: melancube1@gmail.com
21. Chinyika Community Development Trust
22. Muonde Trust
22. Kajiwa Development Coordination Association (KDCA)
23. African Farmers Organic Research and Training (AfFOREST)
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