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ZIM-SHEP Project News vol.10 (Apr 2021) "Gender awareness training"

ZIM-SHEP team conducted a gender awareness training in Chitora Irrigation scheme in Mashonaland East Province on 29th April 2021. The training was conducted following the Covid-19 regulations. We had around 35-40 farmers both men and women.

In the training, we mainly conducted the following exercises such as Roles and Responsibilities, Access and Control of resources, Daily calendar making. Since these exercises are done by farmers, they can realize the challenges and needs for improving their farming activities by themselves through exercises and presentation

After the training, a male farmer said "The training was so fruitful. I was thinking that men do more farming activities than women. However, we realized that women do a lot more house chores as well as farming related activities. I realized that my wife is overburdened by work. We now realized the necessary points of intervention, and can now help each other. " ZIM-SHEP team will come back to the scheme for Baseline survey after SHEP ToT.

PhotoAn officer explaining "What is Gender" to the farmers

PhotoAn Extension Supervisor explaining how to work on "Daily Activity Calendar" exercise

PhotoGroup work in Women's group

PhotoAn officer giving quiz on Gender

PhotoExtension officers assisting farmers with "Daily Activity Calendar" exercise

PhotoAn extension officer explaining the outline of the day's activity to the farmers

PhotoAn officer explaining the importance of wearing face masks or covering their mouth with a cloth.

PhotoAn provincial officer explaining the definition of "Access" and "Control" of resources within households.


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