Zimbabwe is a landlocked country consisting of an elevated central plateau and a mountainous area in the South. The subtropical and tropical climate varies locally: from heat and aridity in the South and cooler temperatures, rain and sometimes frost in the northern areas. The rainy season is from October to March. Most parts of the country are savannas, but also tropical forests can be found. Climate change affects Zimbabwe mainly through increasing temperatures and decreasing rainfall that favour droughts, desertification and soil degradation. Rainfall is also influenced by the El Niño Southern Oscillation. Already unstable precipitation patterns are varying even more during an El Niño or La Niña event and challenge agricultural management which most of the population rely on for their livelihoods.

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Country Year Organisation Partners involved Summary Downloads
Zimbabwe 2010 Bread for all (Bfa) Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS) In 2010 a training workshop was held in Bulawayo, including participants from organizations from Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe 2010 Fambidzanai Permaculture Center Bread for all (Bfa), Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS) An analysis took place on a project to integrate permaculture and market access for resource poor, smallholder organic farmers in two villages in the district of Matobo in Zimbabwe. The lessons learned of the analysis were then written down in a practical guideline report.