Welcome to the Zimbabwe Development Trust
The Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust (ZADT) was created on the 5th of October 2010 by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and Humanistic Institute for Development Cooperation (Hivos) for the primary purpose of contributing to the recovery and improvement of the smallholder farming sector and improve the food security and incomes of rural households in Zimbabwe.
“I am happy because Northern Farming has shown us how to work in groups. I lead a group of 18 farmers, 11 of which are women. We started off as 10 farmers and have been growing steadily.
“We used to grow green mealies but these did not bring us good earnings.
Mr and Mrs Ruwende, Smallholder farmer tea out growers for Hippocrene in Honde Valley, Mutasa District in Manicaland.
“We grow tea for Hippocrene. It used to take us two weeks to complete a single round of plucking tea in our field.