NGO helps with food aid

food_aid4GWANDA - A non-governmental organisation, CARE-International, has come to the rescue of Matebeleland South districts, which were reportedly bartering livestock for maize following a serious food deficit that has hit the area.

Beitbridge, Mangwe and Gwanda villagers were exchanging their goats and cows for 50kg of maize according to the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET), in complete violation of the standard terms of trade.

Care-International has vouched to alleviate hunger and starvation in the affected communities, as the government continues to cast a blind eye on the alarming food crisis.

The project will be implemented in Gwanda district first to address the re-establishment of food security through improved crop and livestock production and marketing by using the Food for Assets (FFA) programme.

The programme will be implemented between November 2010 and March 2010 and intends to serve 43 990 affected individuals in affected areas.

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