The scheme has been initiated by the Protracted Relief Programme, a social protection programme that has been operating in Zimbabwe since 2004. PRP is a multi-donor funded programme with GRM International.
It will be working with local Crown agents who will be providing procurement services. A number of development partners working with smallholder farmers in the scheme will be leading agents in the selected districts.
Vouchers will be distributed to farmers to enable them to purchase a variety of agriculturally related products of their choice. The vouchers will be redeemed electronically wherever possible. The total project cost is estimated at over $7 million.
Farmers who spoke to The Zimbabwean expressed relief and said that with the start of the rainy season, the agricultural inputs should be readily available.Post published in: News