12/9/2014 1
ACHM Base
Zimbabwe 
90% 9% 
1%
Need
No-one 
else 
should 
live like 
this
12/9/2014 9
Fire 
Fires destroy soil-covering 
litter 
Note same tree-point
Hwange Communal Lands 
• Hwange district – about 180,000 people 
• Living on over 500,000 hectares of land 
• Poverty & ru...
Addressing Social Issues 
Community Action Cycle 
Act Together 
Evaluate 
Together 
Explore Land & 
Water 
Restoration 
Is...
Leadership - important
OUR IMPACT 
• Hwange Communal Lands 
– 72000 Hectares of land 
– 19 222 individuals 
– 20 communities 
• WORKING WITH OTHE...
Regional Impact 
Kenya 
Mozambique 
Madagascar 
Namibia 
South Africa 
Burkina 
Faso 
Niger 
Ethiopia 
Somalia 
Nigeria 
U...
Lion-proof kraal (boma) 
Over 25 cm soil loss 
2006
High Animal impact- Kraal 
12/9/2014 17
Animal Impact
12/9/2014 
Elbow 
2009
12/9/2014 
Very hard to recognise!
Grazing planning
12/9/2014 22
12/9/2014 23
Neighboring community river- same day
Sizinda River
Before and After – Communal Lands- 
Sianyanga 
2005: 40% bare land 
2007: 8% bare land
Area not under Holistic Grazing 
Planning- Sizinda
Area under Holistic Grazing Planning 
at community- Sizinda
Sianyanga Community: Paddock 3 
2006 2011
Decrease in bare ground 
52 
31 
53 
26 
4 
11 
34 
23 
12 11 
60 
50 
40 
30 
20 
10 
0 
2001 2002 2004 2007 2008 2009 20...
Animal Days per Hectare (ADH)
Training and knowledge sharing
Communities are masters of their own land 
12/9/2014 34
Balbina Nyoni – Chairperson of Grazing 
Committee Sianyanga
The New Soil Heroes!
Rhoda Marowa- Chisuko Grazing 
Scheme
Bulk watering facilities
Income Generation
High Animal Impact-Enclosure 
12/9/2014 40
12/9/2014 
Cropfield in Chikomba 
District
Crop fields more 
productive (2-4 times more)) 
2 
Average yields (t/ha) of A.T plots vs Control plots 
4.4 
2.6 
5.5 
0.1...
Training and Outreach
• Partnership Agreement 
• Training 
• Implementation 
• Program Monitoring and Mentoring 
(Follow up) 
• Networks /alumni
Trainings have been delivered to diverse 
groups 
12/9/2014 49
Land Monitoring Training
Herder Training Session-South 
Africa
Land Monitoring Training
Recognitions 
• 1. Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award- 
Washington DC- 2010 
• 2. Water and Food Award (WAF)- London- 
201...
Restoring Grasslands Using Livestock- Enhances 
Livelihoods and Addresses Desertification 
12/9/2014 54
This OR This?
Precious Phiri - Community Development in Zimbabwe via Eco-restoration
Precious Phiri - Community Development in Zimbabwe via Eco-restoration
Precious Phiri - Community Development in Zimbabwe via Eco-restoration
Precious Phiri - Community Development in Zimbabwe via Eco-restoration
Precious Phiri - Community Development in Zimbabwe via Eco-restoration
Precious Phiri - Community Development in Zimbabwe via Eco-restoration
Precious Phiri - Community Development in Zimbabwe via Eco-restoration
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Sunday November 23rd, 2014
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Precious Phiri - Community Development in Zimbabwe via Eco-restoration

  1. 1. 12/9/2014 1
  2. 2. ACHM Base
  3. 3. Zimbabwe 90% 9% 1%
  4. 4. Need
  5. 5. No-one else should live like this
  6. 6. 12/9/2014 9
  7. 7. Fire Fires destroy soil-covering litter Note same tree-point
  8. 8. Hwange Communal Lands • Hwange district – about 180,000 people • Living on over 500,000 hectares of land • Poverty & running out of water • Every year a “drought” regardless of rainfall • Becoming beggars losing pride & dignity
  9. 9. Addressing Social Issues Community Action Cycle Act Together Evaluate Together Explore Land & Water Restoration Issues & Set Priorities Plan Together Prepare to Mobilize Prepare to Scale Up Organize the Community for Action Programme Team Community
  10. 10. Leadership - important
  11. 11. OUR IMPACT • Hwange Communal Lands – 72000 Hectares of land – 19 222 individuals – 20 communities • WORKING WITH OTHER PARTNERS – 92 Facilitators, from 15 organisations- 68 communities – 109 308 individuals – About 2 million Hectares
  12. 12. Regional Impact Kenya Mozambique Madagascar Namibia South Africa Burkina Faso Niger Ethiopia Somalia Nigeria Uganda Zambia Botswana Zimbabwe Swaziland
  13. 13. Lion-proof kraal (boma) Over 25 cm soil loss 2006
  14. 14. High Animal impact- Kraal 12/9/2014 17
  15. 15. Animal Impact
  16. 16. 12/9/2014 Elbow 2009
  17. 17. 12/9/2014 Very hard to recognise!
  18. 18. Grazing planning
  19. 19. 12/9/2014 22
  20. 20. 12/9/2014 23
  21. 21. Neighboring community river- same day
  22. 22. Sizinda River
  23. 23. Before and After – Communal Lands- Sianyanga 2005: 40% bare land 2007: 8% bare land
  24. 24. Area not under Holistic Grazing Planning- Sizinda
  25. 25. Area under Holistic Grazing Planning at community- Sizinda
  26. 26. Sianyanga Community: Paddock 3 2006 2011
  27. 27. Decrease in bare ground 52 31 53 26 4 11 34 23 12 11 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 2001 2002 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 % Year
  28. 28. Animal Days per Hectare (ADH)
  29. 29. Training and knowledge sharing
  30. 30. Communities are masters of their own land 12/9/2014 34
  31. 31. Balbina Nyoni – Chairperson of Grazing Committee Sianyanga
  32. 32. The New Soil Heroes!
  33. 33. Rhoda Marowa- Chisuko Grazing Scheme
  34. 34. Bulk watering facilities
  35. 35. Income Generation
  36. 36. High Animal Impact-Enclosure 12/9/2014 40
  37. 37. 12/9/2014 Cropfield in Chikomba District
  38. 38. Crop fields more productive (2-4 times more)) 2 Average yields (t/ha) of A.T plots vs Control plots 4.4 2.6 5.5 0.1 1.8 0.68 0.4 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Monde Sizinda Dibutibu Ndajila/Masikili Yield (t/ha) Community Animal treated Control
  39. 39. Training and Outreach
  40. 40. • Partnership Agreement • Training • Implementation • Program Monitoring and Mentoring (Follow up) • Networks /alumni
  41. 41. Trainings have been delivered to diverse groups 12/9/2014 49
  42. 42. Land Monitoring Training
  43. 43. Herder Training Session-South Africa
  44. 44. Land Monitoring Training
  45. 45. Recognitions • 1. Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award- Washington DC- 2010 • 2. Water and Food Award (WAF)- London- 2014
  46. 46. Restoring Grasslands Using Livestock- Enhances Livelihoods and Addresses Desertification 12/9/2014 54
  47. 47. This OR This?

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