Thursday, September 16, 2021

Care launches seed, food fair in Zaka

TellZim Reporter
ZAKA – Care International
has launched a seed and food fair through its Enhancing Nutrition, Stepping Up
Resilience and Enterprise (Ensure) programme, the objective being to improve
nutrition in the district.
The launch was
held at Chimbwembwe High School in Ward 24 where farmers exhibited different
seeds and traditional foods.
Speaking at the
launch, Zaka District Development Coordinator (DDC) formerly known as District Administrator
(DA) Ndeya Nyede, who was the guest of honour, said the gathering was a
challenge to everyone to play a part in marketing and raising awareness on
locally-available nutritious foods
“We are here to
play our part in marketing and raising awareness of locally-available
nutritious foods and seeds so that we ensure food and nutrition security in
Zaka district,” said Nyede.
Zaka district
Ensure field supervisor, Fortune Tafirenyika said they were happy to be working
with various implementing partners to make the programme a success.
“We are grateful
and would like to thank our implementing partners who helped this event to be a
success. We will continue working with various stakeholders to make sure that
we achieve our goal,” said Tafirenyika.
The adjudicators
said they looked at whether the dishes prepared had the four basic nutrients
required namely carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and proteins. They also looked at
quantity, quality, branding and presantability as well as labelling of the
Speaking at the
same occasion, incumbent Chief Bota Kamurai Zezai urged people to work with
Ensure to improve the availability of good food.
He said cattle
should only be allowed to roam freely when all people have finished harvesting
as freeing them prematurely was bad for food security.
“Don’t let
cattle roam unattended before others are done harvesting. Village heads must
also make sure that their people maintain roads so that when development comes,
it reaches your doorstep,” said Zezai
Dorcas Charare
and Moreblessing Charuka won the first and second prizes respectively and each
walked away with a groundnut sheller and a kitchen dish each among other
Other winners walked
away with kitchen utensils and farming equipment like plough shares and dishes.

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