This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2013/14, selected for review under the livelihoods thematic area. This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation carried out in November 2013 that sought to assess the impact of the activities of the Food Security and Livelihood Programme in Zimbabwe.
The project's overall objective was to contribute to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger amongst the poor and vulnerable in Midlands and Masvingo provinces. It aimed to do this by enhancing livelihood options for households from selected communities in 15 wards across three districts in these provinces. The project aimed to directly benefit up to 24,500 people across the three target districts through three key interventions: summer agricultural inputs together with conservation agriculture training; small livestock support; and development of communal market garden linkages. The project activities were implemented from 2010 to 2014 by Oxfam in conjunction with two local partner organisations - Batanai HIV & AIDS Service Organisation (BHASO) and Midlands Aids Caring Organisation (MACO). Read more about the Oxfam Effectiveness Reviews.