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Food

The food system is the single biggest threat to nature today
Smallholder farming systems in Zimbabwe are currently characterized by inherently infertile soils, low and erratic rainfall, limited access to economically viable commodity value chains and agricultural extensification into more marginal biodiversity rich areas. 

WWF Zimbabwe hosts the Africa Food Transformation Project, which facilitated the development of an Africa Food Futures Initiative (AFFI) in WWF country offices within the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) and Southern Kenya-Northern Tanzania (SOKNOT) landscapes, in collaboration with the Food Practice. 
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The initiative seeks to promote the conservation of agricultural productive lands; strengthen smallholder food systems; improve community livelihoods; and deliver resilient landscapes. In pursuit of this, WWF Zimbabwe is championing the development of an agro-ecological approach to transform small-holder farming systems in Zimbabwe. 

WWF Zimbabwe is also leading the development of WWF's Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Initiative in Africa. The initiative is premised on the recognition that for Africa to meet its food security and the food demands of an increasingly wealthy global population, reducing FLW presents one of the most significant opportunities to establish sustainable food systems that conserve biodiversity. A pilot project on hotel food waste is underway in Victoria Falls-Zimbabwe. The FLW measures from commodity value chains and the hotels will inform the development of strategic approaches for reducing food loss (post-harvest loss) and food waste.
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