Dabane works in regions IV and V which are not suitable for crop production especially using conventional techniques in agriculture. This leads to excessive moisture and nutrient losses through leaching, destruction of micro-organisms which affects soil fertility. Thus dabane through its programmes encourages Conservation Farming and using mulch to prevent moisture loss. The produce from these gardens helps them feed their families and generate income with the excess.
Sitheni Nyoni of Nkalakatha ward prepares her field for planting
Maize field with mulch
A flourishing maize field
Woman in Matobo shows off her harvest after following CF principles.
The programmes enocourage the building of granaries for proper storage of grain.