Respect Rungano Musiyiwa EART.H U, Costa Rica, Zimbabwe
Our team, Centre for Agro-entrepreneurship and Sustainable Livelihoods Trust, is a registered youth organization based in Mvurwi farming township, 110km north-west of Harare, Zimbabwe. Two members of our team are MasterCard Foundation scholars studying BSC. Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management at EARTH University in Costa Rica, Central America and the other two are based in Zimbabwe studying at Bindura University of Science Education and Zimbabwe Ezerkel Guti University We have implemented several youth and women empowerment climate-smart agriculture initiatives, however our flagship project is Community Climate-smart Agro-ecology Centre. This is a youth-led climate-smart agriculture and natural resources management resource centre meant to build our community resilience to climate change shocks, natural disasters and risks toward a food secure, poverty-free and prosperous society that efficiently utilize its natural resources. The project is basically build on four pillars which are Climate-smart technologies, Climate and weather information services, Community-centred initiatives and planning and Private-Public-Community Partnerships (PPCPs). We are also implementing the project using eight key interventions which are access to information, sustainable water management, carbon management, sustainable energy, sustainable markets, soil nutrient management, skills and knowledge sharing, post-haverst management and access to resources.