Ruzivo Trust

Welcome to Ruzivo Trust
A Centre for Knowledge Excellence


This core programme generates and consolidates livelihoods knowledge that helps marginalised and vulnerable people. Core themes of research include agriculture and food security, land tenure, entrepreneurship, development finance, indigenous knowledge adaption and gender. We promote the voice of the poor, capture stories of significant impact, promote awareness, facilitate mindset change and share livelihoods knowledge to positively impact society. 

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We provide a skills set across livelihoods that particularly focus on agriculture development, biodiversity, productivity enhancement, farmer organisation, farmer engagement, training in lobbying skills and collective action. Training is also provided along value chains that can be commodity specific. All forms of training are client demand driven.

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Asserting rights and ensuring access is the core knowledge generation work of Ruzivo Trust in the ARP through primary and secondary research. The main research areas are: land and property rights, land investments, rights to knowledge, appropriate technology in the area of biodiversity, gender and property rights, and broad based economic empowerment. Underpinning all projects is knowledge that assist the poor to move out of poverty and enhancing their livelihoods.

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Book review: Water is Life Book review: Water is Life
24 Mar 2016
Book Review Halem, A., Kameri-Mbote, P., and B. van Koppen 2015. Water is Life: Women’s Human Rights in national and local water governance in Southern and Eastern Africa, Weaver Press, Harare by Getrude Gwenzi and Blessing Chitanda Ruzivo Trust,... More detail
Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa
07 May 2013
'Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa represents the most substantial collection of research to date on the implications of global investment for the local poor.' - Professor James Smith, University of Edinburgh More detail



latest-resourceZimbabwe and the wider world are rediscovering livelihoods as key to people development. Despite planning efforts, such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world is characterized by food crisis and economic recession, on the back of struggles over HIV and AIDS, as well as the unfinished business of gender development.

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28 Greendale Avenue
Greendale, Harare



+263 772  302 953
+263 773 853 641

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