ZERO was established to provide marginalized people with information on issues affecting their lives and to generate information reflecting the interests of rural communities. ZERO seeks to a provide meaningful contribution to the sustainable and equitable use and management of land resources for the benefit of the disadvantaged rural communities in Southern Africa.
At a Glance….
Projects developed and administered by Zero include agricultural productivity and land resources issues. For example, wind pattern studies have been carried out leading to the development and erection of wind turbine electrical generation plants. These have been used to power irrigation farming in, and bring electricity to, rural Zimbabwe.
Zero also develops other renewable energy sources, appropriate technology and stimulates income generation models in rural areas. SADC cross border trade development and support projects fit well into Zeros regional role as a trade and employment catalyst and facilitator. Agricultural and climate change research and project proposals, programs addressing gender and HIV and AIDS issues have also been areas of focus.