The Effectiveness of Non-Governmental Organisation in maintaining food security in Zimbabwe: A case of Bindura District, Mashonaland Central Province
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The aim behind this study is on assessing the effectiveness of Non governmental Organisations in maintaining food security. The study was carried out in Bindura District in Mashonaland Central provinces were the Red Cross, Food Agriculture Organisations and the Ministry of Agriculture and were the key informants in the study. The researcher further used purposive sampling to gather relevant information from the correct respondents. Literature viewed also notes that NGOs have greatly contributed to the maintenance of food security. However during the study it has been noted that Zimbabwe since independence has been facing lot of challenges due to low agricultural production, therefore NGOs came to help improve the agricultural sector of Zimbabwe. Though there are many contradictions on the role played by NGOs on whether they came to develop or neo-colonising the state. Some African scholars name it “Dead Aid”, thus, the study sought to examine the effectiveness of NGOs in maintaining food security in Zimbabwe, looking at various successful projects conducted in Bindura District by various Non governmental Organisations. During the study it has been noted that various challenges has been faced by the organisations and the government has also faced a lot of challenges that are being filled by the organisations. Therefore, the study recommends that government should allow NGOs to operate in a neutral and friendly environment and the government should also make a lot of effort in filling the gabs because most of the work is now done by the NGOs and also the government intervention in the activities of NGOs should be low intervention.