Partners for Intergrated Growth and Development (pigad) is a duly registered Zimbabwean Development Trust (0000997/2014). The organization was established in 2014 to empower communities through relief, rehabilitation and developmental programmes in both urban and rural communities.
The organisation is supporting smallholder farmers to produce and market eggs using market led approaches. To date, the institution has amassed extensive experience within the poultry value chain and has become a force to reckon with. The organization also offers consultancy services in poultry production trainings, research, business development, internal savings and lending schemes, and evaluations (baseline/mid/end) for livelihoods programmes. The institution boasts of a staff compliment of 13 employees possessing various skills and experience in the community development fraternity.
Currently, pigad is implementing an agribusiness development intervention in three districts of Mashonaland East Province with a targeted outreach of 3000 smallholder poultry producers. pigad facilitated the setting up of a community based organisation, Goromonzi Smallholder Poultry Producers Union Cooperative Society, a district umbrella body representing the interests of small scale poultry producers. The programme is being facilitated by Help from Germany, supported and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project takes pure business approaches, placing value on chicken management and business record keeping (monthly production and financial reporting). It promotes farmer to farmer extension through lead farmer approach which makes use of community and in-school demonstration centres, extension as well as frequent monitoring. This strategy ensures sustainability and resilience of the business models.