Agriculture Project

AYPAD works on two main levels within our Agricultural Program: first, AYPAD engages with the community as a whole through sensitization meetings with local youths involved in farming, specially focusing in women. These workshops discuss the importance of caring for locally planted trees in order to decrease soil erosion, to provide protection from strong winds and rain and to create employment opportunities for people involved in the project, mainly young women with agricultural knowledge. Secondly, AYPAD farmers will plant fruit, rice, vegetables and other lucrative trees at port Loko District In Sierra Leone as a means of employment and income generating for younth involved in farming. The project will involve young people, mainly women, from six surrounding villages. The planting will be during the rainy season and generally occurs three times a week. During the tree planting, the chiefs of Dar es Salam village donated a 12acres land for the organization to fulfill the project.

Final Goal

$22,000

Fund Raised

$2,300

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Goals

1. Enhancing food security in the community.
2. Providing a conducive environment for agricultural production and economic returns, especially on women.
3. Reducing poverty through rural development, considering gender inequalities.
4. Reducing the environmental impact of agricultural production.

The Challenge

    The current food security challenge in  Africa consists of two dimensions: the first tries to maintain and increase Africa's ability to meet its food requirements, and the second seeks to eliminate inequalities and poverty amongst households - women in the communities we work with. That, is made apparent by inadequate and unstable food production, lack of purchasing power, poor nutritional status and weak institutional support networks and disaster management systems. Food security and the right to have access to sufficient food and water is something that should be considered in many countries around Africa, and that within its available resources, avail to progressive realisation of the right to sufficient food. Many African households experience continued food insecurity and malnutrition and unemployment.

The Solution

The overall solution of our project is to provide pathways out of hunger and poverty for smallholder families through sustainably intensified farming systems that sufficiently improve food, nutrition, and income security, particularly for women and children, and conserve or enhance the natural resource base. Emphasize on research for development programs identify and evaluate demand-driven options for sustainable intensification that contribute to rural poverty alleviation, improved nutrition and equity and ecosystem stability. A project that aims to create opportunities for smallholder farm women households, to move out of poverty and improve their nutritional status – especially of young children and mothers – while maintaining or improving ecosystem stability.