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Self Help Africa

PROJECTS

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2017


04. ETHIOPIA

22. UGANDA

06. Scaling up RuSACCO

23. MANZO Youth Empowerment Project (MAYEP)

06. Malt Barley Value-Chain Development

24. Agriculture and Market Support for Maize and Beans

07. Early Seed Generation II

24. Local Seed Business Outscaling

07. Scaling Community-Based Seed Production 08. Sustainable Transformation of Agricultural Resources (STAR) 08. Livestock Growth Programme 09. Climate-Smart Agriculture 09. Smallholder Support Scheme 10. Building Opportunities through Seed Enterprise Transformation (BOSET)

26. WEST AFRICA 27. Building Resilience to Climate Extremes and Disasters

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

28. Improving Incomes & Food Security through Agricultural Production 28. Realising Agricultural Productivity Gains in the Sahel

12. KENYA

29. Empowering Women within the Cashew Value Chain 29. Improved governance & access to water and sanitation

13. Building Sustainable Livelihoods of families made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS (APHIA plus) 14. Cassava Aggregation - Supporting Smallholder Agriculture & Value Addition 15. Gorta Global Village - Keringet 15. Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development. Scholarship Scheme 2014-15 Class 16. Empowering Women within the Cashew Value Chain 16. Aflascope 17. Water and Sanitation in Keringet

30. ZAMBIA 32 Nutrition Sensitive Agri-Food Value Chains 32 Irish Aid Local Development Programme 33 Improving Smallholder Access to Quality Seed 33 Kaoma Farm Development Project 34 Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-Basin 34 Value Added Vegetables 35 Enhanced Livestock Trade and Enterprise (ELITE II)

18. MALAWI

35 Pathways to Self-Reliance for Refugees in Zambia

20. DISCOVER 20. Shire Basin Sustainable Natural Resources Management Social Enhancement Project 21. MODES 21. Sustainable Livelihood Improvement Resilience Project (SLIP)

selfhelpafrica.org Cover, left to right: Habibou Tiendrebeogo (Burkina Faso) Emebet Bayissa (Ethiopia) Susan Wanjiku Kamau Sikombe (Kenya) Foster Simeo (Zambia) Nellie Mohango(Malawi) Fatuma Nambiro (Uganda)

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Scaling up RuSACCO

Malt Barley ValueChain Development

Donor

Total Budget

Irish League of Credit Unions Foundation & SHA USA

€ 470,000

Irish Aid

€ 534,855

Time Frame

2016 2018

2012

Programme Area

Tinsaye, Bekelcha Sella, Fana Gudinna and Agnot RuSACCO Unions

Amhara, Oromia and SNNP Regions

Farmer Cooperatives: Galema &
Raya Kajema

Oromia Region

Koga Irrigation Water Users Service Cooperative

Amhara Region

Hibret Fire, Halaba, Kenbata, Tegulet, Guna and Wemberma farmer cooperatives

SNNP

A Glimmer of Hope

Oromia Region

CNFA

SNNP Region

SOS Sahel, Farm Africa, Vita

SNNP Region

Bako Bore Farmers Cooperative Union & Bako Research Centre

Oromia Region

East Shewa Zone Agriculture Office, Cooperative Office and Finance and Economic Development Office

Oromia Region

2017

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Early Seed Generation II

Vitol Foundation

€ 213,211

2014 2018

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caling up agricultural production, improving nutrition

In 2015 the organisation was involved in implementing close

security, developing new enterprise and market

to a dozen development projects, all of which are being

opportunities for farmers, strengthening community-

undertaken in collaboration with local and/or international

based seed production and building climate resilience, are

partners. Four new projects are scheduled to commence

all key areas of Self Help Africa’s work in Ethiopia.

this year.

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malawi

ETHIOPIA

zambia

Implementing Partner

Scaling CommunityBased Seed Production

Agricultural Transformation Agency

Sustainable Transformation of Agricultural Resources (STAR)

The community foundation for Ireland, Electric Aid & Self Help Africa US

€ 490,000

Livestock Growth Programme

USAID

€561,860

Climate-Smart Agriculture

Irish Aid

Smallholder Support Scheme

African Agriculture Fund – Technical Assistance Facility

€ 349,996

Building Opportunities through Seed Enterprise Transformation (BOSET)

Irish Aid, The Reed Foundation, Electric Aid

€€ 90,000

€€ 1,7000,000

2016 2017

2014

ETHIOPIA PROGRAMMES

Tigist Tilahun, accountant at Lelimat RuSACCO, L’hitossa, Oromia, 2017.

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Programme

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03. Early Seed Generation II

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ERITREA

09. Building Opportunities through Seed Enterprise Transformation

Gondar 06. Scaling Community Based Seed Production

Lake Tana

08. Smallholder Support Scheme

Amhara GREAT RIFT VALLEY

07. Climate Smart Agriculture

08 05. STAR project

Addis Ababa 01. Scaling up RuSACCOs 06. Livestock Growth Programme

SOMALILAND

Oromia Butajira

SNNPR

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ETHIOPIA

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2013 2017

€ 640, 071

2015 2017 2015 2018

2016 2017

02. Malt Barley Value-Chain Development

SOMALIA 04. Scaling Community Based KENYA Seed Production

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ETHIOPIA PROGRAMMES

Kokebe Abebe (41), Edget B’hibret, Oromia.

ETHIOPIA PROGRAMMES

Ermias Tafese (10) and Lamrot Tafese (4) pictured with their child savings boxes inside their home in Sire, Oromia, 2017.

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SCALING UP RURAL SAVINGS AND CREDIT COOPERATIVES

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MALT BARLEY VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT

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and off-farm enterprise as a means of generating income.

 or over a decade Self Help Africa has supported a network of micro-finance cooperatives to distribute small loans to over 53,000 people in Ethiopia. This

support is designed to assist with the development of on

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EARLY SEED GENERATION II

SCALING COMMUNITY-BASED SEED PRODUCTION

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to produce higher quality and quantities of malt barley. As

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That project was one of the first of its kind in the country.

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a result, farmers have secured better prices for their grain,

It demonstrated that farmers at community-level could

Produciton’. The goal of the project is to create self-

thereby improving household incomes and food security.

produce quality basic and pre-basic seed for sale and

sustaining community-based seed cooperatives that fulfil

distribution.

current unmet demand. The cooperatives are producing

ince its launch in 2012 the Malt Barley Value Chain Development project has helped strengthen the capacity of 6,000 smallholder farmers in Oromia

SHA is building on the success of this work by extending

 arly Seed Generation II Project follows a successful pilot that was undertaken to test farmer-led basic and pre-basic wheat seed production in Ethiopia.

uilding on its experience in seed sector development, Self Help Africa is supporting the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency’s

(ATA)
project entitled ‘Scaling Community-Based Seed

credit cooperative support to three new intervention areas.

However, due to a chronic shortage of quality malt barley

The Scaling RuSACCOs project is improving access to

seed in Ethiopia, farmers have been unable to meet an

The second phase of the project is testing this innovative

rural finance for smallholder farmers in three low-productive

increasing demand for grain. The second phase of the

approach to farmer-led early generation seed production

and drought-prone zones of Amhara, Oromia and SNNP

project commenced in 2016 and is designed to tackle

on a wider scale. It extends the reach of farmer-led seed

Self Help Africa is supporting the implementation of the

regional states. This is enabling farmers to save for leaner

this issue by supporting 924 members of four farming

production to a new region – Amhara – and to a new crop

project by providing technical support to the community

times and to invest in productive assets, allowing them to

cooperatives to produce quality, certified barley seed

– maize.

based seed producers, allocating project resources and

diversify their incomes and to improve their household food

for distribution and sale to 14,784 malt barley farmers in

security.

Oromia.

The project is contributing towards a RuSACCO movement

Self Help Africa provides farmers with foundation seed

that promotes higher levels of financial inclusion through

as well as training in seed multiplication and production,

sustainable, community-owned financial institutions,

agronomy, seed quality and inspection. The project is also

This will not only address the high demand for certified seed

with
a number of specifically designed outputs developed

supporting the construction of grain stores, and building

in Ethiopia, but will also provide farmers with better market

to achieve this goal. The project is working to improve

the marketing and financial capacity of cooperatives so that

access and a better price, thus enhancing economic growth

the operational and management standards of the target

they can negotiate the best prices for their members.

and development.

Total direct beneficiaries: 6,924

Total direct beneficiaries: 5,380

self-pollinating varieties of crops, reaching remote regions and promoting climate-smart seed production.

mobilizing additional local resources from community and The project aims to prove the viability of farmer-led seed

local government.

production as a means to address limited seed availability in Ethiopia.

RuSACCOs and unions. This is helping them to achieve self-sufficiency and to serve the long-term financial needs of rural households, thus contributing towards increased wealth and food security.

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ETHIOPIA PROGRAMMES

ETHIOPIA PROGRAMMES

Kalkidan Kiflu (11), Tiliyi Gerbi Kebele, Lume Woreda District, 2017.

Getachew Miko, Dirma Village, Oromia.

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION OF AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES

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LIVESTOCK GROWTH PROGRAMME

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CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE

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SMALLHOLDER SUPPORT SCHEME

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as extreme climatic events like drought and floods,
as well

hides, skins, leather and dairy.

Developed to promote a CSA approach towards achieving

negotiate supply contracts, which use maize and soybean

food security, it is built on the three key pillars of: increasing

as its primary raw materials to produce a supercereal supplementary food.

 thiopian agriculture is dominated by subsistence and rain-fed production systems using few inputs and characterised by low productivity. As a result,

farmers are extremely vulnerable to external shocks such

elf Help Africa’s Livestock Growth Programme is a five-year project designed to reduce poverty by improving the productivity and competitiveness of

selected livestock value chains, including meat/live animals,

as to diseases and volatile global markets. This project

collaboration with SOS-Sahel, Farm Africa and Vita this ‘Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Project’ started in June 2015.

is addressing these problems as well as improving food

Backed by the US Government’s Feed the Future (FTF)

productivity and incomes, enhancing resilience of

security in one of the poorest and most food-insecure

Initiative, the project is also a component of USAID-

livelihoods, and reducing agriculture’s contribution to climate

woredas (districts) of the Oromia Region.

Ethiopia’s Agricultural Growth Programme.

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  his project is supporting 800 smallholder farmers to increase their production and productivity of maize and soybean. The farmers, working through Bako

Bore Farmers’ Cooperative Union, are being supported to

Along with technical assistance, SHA is delivering a comprehensive package of smart subsidies to enable

Self Help Africa is directly targeting 2,800 smallholders

As part of a consortium led by US-based CNFA, SHA is

The project covers 15 districts categorised into four

farmers to increase production and capitalise on this market

to increase their capacity to diversify livelihood activities,

responsible for implementation of the project in the Oromia

clusters, with each member of the consortium taking

opportunity, thereby increasing their incomes and food

improving their wealth, food and livelihood security. The

and SNNP Regions.

responsibility for implementation in a given district.

security.

productivity of crops and livestock and creating better

Self Help Africa is focussing on increasing the productivity

The CSA Project is strengthening the resilience of

Through the cooperative union, farmers are gaining access

market linkages for farmers.

and competitiveness of selected livestock value chains

individuals, households and communities by improving

to improved seeds, mechanical threshers and a revolving

project is focussing on improving the production and

and
on improving the quality and diversity of household

and diversifying livelihoods, developing community-based

loan fund. Business advice and support is being provided

SHA is introducing appropriate technologies to tackle

diets through the intake of livestock products. Integrated

management systems of resources (water, wetlands,

to the cooperatives to ensure the effective management of

watershed and soil erosion problems. Rural savings and

into these components are the crosscutting objectives of

farmlands, communal land and forests) and embedding

the smart subsidies, to build management capacity and to

credit cooperatives are being linked in order to strengthen

engaging people living with HIV/AIDS, improving gender

location-specific climate change adaptation and mitigation

promote the further development of the cooperatives.

the cooperatives, allowing farmers access to financial

equity, promoting ICT solutions, environmental mitigation

strategies into its approach.

The sustainability and scalability of the project is being

services.

and natural resource management.

ensured through reinvestment of the profits obtained by the cooperatives, firstly investing in more seed and, in later seasons, more threshing machines. This investment will enable support to be extended to more of the 14,000 members of the 27 cooperatives affiliated with the union.

Total direct beneficiaries: 2,800 08

Total direct beneficiaries: 5,000

Total direct beneficiaries: 7,750

Total direct beneficiaries: 800 09


L-R: Aster Ayele, Sinkenesh Babissa and Emebet Bayissa pictured at Abdi Gudina SACCO, primary of Keleta Union, Dodota, Oromia.

BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SEED ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION

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limate change is posing significant challenges to Ethiopian communities, affecting water and food security. The utilisation of drought-tolerant, early-

maturing crop varieties, along with conservation agriculture and improved agronomic practices, are crucial to improving resilience. The primary aim of this project is to improve the economic, ecological and organisational resilience of smallholder farmers through on-farm disaster risk management interventions in drought-prone areas of Boset District in Oromia Region. The adoption of conservation agriculture techniques, together with increased availability and utilisation of improved quality seed, is helping to increase crop production, enhance food security and alleviate rural poverty. Furthermore, by increasing the resilience of 3,880 smallholder farmers, they will be less vulnerable to drought and other climate risks and therefore better able to bounce back from disaster.

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,880

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elf Help Africa in Kenya assists smallholder farmers

SHA works with smallholder farmers, farmer groups and

to move from subsistence to prosperity through a

associations in the arid and semi-arid lands to address food

malawi

range of projects from supporting those in extreme

security and nutrition, and link farmers to markets through a

poverty, to assisting enterprise development and business

farming as a business approach.

zambia

Building Sustainable Livelihoods of families made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS (APHIA plus)

USAID / FHI360

€ 500,000

2012 ­ 2017

Directly implemented

Nakuru, Narok

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Cassava Aggregation Supporting Smallholder Agriculture & Value Addition

European Union, Walmart Foundation and Irish Aid

€ 7,500,000

2016

Rafiki Microfinance Bank, RHEAL Solutions, Ugunja Community Resource Centre (UCRC), USTADI Foundation and TruTrade

Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Busia, Kisumu, Kitui and Kilifi

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Gorta Global Village Keringet

Unrestricted funding

€ 2,116,261

2012 ­ 2017

KCSEED Trust

Keringet

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Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development. Scholarship Scheme 2014-15 Class

Unrestricted funding

€ 63,920

2014

BAC

Molo & Nakuru County

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Empowering Women within the Cashew Value Chain

Walmart Foundation

€ 308,000

2015 ­ 2017

USTADI Foundation

Kilifi

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Aflascope

InnovateUK

€ 17.564

2016 ­ 2017

SHA

Kenya

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Water and Sanitation in Keringet

Unrestricted Funding

€94,219

2017 ­

KCSEED Trust

Keringet

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SOUTH SUDAN ETHIOPIA

Programme Area

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partnerships.

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Implementing Partner

Time Frame

2021

KENYA PROGRAMMES

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Khadija Kuroi, Machanga, Kenya, 2015.

2017

Total Budget

Donor

Programme

2017

Lake Turkana, (Lake Rudolf)

01. APHIA Plus 04. Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development Scholarship Scheme, 2014/2015 Class 03. Gorta Global Village

UGANDA

07. Water and Sanitation in Keringet

SOMALIA

KENYA

02. Cassava Aggregation Supporting Smallholder Agriculture & Value Addition

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS OF FAMILIES MADE VULNERABLE BY HIV/AIDS (APHIA PLUS)

06. AflaScope

Mt. Kenya Nakuru

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05. Empowering Women within the Cashew Value Chain

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 he APHIA Plus project is increasing access to

Food security activities include crop production through

economic security initiatives for marginalised, poor

kitchen garden techniques and the promotion of

and disadvantaged groups, particularly families

drought tolerant crop production. Training on enterprise

affected by HIV and AIDS. Through this project groups

development and management is offered whereby the

are linked with opportunities and a range of activities to

support group members are encouraged to choose from a

strengthen their economic status.

range of enterprises based on their interest and context.

Nairobi

TANZANIA

Mt. Kilimanjaro

These enterprises include dairy goat rearing, local goat APHIA plus works with support groups from Nakuru and

breeding, poultry production and rabbit keeping. A key,

Narok counties. Leadership and group dynamics training,

and very successful, element of this project has been the

training in enterprise development and management are

introduction of roof water harvesting and drip irrigation

provided. These groups also receive support through

technologies which reduces labour for vulnerable people

existing extension services.

and allows for growing of vegetables even in dry season.

Total direct beneficiaries: 4,200 12

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KENYA PROGRAMMES

Bernard Kemei (40) , with his wife Zedy (30) and baby Faith, daugter Abagail and son Elisha, Sonokwek village, Bomet County, 2015.

Richard Ngetich (37), Njerian village, Bomet County. 2015.

KENYA PROGRAMMES

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CASSAVA AGGREGATION - SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE & VALUE ADDITION

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 his European Union, Walmart Foundation and Irish

of best-practice cassava production and sustainable

Aid–funded project aims to enable 28,000 farmers

agricultural intensification, SHA and the Ministry for

(including 60% women) in Western, Nyanza, Eastern

Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries will, using the Lead

GORTA GLOBAL VILLAGE - KERINGET

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  he Keringet Community Empowerment project was developed over years using the Global Management Approach. Community representatives, including women

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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2014-15 CLASS

 he Baraka Agricultural College project aims to improve agricultural knowledge and strengthen rural development and extension services in Kenya and

and Coastal regions of Kenya, organised in four farmer-

Farmer and Farmer Field School approaches, train Lead

and youth groups specifically chosen to participate, underwent

owned cooperatives, to increase cassava production and

Farmers as trainers to disseminate trainings to 28,000

training in identifying needs for their community. The community

incomes through meeting current and emerging demand for

smallholders (at least 60% women), organised into producer

identified their strengths (such as dairy and potato production)

The project supports the training and education of students

high-quality cassava products. Farmers will produce tubers

groups. The trainings for farmers will focus on production,

as well as opportunities (local construction activity) and needs

in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development through

for home consumption and commercial supply in chipped

field management, pest and disease control, harvesting and

(local clean water supplies).

the Baraka Agricultural College certificate course. Following

and/or fresh form.

post-harvest handling, processing and storage. Farmers

across the border in neighbouring Uganda.

graduation the knowledge and skills gained will be shared

will be trained on farming as a business; including farm

In partnership with Keringet Community Social, Economic,

with the communities. Graduates return to work within their

This project will facilitate the availability of quality-declared

planning, market planning, enterprise profitability, cashflow

Environmental Development Trust (KCSEED) this project

community and contribute to the transfer of sustainable

cassava planting material, working with the Kenya

analysis, quality standards, group production, aggregation

is designed to improve the food security, ncomes and

agricultural knowledge and techniques. The project thus

Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)

and value-addition. The project will also create 5,600 net

environment of the Keringet community while promoting

improves the livelihoods of graduates and improves farming

to promote farmer production of quality cassava stems.

equivalent jobs amongst the Farmer Business Groups

the health of 3,371 households in the area. The overall aim

practices and production more widely.

Seed producers will be registered with the Kenya Plant

supported. Cross-cutting issues of gender and nutrition will

of this programme is a healthy community which is socially,

Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), who will monitor

be incorporated into training.

economically and culturally developed, living in harmony with

production and certify stems as high-quality and disease-

their environment. The community will work together to promote

free as appropriate. SHA will train seed producers on

SHA will support the formation and registration of 4 farmer

food, economic, environmental and health security, as well as

stem production, soil fertility, field management, pest and

cooperatives to take up cassava marketing and business

establishing the necessary institutions (e.g. the Trust, monitoring

disease control, harvesting and post-harvesting handling,

development. Cooperatives enable farmers to bulk their

committees) to deliver the programme.

processing and storage.

produce, reduce input costs and provide marketing and training channels. SHA will link cooperatives to financial

Self Help Africa provides specific support to implement

In an effort to facilitate cassava production and capacity

institutions who can provide working capital and support

aspects of the local development plan, including the provision

development for farmers to address limited knowledge

further expansion.

of safe drinking water, improving market access by improving infrastructure, launching a range of enterprise development initiatives surrounding dairy and potato production, and adopting solar energy practices for local households.

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Total direct beneficiaries: 28,000 smallholder farming households

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,371

Total direct beneficiaries: 676

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KENYA PROGRAMMES

KENYA PROGRAMMES

Rose Mutai (49) ,Semoi Village, Bomet County, 2015.

Susan Wanjiku Kamau (45), Kwa-Gitau, Nakuru County, 2015.

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EMPOWERING WOMEN WITHIN THE CASHEW VALUE CHAIN

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 his Walmart Foundation-funded project is being jointly implemented by Self Help Africa and the African Cashew Alliance in two countries – Ghana

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AFLASCOPE

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flaScope is a cross-disciplinary collaboration with Crop Innovations, Bora Biotech, Secure Harvest, AgSenze and Pepsi, to examine the feasibility of

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WATER AND SANITATION IN KERINGET

ccess to water and latrines is a huge issue for households in the Kiptulwa area of Kerringet. Children are unable to access clean water or

and Kenya. Through the use two low-cost community-

using an acoustic separation platform for purification of

latrines in school facilities. Households are unable to

based extension approaches, ‘lead farmers’, where farmers

aflatoxins from crops.

access clean, safe, potable water for both household domestic needs and access to water for agriculture.

are linked to district agricultural departments for on-going support, and ‘farmer field schools’, an approach that

Testing & monitoring are vital but, due to complex sample

empowers communities with skills to undertake improved

prep, high cost, inaccessibility & lack of information,

This area is characterised by an abundance of livestock,

agricultural practices, this project will work with a total of

aflatoxin testing is not thoroughly implement. This project

and while a relatively high rainfall in the area, households

35,000 households. Within Kenya, Self Help Africa will work

is developing a novel, rapid & chemical-free procedure for

are unable to source water for cattle close to households.

with 10,000 smallholder cashew farmers (50% women)

extracting & concentrating aflatoxins. When integrated with

This Rotary Ireland-funded project will facilitate the

through our partner, USTADI Foundation, in Kilifi county.

down-stream diagnostic advances, the extraction platform

provision of clean water and access to school latrines for

could enable a low-cost, sensitive, portable test system for

communities both for domestic and agricultural use over a

The project aims to train cashew farmers on increasing

on-site aflatoxin monitoring, increasing ease & frequency of

one year period.

production of quality cashew nuts and has a strategic focus

testing, & potentially improve decontamination.

on empowering women and men within the cashew nut value chain. Cashew producers will diversify incomes by utilising by-products of cashew farming and intercropping with legumes. Training of farmer associations in value chain management and ‘farming as a business’ will enable them to engage in informed relationships with buyers and negotiate prices. The project will also address the low and unstructured organisation of cashew farmers. Organising farmers will enable them to institutionalise knowledge and best practices and create a platform for sharing and multiplying learning and experiences.

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Total direct beneficiaries: 10,000

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,371

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2017

Donor

Total Budget

Time Frame

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sustainable livelihoods, is in line with the government’s

projects in Malawi. The programme goal, to support

current Growth and Development Strategy II.

DISCOVER

The Department for International Development (DFID), Irish Aid, Norwegian Embassy

€ 2,581,989

2011 ­ 2017

Concern Universal, Goal, Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)

Karonga

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Shire Basin Sustainable Natural Resources Management Social Enhancement Project

Millennium Challenge Account - Malawi

€ 574,860

2015

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Water Development, Department of Forestry, Department of Parks & Wildlife, Balaka district council.

Balaka

MODES

USAID

Catholic Relief Services, Human Network International, Mzuzu CADECOM

Balaka, Lilongwe

Blantyre Synod Health & Devt Commission & Nkhadze Alive Youth Organisation

Nkaya & Balaka

2018

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€ 286,651

2014 2017

smallholder farming communities to achieve

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MALAWI MALAWI malawi

Programme Area

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Molly Nyasulu, Wazikaza village, Karonga, Malawi, 2017.

elf Help Africa is engaged in directly implementing

Implementing Partner

Sustainable Livelihood Improvement Resilience Project (SLIP)

Big Lottery Fund

€ 772,340

2015 2018

MALAWI PROGRAMMES

Programme

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Lake Malawi, (Lake Nyasa)

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Lilongwe

04. SLIP

02. Shire Basin Sustainable Natural Resources Management Social Enhancement Project

Blantyre

MOZAMBIQUE

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Minus Nierenda (69) and grand-children, Zinganjara village, 2017.

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Veronica Brown (43) and her daughter Linda Kampira (18), Kuma village, 2017.

MALAWI PROGRAMMES

MALAWI PROGRAMMES

Tamara Kaonga, (41), Mambero village, 2017.

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DISCOVER

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eveloping Innovative Solutions with Communities to Overcome Vulnerability (DISCOVER) is a consortium project seeking to support up to

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SHIRE BASIN SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SOCIAL ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

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 he Shire River is Malawi’s most important water resource, supporting key economic sectors including food production, transport, tourism, agriculture and

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MODES

 he Modernisation of Demand-driven Extension Services (MODES) project is a partnership being led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), between that

900,000 rural people to adapt to and mitigate the effects of

fisheries. It plays a vital role in generating 98% of Malawi’s

organisation and Self Help Africa, Mzuzu CADECOM and

climate change. The project contributes towards reducing

electricity through hydropower.

Human Networks International, in collaboration with Airtel

poverty and vulnerability to climate variability through the development and promotion of sustainable livelihoods

Severe erosion is resulting in sedimentation of the Shire River

management strategies.

Basin, reducing the effectiveness of Malawi’s hydropower

DISCOVER focuses on building resilience and improving the

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SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (SLIP)

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 his Big Lottery Fund backed project aims to significantly reduce poverty levels and sustainably improve the livelihoods of 2,000 poor smallholder

households in Balaka District, southern Malawi.

Malawi, Zodiac Broadcasting and the Ministry of Agriculture

With 50% female beneficiaries, SLIP is promoting improved

and Irrigation.

livelihood security through increased and diversified crop and livestock production; improved ecological resilience

facilities. The same erosion negatively affects farmers by

MODES is providing access to on-demand information

through improved natural resource management; increased

reducing soil fertility, yields, income and food security.

to strengthen the seed sector and promote the

incomes and increased and diversified livelihoods options

commercialisation, distribution and adoption of seeds and

through community-based rural enterprises; and improved access to markets and financial services.

lives of vulnerable people by enhancing the capacity of local government to prepare and respond to climate variability.

The objective of this project is to improve power generation

related key technologies in order to increase smallholder

SHA is working with local government to achieve this

by reducing erosion and sedimentation. In order to achieve

yields and adaptation to climate change.

through developing, updating and reviewing district disaster

this, the project is focusing on improving local management

risk management plans and hazard vulnerability maps;

of natural resources; improving community participation

The project is implementing a national suite of Information

training communities on disaster response; and establishing

in environmental and natural resource decision-making;

Communication Technology (ICT)-enabled extension

community early-warning systems for flood and drought-

improving sustainable management and utilisation of

services. These services will provide an estimated 800,000

prone areas.

forests and woodlots; promoting conservation agriculture,

smallholder farmers with access to critical production

integrated soil fertility management and agro-forestry

advice when they need it to facilitate behaviour change and

In order to assist communities and individuals to adapt to

practices, and engaging communities to promote joint

encourage the adoption of new approaches.

climate change the project promotes crop diversification and

decision-making of men and women on the sustainable

livestock production, together with sustainable and adaptive

management of natural resources at community and

By partnering with both public and private sector stakeholders

agricultural technologies.

household level.

and linking to ongoing value chain projects with closely aligned

In addition, SHA is working with communities to manage

The project is also empowering farmers through a focus

with smallholder farmers in Malawi, and improving the access

their natural resources and reduce the environmental

on business skills development, village savings and loan

and dissemination of information to farmers.

impacts associated with natural disasters and climate

groups, marketing, natural resource-based businesses and

change.

ensuring the nutritional needs of the farmers are met.

objectives, MODES is opening new lines of communication

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Total direct beneficiaries: 13,000 (SHA) Total direct beneficiaries: 3,500

Total beneficiaries: 800,000 (anticipated scale)

Total direct beneficiaries: 2,000 21


01

2017

02 Emmanuel Ngororano and Community Knowledge Worker Peace Ndongyereye, Kisoro.

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elf Help Africa works with and through local

We aim to be a catalyst, developing collaborative

community-based organisations, government

approaches to meet specific local needs through effective,

agencies, international NGOs, private sector

integrated and sustainable solutions.

Total Budget

Donor

MANZO Youth European Union Empowerment Project (MAYEP)

€1,000,000

Agriculture and Market World Food Support for Maize and Programme Beans

€115,277

Local Seed Business ISSD, Irish Aid Outscaling

€110,233

Implementing Partner

Time Frame

Programme Area

Maracha, Nebbi and Zombo, West Nile

2019

Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD)

2017

-

Adjumani, Kiriyandongo, Masindi

Production Departments of Kween, Kapchorwa & Mbale district, BUGIZARDI NAROSerere, UNSPPA, Excel Hort Consult

Eastern region (Kween, Kapchorwa, Mbale) and South Western region (Kisoro, Kabale)

2016

UGANDA PROGRAMMES

Programme

2017

2017 2017

partners and emerging social enterprises in Uganda. In this way initiatives can continue without our support and These diverse partners all have huge potential in addressing

have the potential to grow. Our programmes clearly link

the country’s hunger and poverty. We believe that the

with the national agricultural strategies produced under the

most effective role that we can play is in facilitating

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

partnerships that will bring them together to serve the needs

Development Strategy and Investment Plan.

of underdeveloped rural communities.

MANZO YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (MAYEP)

01

M

AYEP is a €1 million EU-funded project that has been designed with local partners AFARD, to

malawi

UGANDA

support youth empowerment and economic

development in the West Nile region.

SUDAN

zambia

The project is targeting 3,000 individuals under 27 in Maracha,

burkinafaso

Gulu

ghana

kenya

02. Agriculture and Market Support for Maize and Beans

and empowerment at its core, MAYEP is promoting wider opportunities for young people to gain access to employment and to engage in dialogue with duty- bearers at community,

01. MANZO Youth Empowerment Project (MAYEP)

district and regional level.

togo

employment and driving successful self-employment and enterprise development. A gender-transformative approach is being employed throughout the project ensuring that 50% of those involved are female and that female youth are supported and encouraged to apply for leadership positions in the groups established. To succeed, MAYEP is building local partnerships with processors, traders and buyers. Linking youth to ongoing business networks and training/mentoring opportunities and strengthening institutional and political support for youth development.

UGANDA Kampala

Lake Victoria

Ronald Kahima, Kikyenkye, Ibanda.

KENYA

Lake Albert

readiness skills of those involved as a means for initiating

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,000

Lira

DR CONGO

Nebbi and Zombo Districts. Placing youth participation

MAYEP is building the capacity, knowledge and work-

03. Local Seed Business Outscaling

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Agnes Katushabe (53) with husband Odomaro Byanihaugha (65)

Justine Tumwesigye, Binyungu.

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AGRICULTURE AND MARKET SUPPORT FOR MAIZE AND BEANS

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LOCAL SEED BUSINESS OUTSCALING

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districts to increase production and to access markets for

project aims to establish 30 new LSBs, directly benefitting

the sale of maize and beans.

900 new farmers, and increase the uptake of quality seed

  hrough the Agriculture and Market Support for Maize and Beans Project funded by the World Food Programme, Self Help Africa is supporting

3,000 farmers across Adjumani, Kiriyandongo and Masindi

n Uganda, the uptake and utilisation of quality seed by smallholder farmers is very low with over 85% depending on, often, poor quality seed saved from

previous seasons. This local seed business out-scaling

by smallholder farmers through increased awareness The project will support the formation and development

of the economic benefits of using quality declared seed

of 12 farmer organisations (made up of 40 groups) which

and strategic linkages with others in the seed sector. 15

will allow members to bulk and collectively market 800

LSBs are in Eastern Uganda and 15 in the South Western

metric tonnes of maize and 200 metric tonnes of beans

Highlands.

in 2017. The groups and farmer organisations will also be linked to microfinance institutions for banking services

In partnership with HNI and key stakeholders, Self Help

and agricultural loans, and to quality agricultural service

Africa has developed a mobile-phone based extension

providers for inputs and post-harvest equipment.

service reaching out to rural populations in Uganda. This service will be a key method of disseminating information

The project will provide training and mentoring support

on quality seed, its advantages, how it is produced, key

to build the capacity of the farmers on climate-smart

regulations and where it is available. Farmers have free

agriculture practices, post-harvest handling, farming as a

access to the SMS platform and will be given a credit of

business, marketing and group management. They will also

10 free calls per month. In addition, Self Help Africa will

be supported to conduct market research and establish

organise regional seed events and contribute to farmer

private sector linkages to obtain competitive prices for their

field days which will give farmers the opportunity to meet

produce.

stakeholders and see demonstrated technologies in the field, with a view to increasing awareness and access to quality seeds for poor smallholder farmers in the region.

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,000 24

Total direct beneficiaries: 900 25


2017

02 02 Twins Oumarou and Aboubacar Ouedraogo (12) Loumbila, Oubritenga, Burkina Faso, 2016.

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  he West Africa programme operates in three countries:

The focus of the programme is increasingly on value addition

Burkina Faso, Ghana and Togo with the Regional office

and creating linkages with private sector opportunities for

based in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso and country

agricultural producers.

zambia

burkinafaso

malawi

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offices in Tamale, Ghana, and Dapaong, Togo. ghana zambia

burkinafaso

kenya

ghana

togo

BRACED Programme – DFID

€1,586,064

Improving Incomes & Food Security through Agricultural Production

Jersey Overseas Aid Commission

€339,000

Realising Agricultural Productivity Gains in the Sahel

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Empowering Women within the Cashew Value Chain

Walmart Foundation

Improved governance & access to water and sanitation

EU

05

zambia

WEST AFRICA burkinafaso

ghana

togo

kenya

NIGER

togo

01 01. Building Resilience to Climate Extremes 02. Improving Incomes & Food Security through Agricultural Production

MALI

2014

Welthungerhilfe, PER, Wend Yam & CABI

Kourwéogo, Oubritenga, Plateau Central, Sanmatenga & Bam Provinces, Centre Nord regions. (Burkina Faso)

ADECCOL

Kourittenga Province & Centre-East Region (Burkina Faso)

Comité Interprofession de Céréales

Centre-Nord Region, Burkina Faso)

SHA

Bole, Wenchi, Kintampo & Brong-Ahafo (Ghana)

3ASC

Savannah Region (Northern Togo)

2017

2015 2017

€649,110

2015 2017

€ 454,664

2015 2017

€666,650

BUILDING RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE EXTREMES AND DISASTERS, BURKINA FASO

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BURKINA FASO

05. Improved Governance & Access to Water and Sanitation

Dapaong

through sustainable access to drought-tolerant seeds, improved soil fertility and a specific focus on enterprise development. The project is also working closely with the government to

smallholder farmers to cope with the impact of climate

strengthen agricultural extension services and early-warning

variability by diversifying agricultural production and

weather systems.

increasing household income. Working with Welthungerhilfe, local government and local

used for embedding climate adaptation approaches in local,

partners in Burkina Faso the project is building the economic,

regional and national plans and generating best practice

ecological and organisational resilience of 620,000 women,

guidelines on climate adaptation in the Sahel region.

children and men. The project is promoting the diversification of agricultural

TOGO

Lake Volta

Accra

Members of a rice producer group, Yargo Centre Village, Kourittenga, Centre East, Burkina Faso.

Volta

GHANA

Total direct beneficiaries: 620,000

BENIN

Tamale

04. Empowering Women within the Cashew Value Chain

2019

  his project seeks to strengthen the ability of

production of smallholder farmers and improving incomes

COTE D´IVOIRE

2017

Evidence from the resilience-building approaches is being

Ouagadougou

26

Programme Area

malawi

kenya

03.Realising Agricultural Productivity Gains in the Sahel

Building Resilience to Climate Extremes and Disasters

Implementing Partner

Time Frame

WEST AFRICA PROGRAMMES

01

Total Budget

Donor

Programme

Lome

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Martine Zongo in her rice field, Yargo Centre, Kourittenga, Burkina Faso.

02

IMPROVING INCOMES & FOOD SECURITY THROUGH AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, BURKINA FASO

REALISING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY GAINS IN THE SAHEL, BURKINA FASO

03

04

EMPOWERING WOMEN WITHIN THE CASHEW VALUE CHAIN, GHANA

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IMPROVED GOVERNANCE AND ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION, TOGO

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Through the use of two low-cost community-based

The project aims at drilling new and rehabilitating boreholes

The Centre Nord Region is an area characterised by a short

extension approaches, ‘lead farmers’ and ‘farmer field

in order to give access to safe drinking water to 5,750

growing season, high rainfall variability, under-diversified

schools’, communities are receiving skills to undertake

people. 1,908 latrines of which 150 are ECOSAN will be

agriculture and is highly vulnerable to food insecurity.

improved agricultural practices.

built over the three year providing sanitation facilities to

management of wetlands for rice production. Improving

In Burkina Faso, sorghum and millet, on which the project

The project is training cashew farmers on increasing production

transform faecal waste into a safe, natural fertiliser, so any

access to irrigation enables farmers to produce vegetable

focuses, make up the staple food of around 70% of the

of quality cashew nuts and empowering producers within the

additional benefit of this project will be an increase in crop

crops during the dry season, and help diversify diets and

population. Through this pilot, Self Help Africa proposes

cashew nut value chain. Cashew growers are being assisted

yields through access to natural fertiliser.

improve nutrition. Drip irrigation reduces labour demands,

to test whether strengthening the capacity of the Comité

to diversify incomes by utilising by-products of cashew farming

and farmers can spend more time on other income-

Interprofession de Céréales – Burkina Faso (CIC-B) and

and inter-cropping with legumes.

generating activities.

stimulating local demand will transform the sorghum and

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ocated in the Centre East Region of Burkina Faso, this Jersey Overseas Aid Commission supported project is improving household income and food

security for 1,240 farmers by increasing production and

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elf Help Africa is collaborating with Context Global Development (CDG) on a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF) funded pilot project in the

Centre Nord Region of Burkina Faso.

returns from rice and vegetables. Farmers are being trained in rice and vegetable production, seed multiplication, in establishing irrigated market

  his Walmart Foundation funded project is being jointly implemented with the African Cashew Alliance in two countries – Ghana and Kenya.

  his three-year project funded by the EU is going to be implemented in the Savannah Region of Northern Togo.

19,080 people. The ECOSAN latrines are designed to

garden plots for vegetable production, and in improved

The project is also supporting the establishment of strong

WEST AFRICA PROGRAMMES

WEST AFRICA PROGRAMMES

Habibou Tiendrebeogo, Nomgana Village, Loumbila, Burkina Faso.

In order for our intervention to be sustainable artisans will be trained in latrines construction and borehole maintenance

millet value chains in the country, improving productivity,

Training of farmer associations in value chain management

and water points management structures will be set up and

income and nutrition of smallholder farmers in dryland areas.

and ‘farming as a business’ is enabling them to engage in

strengthen to collect fees from users in order to fund any

informed relationships with buyers and negotiate prices.

repair needed.

producer and processor cooperatives that will enable farmers to increase returns through processing and improved market

CIC-B is an umbrella organisation representing producers,

access. Additionally, training is being provided to lead

traders, processors, input suppliers and transporters. SHA

The project is also addressing the low and unstructured

Hygiene training will be provided in the communities

farmers and work is being carried out in close cooperation

will test whether it is a suitable and sustainable mechanism

organisation of cashew farmers. Organising farmers will enable

targeted by the intervention.

with government extension staff to ensure that skills and

to address a range of constraints in the sorghum and

them to institutionalise knowledge and best practices and

knowledge are embedded at community level.

millet value chain. The learning generated from testing this

create a platform for sharing and multiplying learning and

approach will be widely applicable as CIC-B structures are

experiences.

already established in a number of West African countries and cover a range of crops.

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Total direct beneficiaries: 1,250

Total direct beneficiaries: 25,000 (Ghana)

Total direct beneficiaries: 36,641 29


Total Budget

Irish Aid Local Development Programme

Irish Aid

€9,350,000

2013 ­ 2017

Provincial Planning Unit; Mbala Council; Luwingu Council; Households in Distress

Mbala and Luwingu districts, Northern Province

02

Nutrition Sensitive AgriFood Value Chains

IFAD

€ 213,784

2016

McGill University; World Fish; Bioversity International

Luwingu district, Northern Province

Six seed grower associations

Mpika, Lundazi

Kaoma Cheshire Community Care Centre

Kaoma district, Western Province

OPAD, SASS, SRDA

Southern, Central and Lusaka Provinces

Chipata, Eastern Province

2017

Community Orientated Development Programme

2017

Heifer International

Chipata, Eastern Province

SHA

Kalumbila and Kaoma districts

03

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The country programme works primarily through commodity

two key areas: Rural Enterprise Development and

producer groups, seed producer groups, research stations,

Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods.

local NGOs, civil society organisations and local government to reach smallholder farmers.

Improving Smallholder Access to Quality Seed

Irish Aid

€ 324,713

SHA also provides support and capacity building to local

production of improved varieties of seed, rural enterprise

government departments in planning, monitoring, evaluation

development and income generation, and environmental

and training.

2015 2021

04

Kaoma Farm Development Project

GSHA

Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-Basin

AfDB via Ministry of National Planning & Development

€ 377,943

Value Added Vegetables

Renewable Energy Forum

€ 30,468

€250,000

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rehabilitation.

2015 2017

Projects address a selection of integrated issues: sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition security, research into and

Programme Area

01

2019

elf Help Africa’s programme focus in Zambia is on

Implementing Partner

Time Frame

ZAMBIA PROGRAMMES

Foster Simeo, Malela Village, Northern Province, 2015.

2017

Donor

Programme

2016 2017

malawi

ZAMBIA

06

zambia

burkinafaso

01. Irish Aid Local Development Programme

ghana

kenya

DR CONGO togo

08. Pathway to Self-Reliance for Refugees in Zambia

Lac Moeru (Lake Mweru)

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Enhanced Livelihood Livestock, Trade, Enterprise II (Elite II)

World Bank

Pathways to selfreliance for Refugees in Zambia

UNHCR

€200,000

2016

2018

hi 02. Nutrition Sensitive Agri-Food Value Chains

Kitwe

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€507,862

2017 2020

MALAWI Chipata Mongu

04. Kaoma Farm Development Project

ZAMBIA

06. Value-Added Vegetables

Lusaka 07. Elite II

ZIMBABWE 05. Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-Basin

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Ignatius Mulenga,, Malela Village, Nothern Province, 2016.

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ZAMBIA PROGRAMMES

ZAMBIA PROGRAMMES

Showthem Sikombe and his wife Elizabeth, Nsunda, Northern Province, 2015.

Juliet Mwela, Malela Village, Northern Province, 2016.

01

IRISH AID LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

02

NUTRITION SENSITIVE AGRI-FOOD VALUE CHAINS IN MALAWI AND ZAMBIA

IMPROVING SMALLHOLDER ACCESS TO QUALITY SEED

03

KAOMA FARM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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infrastructure. This low level of productivity has a significant

of farmland which if well utilised has potential to make the

The programme aims to increase market-oriented sustainable

the availability, accessibility and consumption of diverse, safe

impact on people’s lives, and farmers often struggle to feed

KCCC largely self-sufficient in food production and less reliant

agriculture production and productivity; improve the nutrition

nutritious foods for improved household nutrition and health.

their families throughout the year.

on external funding.

capacity of district authorities to achieve improved planning

Through assessing and the opportunities to add value to

Use of early generation seed, including indigenous landraces,

SHA is providing technical assistance to management

and service delivery for local communities. IALDP is enabling

and improve the nutrient content of selected commodities

and conservation agriculture can improve crop yields. Using

on best practice in crop and livestock production,

farmers to increase production and marketing of poultry,

throughout the value chain, SHA, partners and project

participatory, farm-based research, SHA is working with

seed multiplication and marketing of the farm produce.

goats, fish and a variety of crops. Crops with higher nutrient

participants will be able to develop contextually appropriate

Seed Grower Associations and their smallholder farmer

Conservation agriculture techniques are also being

value, such as beans, groundnuts and vegetables are

methods of processing these foods in ways that maintain or

membership to test how various types of indigenous legumes

introduced so that crops are more resilient to the increasingly

promoted.

enhance their nutrition content.

perform under conservation agriculture practices in the

irregular weather patterns in the area.

IALDP has also mobilised over 2,000 community volunteers

The project will collaborate with a variety of Zambian actors,

testing the impact of growing legumes with cereal crops such

The farm has huge potential to be a supplier of value-added

who educate and support mothers and care givers on

including the University of Zambia, agro-dealers, government

as maize, on improving soil fertility and reducing weeds.

products such as sunflower oil, peanut butter and early-

a range of issues, including good infant and young child

extension staff, cooperatives and smallholder farmers

feeding practices, HIV and AIDS, malaria prevention and

as building local capacity and harnessing existing local

Seed Grower Associations are key players in the Zambian

good practices in nutrition, water and sanitation. and is also

knowledge are key to the success of the project.

seed multiplication system, and SHA is working with six

rish Aid Local Development Programme (IALDP) is a fiveyear programme targeting 17,000 households across two districts of Northern Zambia.

elf Help Africa is the Zambian-based implementing partner in a research consortium led by McGill University with sub-grantees World Fish Centre and

Bioversity International. The project’s objective is to promote

espite Zambia’s favourable climate and vast areas of productive land, productivity is held back by a lack of access to quality seed, transport and other

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 aoma Cheshire Community Care Centre (KCCC) cares for orphans who have lost one or both parents because of AIDS. The centre owns a large piece

and health status of vulnerable households; and build the

different geographical regions of Zambia. Farmers are also

generation seed to surrounding farming households, local

establishing Accumulated Savings and Credit Associations.

SGAs to develop their organisational functioning, business

The programme is building the capacity of Mbala and

operations and positioning within groundnut, bean and other

Luwingu District Authorities to plan and implement effective

legume seed value chains.

markets and beyond.

service delivery to the population and to identify and SHA’s seed research has contributed to national level thinking

implement community-initiated projects.

and decision-making on landraces in Zambia. Over the next five years,this research will allow to further share learning and influence seed sector policy to benefit smallholder farmers.

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Total direct beneficiaries: 2,400

Total direct beneficiaries: 1,980

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VALUE-ADDED VEGETABLES

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ENHANCED LIVESTOCK TRADE AND ENTERPRISE II

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PATHWAYS TO SELF-RELIANCE FOR REFUGEES IN ZAMBIA

to current climate variability and long-term consequences of

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real challenge. Farmers typically dry the vegetables using

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entered its second phase in 2017. Self Help Africa, together

Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi,

climate change. As a Climate Risk and Adaption Facilitator

traditional methods: soaking vegetables in salt solutions to

with Heifer International, has been working with three

Somalia. Some are now being offered a Local Integration

(CRAF), SHA is assisting these communities who are in

maintain their colour and then drying them in the sun.

District Livestock Associations (DLAs) and goat farmers to

Programme by the Government of Zambia in collaboration

improve productivity and strengthen their position within the

with United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Self

trengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue SubBasin (SCRiKA) is a one year pilot project whose objective is to help rural farming communities adapt

n many parts of Zambia there is an abundant supply of fruit and leafy vegetables in the rainy season, however, preserving this supply in the months post-harvest is a

highly vulnerable areas to identify and address the impacts

mallholder farmers in Zambia’s Eastern Province are in a better position to profit from small livestock production thanks to the ELITE II project, which

ZAMBIA PROGRAMMES

ZAMBIA PROGRAMMES

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Ignatius Simeo, Northern Province

Emma Kayela, Nsunda Village, Northern Province.

STRENGTHENING CLIMATE RESILIENCE IN THE KAFUE SUD BASIN

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  he settlements in Meheba, North-Western Province and Mayukwayukwa, Western Province, are home to approximately 37,000 refugees from Angola,

of climate change in their local development plans and

This process is unsatisfactory for many reasons – capacity

goat value chain, through improving sector coordination,

Help Africa is leading a pilot project with UNCHR to design,

access funding for community adaptation projects.

is very limited, particularly at peak harvest time, and drying

formalization of processes, and developing market

implement a graduation programme to instil a spirit of

fruit and vegetables in the sun over days exposes these

information systems. In 2016, all three DLAs progressed

self-reliance for refugees and other vulnerable local families

Working with local government and our partners,

foods to contamination by dirt, insects and other pests.

to formal registration as cooperatives, counting 2,883

in the host community. SHA staff are working closely with

Organisation for Promotion of Active Development (OPAD),

Vegetables dried in direct sunlight also have a reduced

members.

the UNHCR livelihoods team and relevant government

Sibanyati Agriculture Support Services (SASS) and

micro-nutrient content compared to those dried using solar

Sustainable Rural Development Agency (SRDA), SHA is

dryers. These driers have the potential to greatly increase

This second phase of the ELITE II project further develops

supporting communities to contribute to district climate

production volumes available for home consumption and

this work in Chipata, Katete and Chadiza districts by

The graduation approach supports households over

change adaption plans, so that their concerns and needs

sale, and to ensure consumers are gaining the maximum

building the capacity of the DLAs to coordinate, provide

18 months through assigning a plot of land, training on

are addressed.

nutritional benefit from the products.

training opportunities, links to potential buyers and a

agriculture, setting up savings and credit groups, counselling

collective voice for their membership. Similar structures

for behaviour change, a productive asset grant and

Communities are also receiving advice and financial support

Almost 50 producer groups near Chipata, Eastern

will be built in Katete and Chadiza districts in collaboration

developing producer groups linked to markets.

to design, implement and manage community projects

Province, have been producing 1.2 tonnes of dried

with local authorities. At community level, ELITE II provides

that will enable them to adapt to the changing climate

vegetables each per year using traditional methods.

organisational and technical training to new and existing

The project will work with 300 vulnerable households from

conditions, for example drilling boreholes, developing skills

Through our partner Community Oriented Development

Livestock Producer Groups (over 100 in total) and

the refugee and host communities to increase self-reliance.

in climate smart agriculture methods, and diversifiying from

Project (CODEP), we have identified the top 10 groups

opportunities for learning exchanges between groups.

This will reduce dependency on UNHCR hand-outs and

crop production into small livestock farming. The project

(20 farmers per group, the majority of whom are women),

Linking goat farmers to financial services such as village

enable these vulnerable households to meet their food and

will also create better access to early warning weather

to assist them to kick-start solar drying businesses. Each

saving and loan schemes and micro-finance institutions is

nutrition requirements as well as basic social and economic

information and improve public awareness of climate

group has the use of a drier, using a usage-fee model,

another key component of the project, to enable access to

needs such as school fees, medical fees and food

adaption strategies.

thus enabling the members to vastly improve the quality

working capital and investment in inputs.

requirements throughout the year.

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,000

Total direct beneficiaries: 300 households (1,500 people)

ministries.

and quantity of vegetables produced.

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Total direct beneficiaries: 200

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