ABOUT SELF HELP AFRICA:
Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses. Self Help Africa is motivated by injustice, by their expertise in small-scale agriculture and family-farm business, and the opportunity to help small farmers change the lives of their families.
SELF HELP AFRICA – KENYA
Supporting smallholder farmers to move from subsistence to prosperity is at the core of our programme work in Kenya.
Self Help Africa in Kenya works with smallholder farmers to move them from subsistence to commercialisation through a range of projects – from supporting those in extreme poverty, to assisting enterprise development and business partnerships.
SHA works with smallholder farmers, farmer groups and associations across the country, including in the arid and semi-arid areas to address food security and nutrition challenges, and link farmers to markets through a farming as a business approach.
SELF HELP AFRICA – KENYA NEWS:
SELF HELP AFRICA IS ON A MISSION TO PLANT MORE THAN ONE MILLION TREES
May 2021: In late March 2021, Self Help Africa through their ‘One Million Trees’ initiative achieved its goal when the one millionth tree was planted on a community-managed land close to Lake Ziway, Ethiopia.
The campaign has received immense support with approximately 5,000 people across Ireland backing the initiative in Ireland and in numerous Africa countries including Kenya and Uganda. The campaign was designed to provide people with the opportunity to link local with global action to combat climate change. A collaboration between Self Help Africa and Glenisk, it also received the backing of the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO), and of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA).
The campaign was so successful that Self Help Africa has launched the ‘Another One Million Trees’ to mark Earth Day’s 50TH Anniversary. Support the initiative here
10,000 TREES REHABILITATE DEGRADED KENYA LANDS
June 2021: Self Help Africa’s Kenya team has joined representatives from local communities, forestry and environmental services, and other agencies to plant 10,000 new trees on degraded lands along one of the most important water catchments in Baringo County. More than 300 community representatives and guests attended a ceremony that launched the initiative on World Environment Day, with the Governor of the expansive Baringo County, Stanley Kiptis officially launching the new tree planting initiative.
The work was carried out as part of Self Help Africa’s new four-year Baringo climate adaptation project – Baringo Resilience Initiative: Nurturing Greater Opportunity (BARINGO), which is designed to improve access for 10,000 agro-pastoralist households to agricultural extension services and other support in the area. Read more here
AGRIFI – CREATING JOBS AND DEVELOPING MARKETS
December 2020: Twelve businesses in remote parts of Kenya were selected to receive more than €6m in match-funding through the latest AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund. The funding will enable companies operating in a wide range of sectors to increase their production capacity and boost markets for large numbers of rural poor farming households. The businesses awarded will uplift their communities through the creation of hundreds of new jobs and providing markets for thousands of farming families.
Previously, AgriFI Kenya awarded more than €4m in financial support under the programme, which is supported by the European Union and has also received funding support from Slovak Aid. The fund, over five years, is seeking to support up to 50 businesses, create up to 10,000 new jobs, and develop markets for up to 100,000 small-scale farming producers. Read the full article here
Source: Self Help Africa