Agricultural practices are the mainstay of the people. Thus the Foundation plans a robust Business Development Service for small holders farmers will be very significant in empowering the widows and provide a means of livelihood and sustenance.
The Agriculture Project for the widows will be driven by the need to engage the services of an Agricultural Consulting firm to design plans and strategies to deal with aspects of Business Development Services for smallholder farmers
Building sustainable livelihoods
Since farming and general agricultural practice are the mainstay of the peoples’ practice and means of livelihoods, it is important that the opportunities in the sector are fully harnessed for maximum gains.
The clusters of support services will make them succeed in their endeavours with the objectives of reducing poverty, creating wealth, generating jobs and contributing to growing the rural economy. These activities can be found in the following:
Market research, information development and linkages
Quality assurances programmes
Produce processing and value addition
Marketing and Export
Transport and Delivery
Linkage to technology transfer/ commercialization
We believe that by creating sustainable livelihoods to the eradication of poverty amongst the target group – widows by developing a practical development approach of creating BIG ideas for agrarian and peasant population that shoulders the burden of sustenance left behind by their husbands as a result of the conflict.
The Foundation realized the need for support and partnership. Thus, we will develop a framework for increasing grants and funding within the target stakeholders and partners.