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Sustainable livelihoods for small-scale farmers

Objectives:

The project aims to offer 1,200 small-scale farmer families in vulnerable rural communities the opportunity to improve their food security and financial independence. This involves educating, training and counselling farmer families in technical agrarian skills (sustainable agriculture to improve agricultural productivity, food security and income), environmental protection practices, basic agrarian business skills (entrepreneurial skills, basic financial management and microcredit administration) and group work techniques and dynamics. A Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) will also be implemented to act as an umbrella organisation for existing Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs). It will facilitate an exchange of know-how and experiences, and act as a deposit for funds, to increase security.

 

The NGO:
ICEP (Institut zur Cooperation bei Entwicklungs-Projekten) is an Austrian NGO founded in 1998 that contributes to efforts to alleviate poverty in developing countries. In so doing, it seeks to develop local capacities, together with local partners, to ensure that people can live from their own work and that improvements are self-sustaining. For this project, ICEP is partnering with the local NGO Safe Neighbourhood Foundation (SNF), established in 1998, which aims to empower rural families, communities and marginalised groups in rural areas.


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Duration
October 2016 – September 2018

Location
Budaka District

With whom
ICEP (Institut zur Cooperation bei Entwicklungs-Projekten)

Website
http://www.icep.at/