This is a sustainable livelihoods project aimed at increasing food security and income of 7200 households in Lango sub-regions particularly Amolatar district in 2017-2021. The project focuses on the increase of production and farm resilience through agro-ecological agriculture and climate change adaptation. The project also looks at strengthening marketing associations aimed at improving commercialization of agricultural products of family farmers. The project believes that bulking of produce/products and very good post-harvest handling contributes to family farmers getting more control over the value chain and a better share of the benefits.
The project also aimed at improving gender equality by training relevant stakeholders and farmers in a rights-based approach on gender and using Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS), as well as Community Peace Promoters (CPPs) who work with the target groups.
Youth is a special target group in the project. In order to develop a strong agriculture sector in a sustainable way, it’s crucial to involve and motivate youth. There are opportunities for youth to earn their income in value chains, and at the same time, they can offer an added value when leading improvements and innovation in those value chains.