OUR PROGRAMMES

Food and Agriculture

 

By 2050, the world will be faced with the challenge of feeding another two billion citizens as the world's population is likely to reach nine billion. The subsequent impact on the food security of millions of people will be huge, as the demand for food rises in a world of limited resources.The challenge of meeting this demand in a sustainable way is enormous. Taking into account the effects of more frequent and extreme weather events, such as flooding and drought, the challenge grows even more serious.

 

Under this programme,FARIAD is focused on increasing crop production while ensuring environmental sustainability, adaptability to climate change and affordability for marginal and small farmers. Key to this plan is ensuring that improved inputs and technologies are taken to rural farmers and Science knowledge and technology information on modern methods of farming through capacity-building to rural farmerst are disseminated to rapidly increase agricultural productivity in ways that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

 

 

In addition,we improve access to markets and value chains, such as improved value chains and timely access to price and market information; standards for food products; the role of information and communication technologies; post-harvest, storage, and processing techniques; product and market development.

 

Our approach

 

The FARIAD has four broad approaches to tackling food security:

 

  • Prioritising nutrition interventions for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children from conception to two years of age. This is what is known as the critical ‘1,000 day window of opportunity’. By getting our support to children so early in their development we can prevent the nutrition related problems of one generation being passed to another through the mother and child.
  • Supporting agricultural growth in rural areas because we know that this makes the greatest contribution to food security and because it has the greatest benefits for the poorest
  • Providing some of the very poorest people with small amounts of cash so that they can buy the food they need from local markets, and other non-food items like fuel and medicines, or in some cases, a goat or chickens to help them build their productive potential over time and escape poverty
  • Working with international partners, governments, private sector and civil society organisations to help get the right policy environment in place to stimulate growth and increase private sector investment.

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