PROJECTS

Our projects

Are oriented to rural development and aim to stimulate inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in rural communities through provision of technical advisory services, development and transfer of technology and knowledge and strengthening of local governments and institutions. Specifically our projects equip smallholders with tools and knowledge to lead to sustainable food production, equitable returns and climate change mitigation.

IRRIGAMBIA

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Smart farming tools for the enhancement of irrigation efficiency in The Gambia

HORTI-GREEN

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Green Horticultural Processing Sector in Kenya

The project Smarfarmingtools is enhancing efficiency in the use of water resources in the agricultural sector of West Africa through the development of an irrigation advisory service (IAS), which promotes the emergence of mitigation and adaptation practices in West African family farms and farming systems.

In partnership with NARI (National Agriculture Research Institute), the action will provide innovative and sustainable irrigation practices adapted to the conditions of The Gambia. Therefore, the project will minimise the environmental impacts, while increasing the yields of crop production, thus allowing to increase the incomes of the farmers and their job opportunities.

The HORTI-GREEN project is an action implemented by Fundación SUSTALDE, University of Nairobi, Consumer Information Network and Kenya Bureau of Standards.The action was awarded a grant under the Switch Africa Green Programme, which is co-financed by the European Union(ENV/2017/391-383).

The HORTI-GREEN project aims to foster the adoption of SCP practices in the Kenyan horticultural processing industry in order to support the transformation towards an inclusive green economy which generates growth, creates jobs and reduces poverty. To achieve this overall objective, the action is specifically aimed at equipping Kenyan Horticultural Processing MSMEs, eco-entrepreneurs and business service providers with the necessary knowledge and tools to promote and adopt SCP practices and seize green economy opportunities.

SUPRA

Sustainable production and commercialization strategies in the agri-food sector in South Africa

High-value horticultural crops project for productive diversification and sustainable local development in the cross-border area between the Dominican Republic and Haiti

The project focused mainly on the agri-food smallholders sector of Limpopo, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal, due to its economic importance and its potential for improvement regarding environmental, social and economic issues. For a sustainable agricultural green economy, a number of market and non-market based mechanism have been used to provide incentives to invest in sustainable practices for farmers and to go beyond short term survival strategies, although there was no local certification capacities, developing aGreen Certification Schemes allowed products originating from small scale producers to complete in new niche markets locally and internationally. Market branding certifications such as Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and others also contributed to the greening agriculture.

High-value horticultural crops project for productive diversification and sustainable local development in the cross-border area between the Dominican Republic and Haiti was an action financed by the European Union and implemented by the DIGECOOM (Dirección General de Cooperación Multilateral). The action sought to contribute to sustainable and inclusive local development in the cross-border area of the Elías Piña province (Dominican Republic) and the Center Department (Haiti). The use of greenhouses for the production of high value horticultural crops allowed the diversification of agricultural activity, generating new sources of income for family farmers. Furthermore, the action promoted the sustainable management of agro-businesses and the development of the commercialization chain through the promotion of associations between producers, the constitution of new producer organizations to commercialize high-value horticultural products and the carrying out of activities training in management, marketing and negotiation.

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