The Rural Agriculture Revitalisation Programme provides smallholders with all the important elements required for success.
This is the starting point for the AoteA Holistic Programme.
“SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, HOME TO MORE THAN 1 BILLION PEOPLE, HALF OF WHOM WILL BE UNDER 25 YEARS OLD BY 2050, IS A DIVERSE CONTINENT OFFERING HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO YIELD INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND ERADICATE POVERTY IN THE REGION. – WORLD BANK”
The purpose of the AoteA Rural Revitalisation Programme is to form the main starting point for the whole of the Holistic Programmes; it kick-starts rural small holders across teh region by providing them with the foundations that they really need in order to become self-sufficient, to grow cash crops across multiple seasons, improve their health, finances, the regional economy and the environment.
The programme doesn’t just provide them with the things they need it also works with them over years to improve their situation and that of their neighbours, countries, environment and of the entire region. It works to manage off-take to either sell as cash crops or to be purchased by other elements of the programme (e.g. purchasing hemp fibres to process into textiles and then sell on to the textile industry, from which the programme will assist in purchasing end products and exporting, thus bringing in FOREX.
“THINK HOW MUCH MORE RURAL PEOPLE COULD CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY, PEACE AND STABILITY IF THEY HAD THE RESOURCES TO IMPROVE THEIR FARMS AND BUSINESSES AND TO PROSPER, NOT JUST SURVIVE.”
ALVARO LARIO – PRESIDENT OF IFAD |