Seeds of Future: Fighting hunger in angola

Angola

The problem of food insecurity in Angola is still very serious in rural areas, where 60% of the population lives; Children are the most vulnerable population. The provinces of Huambo and Bié, where the project will be developed, are among the areas most affected by food insecurity in Angola, with 47% of the population in a situation of severe food insecurity.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    8%raised
    • Repsol clients 863€
  • Direct beneficiaries 100

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 400

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

FUNDACIÓN CODESPA

Budget

  • Staff 10.000€
  • Total 10.000€
10.000€

Description

The Angolan peasants mostly grow corn and potatoes, which are poor in protein and nutrients, and generates precarious physical health and latent conditions of food insecurity. With this project, CODESPA offer training production thecniques to small farmers and income improvement thourgh the storage system of all cooperatives. locally organized in cooperatives, to implement a local system of multiplication and commercialization of improved seeds, with dissemination activities and awareness of soy consumption, given that it is a crop that contributes in a special way to the improvement of nutrition and childhood health.

Through this education, it is intended to contribute to the improvement of the quality and productivity of the farmers' crops; incorporating knowledge and access to adequate agricultural inputs and training in the use of seed multiplication systems and their subsequent commercialization, as well as activities, actions and services foreseen to undertake and develop their full execution. In this way, the path towards the strengthening of micro-businesses of existing seeds is developed, thus improving the living conditions of families and their income levels.

This teaching allows to incorporate in the daily agricultural practices the use of new products such as soy and its derivatives that provide great nutritional value and greatly benefit the health status of these rural areas. The carrying out of activities of diffusion and sensitization about the consumption of soya contribute of special way in the improvement of the nutrition and the health of the childhood, fighting like this against the hunger of the inhabitants of the Angolan provinces of Huambo and Bié

Activities

  • Training to small farmers to improve production techniques to become multipliers and managers of seed banks created by the project, for the production and sustainable supply of good quality soy seeds through community seed banks.

  • Training in healthy nutrition practices for a higher level of food health. The purpose is to ensure the diversification of diets and the incorporation of foods such as soya, due to its high protein value.

Who will benefit?

100 low-income families in a situation of food vulnerability from Huambo and Bié in Angola.

The 100 families will be trained in both agricultural production techniques and healthy eating practices; It is mainly about fathers and mothers of families dedicated to agriculture who are responsible for the sustenance of their relatives.

Project objectives

To improve food security fevels of 100 families, through the most complete agricultural training possible and adapted to the circumstances and needs of the provinces of Huambo and Bié.

Transparency

FUNDACIÓN CODESPA fully complies with the 9 Principles of Transparency and Good Practices analyzed by the Lealtad Foundation

Fundacion Lealtad

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