Self-Help Africa (SHA)
"Their vision is an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa"
Self Help Africa is dedicated to ending hunger and poverty in rural Africa.
250 million people in Africa, farmers and their families, suffer hunger and malnutrition, struggling in extreme rural poverty without enough food; left behind by rising economic growth.
Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses. They are motivated by injustice, by their expertise in small-scale agriculture and family-farm business, and the opportunity they have to help small farmers change the lives of their families.
Self Help Africa currently works in eight core African countries, tackling poverty and improving the lives of local communities. The organisation works both with its own African staff, and through local partners to undertake a range of integrated development programmes amongst rural communities. How they do it:
AGRICULTURE & NUTRITION
It’s not just quantity, but also the quality of food that’s important. A balanced diet helps families escape hunger and poverty.
Gender inequality is a major obstacle to improved outcomes. They are working to level that playing field.
As farming depends on rainfall, a major part of their work is helping vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.
Enterprise development is at the core of their work. Linking farmers to the market is key to improving ‘the bottom line’.
Access to affordable micro-financeis vital if smallholders are to invest in developing their farming businesses.
By working together in cooperatives and producer groups, small scale farmers can access better prices for their crops.See more