After assessing the situation, ForAfrika decided on a novel approach after being impressed by the way in which small-scale farmers organise themselves into associations to pool resources.
Their efforts, however, are often stymied by animal and crop disease, logistics, lack of know-how and potable water. After engaging with 24 of these associations in the areas of Sibut and Boali, ForAfrika identified ways in which we could immediately support them to boost their existing initiatives, in ways that are familiar to them.
Can we place more emphasis on emergency food security? (it goes to the heart of the crises and also communicate the desperateness with which local communities try to survive)
Working with partners already on the ground to bring around immediate relief and strengthen food security, our emergency response team has decided to:
Sibut and Boali.
ForAfrika has commenced with hiring a veterinarian who is visiting the farmers’ associations to treat animals and provide advice on a regular basis.
Additional funding is needed to expand this programme to provide for ox plows, transport, pest control, and agriculture expert advice to local farmers. In this situation, a little money can go a long way.
October 2022 to present:
Veterinarian relief stop dying livestock & increase food security.
Program Officer and Veterinarian contracted.
Assessment completed and Response Plan approved.