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.
One in 3 people living in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished. Malnutrition is endemic, stunting children’s development and causing sickness, lifetime damage, and contributing to the premature death of millions of under-fives.
Gorta-Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses. We are motivated by injustice, by our expertise in small-scale agriculture and family-farm business, and the opportunity we have to help small farmers change the lives of their families.
In Ethiopia, we will support the formation of rural savings and credit cooperatives which distribute small loans to farmers essential in developing on and off-farm enterprises, rural savings and credit co-operatives.
In Uganda the seed enterprise development in Kayunga, Kumi, Bukedea, Ngora, and Nwoya works with seed grower associations to produce high quality seed on a commercial basis, improve access to superior varieties of maize, groundnuts and cassava.
In Burkina Faso, we plan to help improve the income and food situation of 1,240 farmers by assisting them to increase how much rice they grow and how much they make by selling it.