Food security for everyone, in particular for those in rural areas.

FH works with groups of farmers to help them achieve food security. This means being able to feed oneself adequately, being able to access food of sufficient quality in sufficient amount – in other words knowing for sure that a meal will be available during any one day. FH’s partners are farming groups that are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity.
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The agricultural projects* of FH are centred on the development of skills in the areas of productivity and marketing, as well as the management of the environments of farming groups. They also favour food independence amongst the rural communities affected.
More specifically, the agricultural projects will, in general*, reflect the following goals:

  • Allow farmers to have access to quality seeds (non-GMC) which they can multiply.
  • Favour agro-forestry: plant trees that fertilise the soil. Restore fertility to fields by using organic fertilisers (manure, compost).
  • Reduce erosion: by building radical or progressive terraces.
  • Develop small livestock farming which also allows spreading manure on crops.
  • Build storage infrastructures that guard against theft as well as against insects and other pests.
  • Favour the transformation of agricultural produce and its marketing.
  • Reinforce the capacity of farming groups in the following areas: bookkeeping, organisation, planning and farming techniques.
  • Favour access to credit by building links between the producers and local micro-finance institutes, sometimes by providing a guarantee funds.
*Projects are prepared in a participatory manner by the local groups end FH staff. Projects will have common characteristics but will differ in detail one from another, as they are adapted to the local context which is determined by things such as the sloping of the land or the level of organisation of the group, etc.

Projects

BurundiImproving living conditions, support for coffee producers

Washing stations (where the pulp is removed from coffee beans) which are run by cooperatives can produce high quali ...


UgandaTo develop the culture of rain rice in Pader, Uganda

The objective of this project is to allow 2,000 peasant families of Northern Uganda to produce rain rice (not irrig ...


RwandaTo strengthen the agricultural associations and the cooperatives in Rwanda

The objective of this project is to reduce poverty in 3 districts of the southern province of Rwanda, by strengthen ...


DR CongoSupport for the fight against food insecurity in DRC

With the strengthening of agricultural production and small livestock farming, this project aims to improve the con ...


BurundiTo strengthen the skills of the associations of producers

Located in the Province of Ruyigi, in Burundi, this project seeks to restore food self-sufficiency of the members o ...


Burundi, RwandaAnimals improve daily life

Providing a family with a goat or a cow can often be a determining factor in improving food security for an entire ...


UgandaA milk cow for four families

This project supports 400 vulnerable families in the Mbale region in the ease of Uganda by providing milk cows. ...


Agriculture

Projects and stories

Projects

To develop the culture of rain rice in Pader, Uganda

The objective of this project is to allow 2,000 peasant families ...

Stories

I'm confident that my agricultural produce will increase

Dan Ngerageze is one of the inhabitants of Kirwa, Rwanda.