Our programmatic focus centres on championing the nutrition, health, and livelihoods of small-scale farmers, with a special emphasis on marginalized groups. Over the course of this year, we have been able to extend our support to 52,728 individuals worldwide, resulting in significant improvements in their nutrition, health, and livelihoods.
Our project, ‘Food Security and Income for Villages through Village Chicken Rearing and Reef Restoration,’ has successfully trained 43 individuals across 3 communities throughout Central Province in village chicken rearing to improve household nutrition, health and livelihoods.
Simultaneously, we have sustained our commitment to coral restoration activities at Tubusereia sites, aiding an additional 3 communities establishing coral nurseries. We have also provided all active communities with comprehensive training in coral monitoring and maintenance techniques. For 52,067 people, access to nutrient-dense food has become more reliable, ensuring healthier diets.
Additionally, we’ve enabled better incomes and livelihoods for 50,614 small-scale farmers, positively impacting their financial well-being. We’ve directly reduced the risk of childhood stunting and malnutrition for 210 individuals, particularly children. In addition 602 people have directly experienced a decreased risk of high-burden diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), contributing to their overall health and well-being.
Building upon the successes of our pilot project ‘Semi-intensive rural poultry production model,’ we proudly introduce our expanded ANCP-funded project in Mozambique: ‘Female-led Village Chicken Value Chain Development.’ The project’s core objective is clear: to empower marginalized women in the Marracuene district of Mozambique by enhancing their poultry production capabilities and fostering increased sales and consumption of village chicken meat and eggs.
In this year alone, 42 women have embraced enhanced agricultural and fisheries practices, resulting in a noteworthy uptick in their household incomes, primarily through the sale of chickens and eggs. Furthermore, an impressive 210 individuals now enjoy improved access to an ample supply of nourishing food.
Ana Massico is one of the breeders supported under the ‘Female-led Village Chicken Value Chain Development’ project in Marracuene, Mozambique.
Photo credit: Ana Zandamela.
Papua New Guinea
Our project, ‘Food Security and Income for Villages through Village Chicken Rearing and Reef Restoration,’ has successfully trained 43 individuals across 3 communities throughout Central Province in village chicken rearing to improve household nutrition, health and livelihoods. Simultaneously, we have sustained our commitment to coral restoration activities at Tubusereia sites, aiding an additional 3 communities establishing coral nurseries. We have also provided all active communities with comprehensive training in coral monitoring and maintenance techniques.
Under the ‘Village Poultry for Better Livelihoods’ project, our core country partner, Rural Poultry Centre (RPC), has successfully trained and equipped 165 community-based poultry workers to deliver vaccination campaigns that have reached 9,600 households within Dowa East and Mchinji.
The “Agro-ecological Solidarity Supply Chains Project,” led by Proyectar Sin Fronteras (PSF), with support from the Kyeema Foundation and Palladium, aims to strengthen agroecology in rural and urban communities. This activity aids 25 agricultural producers in transitioning to agroecological practices, utilizing a Participatory Labelling System (SPG) to enhance resilience. Through activities like working closely with production units, fostering communitybased gardens, and distributing solidarity baskets to marginalized communities, the project has significantly improved food accessibility for 1,102 individuals. It has also helped 106 individuals adopt better agricultural practices and engaged 75 households in nutrition-sensitive programs. These efforts promote healthier, sustainable agriculture and dietary habits in communities.
Funded by the Palladium Our Communities Fund, the Action Through Enterprises (ATE) project in Lawra, Ghana, is making substantial strides in improving the health, nutrition, and livelihoods of its residents. This year, ATE’s impact is evident through its school feeding program, benefiting 52 children at Bagri Junction Junior High School, ensuring they receive nutritious meals. Additionally, 14 individuals have adopted improved agricultural and fisheries practices through ATE’s support for dry-season farmers. Overall, the project has increased access to sufficient food for 112 people in Lawra.