Through the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative and the Changing Course in Global Agriculture we undertake extensive research on policies that are agriculturally sound and promote practices that favor such policies. Food security, economic growth and environmental stability are the foundation of the policies we work to promote.
Smallholder farmers are the drivers of many African economies but unfortunately their potential is undermined. Most of these families rely solely on farming for their income but struggle to make a decent living due to low yields caused by inappropriate farming methods and unavailability to access such information.
Key Priority Area 1
To support programmes, projects and initiatives in the agro sector that focus on generation and dissemination of knowledge and information on ecologically sound and useful innovations in human, animal, plant and environmental health
Key Priority Area 2
To undertake research into special issues and challenges facing smallholder farmers in order to provide useful and practical solutions.
Key Priority Area 3
To support educational and empowerment programs amongst small-holder communities in partnership with other players (public, private, civil society).
Key Priority Area 4
To support resource mobilization strategies to provide grants/ technical assistance to public charitable trusts or institutions working with rural communities in organic agriculture
My little flock of chicken hatched 50 chicks. Unfortunately, all were swept away by disease. I was demoralized until I met Mr. Anthony Musili, from Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT), who rekindled my hope in poultry farming,” Ms Philip says smiling.
Do not expect quick results. Dairy farming is exciting but needs a lot of patience.