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Mar 3, 2010

Germany Funds Small Farmer Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

The FAO Media Center has announced that Germany will provide $6 million to fund various FAO projects between 2010-2012.

The main objective of these projects is to "improve the abilities of regional organizations to develop, implement and monitor food security training programmes."

Funding will go the following projects:

1) One third of the total funding is targetted at "supporting food security, nutrition and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa." 

2) Other funding will go to "incorporate food security, nutrition and livelihoods" with special attention being given to the relationship between food production, food consumption and livelihoods.

3) A third area of funding will go to helping small farmers in Kenya to build small and medium agricultural enterprises that encourage business planning and management. 

4) Lastly assistance will be given to Sierra Leone, Uganda and Tanzania to train district administrators in how to be "compliant with the right to food."

For more see: “Germany to Fund Food Security Projects; Smallholders Targeted in Sub-Saharan Africa.” FAO, 3 March 2010.

Photo Credit: FAO Media Center, Rome, Italy.

German funding will also be provided for a project aimed at improving the design and planning of smallholder systems that integrate food and bioenergy production.

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