June 11, 2015

Increasing Access to Financial Services and Markets to Improve Agriculture and Food Security in Africa

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) and ADRA International will discuss ongoing activities in the Zimbabwe “Amalima Project” and Democratic Republic of Congo “Jenga II project” respectively on June 11, 2015.

Join CNFA and David Brigham, Country Representative for Zimbabwe and CNFA and Chief of Party, at the Society for International Development (SID) hosted event for broader discussion on increasing access to financial services and markets to improve agriculture and food security in Africa.

In Zimbabwe, CNFA leads a consortium of partners including the Organization of Rural Associations for Progress, Africare, Dabane Water Works, International Medical Corps, and the Manoff Group to increase productivity, improve drought resilience and adaptation, and enhance nutrition care practices in Zimbabwe’s Amalima program. Amalima applies a set of innovative approaches by building on existing communal initiatives and solidarity to address food and nutrition insecurity and strengthen resilience to shocks. The project targets over 66,000 households, leveraging community-led approaches to increase productivity, improve drought mitigation and adaptation, and apply market-led approaches to push and pull vulnerable households into profitable value chains by streamlining cereal marketing from surplus to deficit areas. The project also is enhancing nutrition care practices by providing a combination of capacity building, training and mentoring, food rations, vouchers, tools, matching grants, and community-based messaging and mobilization to achieve its expected results.

When: June 11, 2015
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Where: SID-Washington, 1101 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC

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