Garden Africa

A £5,000 grant from ERSF to Garden Africa has been used to provide training to promote food and natural resources security to 50 primary beneficiaries in Hhohho district, Swaziland, and to support the transfer of skills to others in each locale.

The unique programming strategy designed and sucessfully implanted on this project has now been taken and adapted for Garden Africa’s livelihoods project with smallholders in Zimbabwe, which was recently successful in winning support from Comic Relief.

“The project to which this grant was made has created quite a stir,” said Programmes Director Georgina McAllister. “Our assessor recently stated that it was quite simply the best ‘garden project’ that she had seen (of which she has seen many).

“It has attracted the attention of the World Food Programme who used it as an example of best practice food security programming in a recent presentation to Oxfam UK.”

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