27 years of war have devastated the agricultural memory of the rural inhabitants of Angola. Parents have been unable to pass on their knowledge to their children, causing them now to lack the capacity to effectively cultivate their own fields.
9 out of 10 people go hungry in Huambo (Angola)
The war is one of the reasons why Angola is not able to produce its own food, being forced to import basic products, due to the rising cost of products such as milk, flour, etc. 92.5% of the population of Huambo, Angola, suffers from food insecurity and in this context, being able to achieve their food sovereignty is impossible.
What is food insecurity
Food insecurity leads to undernourishment of populations, causing people to be unable to lead healthy lives. Girls and boys cannot study or learn, and pregnancy poses a risk to women and babies.
Farmer Field schools
We are carrying out a project of field schools for rural communities, an effective strategy in the fight against hunger in African countries, supported by the FAO.
Farmer Field schools are a widespread methodology that consists of gathering 30 farmers together in an open place. They then define a priority crop and start work in test fields where the most advanced methodologies are compared with those of the farmers.
Our training not only ends in teaching how to cultivate and harvest their fields, we also help them diversify these crops, manage them and know what foods can be the most nutritious for their children and families.
A real change
The change does not end with an increase in production of crops, and improvement in the nutrition of their families, they can now begin to sell part of their crops. This income helps them improve their crops by investing in tools, as well as teaching their children and buying them books so they can study.