Project Description

Support to agro-entrepreneurs women for the welfare of the whole community. Together with the Partner CeFA, the W4C project started in Ethiopia to improve family economy with production and transformation activities and social protection, focusing on the role of women.

General objective

Contribute to the welfare of the Community and to food security, with particular attention to young people, children and women. Country of intervention: Ethiopia. Project starting: December 2018 – Duration: 12 months

Social intervention policy

Training to local organizations on vulnerable groups (children) protection good practices. In collaboration with CEFA, we will use training modules aimed at local NGOs operators necessary to understand the subject and functional to the implementation of the activities that will see the involvement of women and in particular minors at local level. The modules include:

• Module 0 – Fadv’s social intervention policy: New awareness of child protection

• Module 1 – Engagement and mobilization methods of Champions Mothers

• Module 2 – Organization of high local impact events, in schools and thanks to the involvement and motivation of teachers

• Module 3 – Creation of School Clubs and Child Approach. The training involves the participation of an expert psychologist to strengthen in local organizations teams and in the teachers the basic concepts of individual and community resilience.

The feature of Clubs (module 3) that are established with this project is identified in the use of the Child-centered approach to prevent and reduce the risks related to disasters or to climate change, through:

1. Direct involvement of minors and young people in structuring proposals for the management of the consequences of climate change

2. Informal practices such as theatre, comic books, story telling and visual media to explain in a simple way to minors the consequences of climate change

3. Promotion of resilience practices and structured activities through the participation of children and young people;

Project objectives

FAME ZERO

• Put and end to starvation, achieve food safety, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

• By 2030, put an end to starvation and ensure that all people, especially the poorest and the most vulnerable, including newborns, have a safe access to food

• By 2030, put an end to all forms of malnutrition; reach, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets against growth interruption and decay in children under 5; satisfy the nutritional needs of teenage girls, pregnant and lactating women and older people

• By 2030, doubling agricultural productivity and the income of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, farmers ‘ families, shepherds and fishermen, through safe and fair access to land, other resources and productive inputs, knowledges, financial services, markets.

By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, which help protect ecosystems, reinforce the ability to adapt to climate changes, to extreme weather conditions, droughts, floods and other disasters and progressively improving soil quality. 

GENDER EQUALITY

  • Achieve gender equality and emancipate all women and girls
  • Put an end, everywhere, to any form of discrimination against women and girls
  • Guarantee full and effective female participation and equal leadership opportunities at every decision-making level in the political, economic and public life areas

Main project activities

Training of trainers (FDF) for staff members, local technicians and community leaders. Staff members, local agricultural offices, marketing and cooperative office, women and social office and community leaders will be trained (based on the specific needs of each category) to have a leading role in the implementation of the project and to ensure future sustainability.

The FDF will address the following topics:

• Participative rural diagnosis

• Group Leadership

• Community Value Chain Concept

• Group Resource Management

• Input supply and output marketing skills

• Importance of connections

• Agri-food products standard

Participatory diagnosis of training needs and identification of socio-economic opportunities at local level. By adopting a participatory approach, staff members, in collaboration with community leaders, local technicians and institutions will assess the needs of training and support of members of self-help groups and agro-economic opportunities at local level.

An individual strengthening plan will be designed for each self-help group to ensure a highly adapted and efficient support service and to maximize the impact.

Support proximity service for members of self-help groups. At local level, staff members will implement, with other local parts involved, a stable support network to face the needs of self-help groups in terms of technical assistance, mediation, training, market access, etc. This network will ensure sustainability and continuity to the income generating activities that will begin during the project.

  • Awareness and information laboratories throughout the village on entrepreneurial activities. The entire community will be involved in local workshops to develop common competences in entrepreneurial activities, common work, group resources, access to credit, etc.
  • Technical training in the production and processing of the final product based on the diagnostic study and the local production. Specific technical training will be organized for the members of self-help groups to improve their expertise in the production and processing of available products.
  • Training in hygiene, packaging, maintenance and storage. Self-help groups members will be trained to ensure added value to their products and to get better prices through packaging, good hygiene and standard processing, maintenance and preservation.
  • Training in micro-enterprises management, investments, marketing. GAA members will learn to manage their micro-enterprises, to save and reinvest part of the incomes and to access effectively the market.
  • Individual or collective micro-finance. Once the GAA members will have acquired the above mentioned skills, they will be asked to present in groups or individually their idea of agricultural business and the best XX projects in terms of efficiency, relevance and sustainability will be funded.

The funded projects will be supervised by the project staff. Strengthening local body and teachers competences on good educational practices for minors welfare

  • Training of trainers for project staff and teachers on child protection strategies also through nutrition, health and pedagogic techniques.
  • Monitoring mission, support and study of good shared practices.
  • Training of teachers from 4 Cheha Woreda schools in nutrition, child protection, awareness and education techniques
  • School Club animation for raising children’s awareness on nutrition and health
  • Workshop for the preparation of balanced meals for the pupils’ moms of the 4 schools of Cheha Woreda
  • Dissemination events on good nutrition, health and welfare practices for pupils of the 4 schools and their families

Expected results

Improvement of the wellbeing of children living in Woreda of Cheha