20-06-2022 | Feeding


UNDP reports that a quarter of the world’s multidimensional poor people (456 million), live in Africa. Food security and human development are inextricably linked with mediating factors such as productivity, nutrition, resilience, and empowerment. 

GraceStation foundation has positioned itself to significantly contribute to attaining the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 which seeks to end hunger by 2023. Under our feeding strand, we are piloting a food security project called Backyard farming to encourage beneficiaries and their households not to solely rely on the bi-monthly food items given, but to be able to grow some basic food items in their backyards such as vegetables, fruits and to an extent, the rearing of livestock. 

The project was piloted for eight (8) GSf beneficiary households in Ningo Prampram with a focus on Okra planting. The participants of the pilot scheme were empowered with the pros and cons of backyard farming, various techniques to implement backyard farming as well as helping to set up their own backyard farm, to cultivate food to sustain their individual homes. At the end of the session, all participants were provided with okra seeds and fertilizers which were utilized immediately. 

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” 

                                                                               M. Loane

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