Our Vision for Agriculture

At Bread and Water for Africa® we realize the critical need for agriculture and successful farming practices for families to be able to feed their children, and perhaps even have a surplus left over to sell at the local market.

THE CHALLENGES

Lack of food security is a major problem in sub-Saharan Africa where millions of children go hungry every day. Malnutrition is linked to nearly half of all childhood deaths causing children to be smaller and more likely to die from ordinary infections and have poor brain development. Many farmers struggle to grow enough food for their families on their small tracts of land, and the situation is made worse by severe and lengthy droughts affecting the continent.

WHAT Bread and Water for Africa® IS DOING

We support programs that assist small farmers,  who are frequently women, by teaching them best practices, providing them with seeds and seedlings, and in some cases purchasing their crops which gives them a steady source of income.

WHERE AND WHO WE WORK WITH

Africa remains the continent with the largest food-deficit in the world, with one-third of its people suffering from malnutrition. See how our programs are ending hunger and increasing self sufficiency and food security…

 

Our partners include:

OUR IMPACT IN 2016

In Sierra Leone, 500 female farmers from local villages in rural areas of the country benefited by Faith Healing Development Organization’s agricultural support program which provided them with cassava seedlings to grow the nutritious tuber plant on their small tracts of land to feed their families.

In Kenya, the Baraka Farm Practical Dairy Training Program provided 162 local dairy farmers with information on how to increase milk production in their small herds through classes and hands-on training in calf rearing, milking and milk hygiene, and Napier grass management.

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Devastating Flooding and Mudslides have hit Sierra Leone

Devastating flooding and mudslides have hit Sierra Leone washing away entire communities on the outskirts of Freetown. Bread and Water for Africa® is responding to this emergency. Days of torrential rain have created terrifying mudslides in northern Sierra Leone,...

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