Sustainable Livelihoods & Food security
VISIONA food secure and environmentally sustainable South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland.
AIMTo create sustainable livelihoods and ensure a well nourished population through the development of sustainable and climate friendly income generating agricultural solutions.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES /RATIONALEThe right to food is one of the most basic human rights which should be met for all in Southern Africa, Botswana and Swaziland. ST also believes that the earth's resources are finite and that everyone should be able to benefit from them. To this end ST strongly commits itself to the battle against climate change and in helping the poor, those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, in adapting and coping with its effects.
Sustainable Development Goals
- Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
- Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
- Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
- Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss
- To promote the creation of sustainable livelihoods and increased nutrition through the establishment of household and community gardens using organic farming techniques.
- To generate income through enabling farmers to gain access to markets.
- To assist rural communities in adapting to climate change, especially by accessing and conserving limited water resources, and encouraging the adoption of environmentally sustainable farming methods.
- To seek and campaign for practicable and just solutions to the problems of land reform within South Africa
- Establish and support household, school and community food gardens
- Provide technical support services to emergent small holder farmers
- Test agricultural and climate adaption techniques with households and small scale farmers in different contexts
- Promote sustainable models for food security via farmers’ days, exchange visits, & liaising with Government
- Develop resource directories
- Engage communities in best practices and develop their adaptive capacity
- Identify and showcase the work of local micro farming champions
WHERECommunity and Household projects in Dioceses of Dundee, Marianhill, Polokwane, Bloemfontein and Umzimkulu
- Partners: LIMA Rural Development
- Beneficiaries: Women, youth, unemployed, elderly, OVC projects snd community projects.