FARM-Africa Case Study

AQA A GCSE Geography Unit 2 - Human Geography

Aid/Sustainble Development Case Study

FARM-Africa

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FARM-Africa

FARM-Africa

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Context

FARM-Africa is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that provides to eastern Africa.

Funded by voluntary donations

Runs programmes in 5 African countries - Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

Operating in Ethiopia since 1988

The next few cards are 4 projects FARM-Africa runs there

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Rural Women's Empowerment

Problem:

Very few opportunities for women to make money. This means they have a low quality of live and struggle to afford things such as healthcare.

What's being done?

Women are given training and livestock to start farming. Loan schemes have been set up to help women launch small businesses like bakeries and coffee shops. Women have been given legal training to advise other women of their rights.

Helping...

Around 15,160 people

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Proposis Management

Region:

Afar

Problem:

Propsosis, a plant introduced bu the government to stabilise soils, has become a pest - it invades grazing land, making farming difficult.

What's being done?

Farmers are shown how to convert proposis into animal feed. The animal feed is then sold, generating a new source of income

Helping...

Around 4400 households

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Community Development Project

Region:

Semu Robi

Problem:

Frequent droughts make farming very difficult. This reduces the farmers' income and can lead to malnutrition. Semu Robi is a remote region so getting vetenairy care for livestock is difficult.

What's being done?

People are given loans to buy small water pumps to irrigate their farmland. This reduces the effects of drought. People are trained in basic veterinary care so they can help keep livestock healthy.

Helping...

Around 4100 people directly and 60,000 indirectly by veterinary care

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Sustainable Forest Management

Region:

Bale

Problem:

Forests are cut down to make land for growing crops and grazing livestock. Trees are also cut down for firewood. This reduces resources for future generations

Whats being done?

Communities are taught how to produce honey and grow wild coffee. These are then sold, so people can make money without cutting down trees. Communities are also taught how to make fuel-efficient stoves that use less wood. This also reduces deforestation.

Helping...

Around 7500 communities

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