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Africa Farmer Need at Farm Level Initiative(AFNEED)

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined June 2021

Tagline: Every Farmer Matter. Mission: Improved livelihood of rural small scale farmer through dignified farming practices. AFNEED focus on delimiting factors to effective farming by rural poor women

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Economic Empowerment

AFNEED is legally registered in Kenya as Not For Profit Non Governmental Organization. AFNEED has been in operation since 2014 with main activities in the counties of Muranga, Kiambu, Nairobi, Nakuru, Baringo and Kisii. Key activity areas have been information empowerment on identification of quality farming inputs, supporting food security through millet farming,  sanitary pads to women and girls out of school, income generating activities on poultry farming and table banking, environment conservation through planting fruit trees and wind breaking trees and live fences. AFNEED reach target groups through local women groups, church groups, farmers common interest groups. AFNEED also collaborate with local authorities, schools parent associations, private sector groups working in target areas, other NGOs, CBOs, among others. Resources to undertake the activities are sourced from individual contributions and well wishers. Demand for our support by needy communities have been high and beyond our ability and we trust networks as this will help build our capacity.

People Associated With This Organization

Grace Gitu

Kenya  
Africa Farmer Need at Farm Level...
Joined June 2021
Interests: Economic Empowerment
Am Grace Gitu passionate about empowering agricultural and livelihood skills to poor rural women farmers, girls and youth to reduce rural poverty in Kenya. I hold Msc. Agricultural Extension and Bsc. Agricultural Education. I have over 20 years working experience in the rural agriculture under the public and private sector. During my working experience, l encountered the challenges faced by women due cultural discriminations, lack of income, overburdening house chores and limitation to education. Many rural development programs by governments and others never addressed the key issues to unblock the challenges faced by this group, leading to persistent poverty and gender discriminations found in Africa. To attempt addressing the mentioned challenges, my colleagues and l started a volunteer group to assist very needy cases as we encountered during our official duties. Due to change of jobs, exits and others, the volunteer group was not sustainable. In 2014, the few remaining registered in Kenya, a non profit organization known as Àfrica Farmer Need at Farm Level Initiative(AFNEED). The organization objectives was to continue with the volunteer work we started with my colleagues, expand our activities to the whole country, seek for support from well wishers to enhance our empowerment program. AFNEED has been able to achieve lengths especially on having girls in school and women food production. The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted our practices and resources. We are attempting come back within COVID-19 but with lots of challenges due to restricted gatherings, social distancing, curfew, low rural digitalization skills and lack of resources. AFNEED is governed by a 5 board of directors, 3 being executive and l am the Executive Director Technical Affairs and resource mobilizing. By joining this network, am looking for learning operation experiences from similar non profit organizations, fund raising skills, partnerships, COVID-19 response and mitigation, and any other good practices.
Grace Gitu is the network champion (main point of contact) for Africa Farmer Need at Farm Level Initiative(AFNEED).

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