Latest news from and about our work in Kenya.
Supporting enterprise in Africa
- August 05, 2014
Helping rural African farming communities to earn more from their work is central to Self Help Africa. It’s at the heart of what a recently created subsidiary, Partner Africa, does too.
A pioneering social enterprise established to enable African farm businesses, flower growers and others to access new markets, Partner Africa also supports businesses to earn more from their work.Read more...
Challenge Yourself and Help Change Lives
- May 26, 2014
New for 2014 – a range of challenges with one common goal – helping to support African families escape hunger and poverty for good.
With challenges from walking Hadrian's Wall or cycling London at night, to extreme rafting on the Zambezi, whatever your interest, where ever you are and whatever your ability, there is a challenge for everyone.Read more...
Progress for Africa
- May 09, 2014
Africa’s smallholder farmers have a vital role to play in the continent’s future economic growth and development, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said at the launch of the annual Africa Progress Panel (APP) Report, this week.
The 2014 report reinforces Self Help Africa’s belief that small-scale farming communities are the key to ending hunger and poverty in the region.Read more...
Africa - A story of change & transformation
- April 08, 2014
'Africa - A story of change & transformation' is a new video that explains why Self Help Africa works in the way that it does.
It seeks to illustrate the enormous importance of agriculture to people in rural Sub-Saharan Africa, and how our work is supporting rural poor communities to grow more, earn more, and build better lives for their families.Read more...
Celebrate Africa's enterprising women
- March 07, 2014
As International Women's Day is marked across the globe this weekend, we invite you to join us in celebrating women across Africa.
These include the hard-working farmers who are increasing their income on small farms, the entrepreneurial small-scale business women creating their own on and off-farm enterprises, and the dynamic women's groups who are working together to improve their lives and those of their families.Read more...
Goat scheme feeding many mouths
- January 27, 2014
Supporting and feeding a family in Kenya’s Rift Valley is difficult for many – producing the food required to feed a community of orphans greatly increases the challenge.
But that is what the Imani New Step group in Kamathata village near Nakuru are doing, and their task has been made far easier as a result of the agricultural support provided by Self Help Africa.Read more...
Farmers of the future
- December 04, 2013
School gardening is a time-tabled activity for the children attending Siamatika Primary School in Southern Zambia.
And why not? – virtually all of the kids in the 510 pupil school come from farming backgrounds, and those that don’t usually have some land at home where their family grow maize and other crops.Read more...
Jersey Overseas Aid Commission support
- November 26, 2013
Close to 20,000 rural poor farmers across Africa will receive training and enterprise support following a decision by the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission (JOAC) to back three new Self Help Africa projects.
JOAC has awarded almost £400,000 for development projects in in Togo, Kenya and Malawi. This follows earlier JOAC grants to Self Help Africa work in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia.
- October 18, 2013
Agricultural development programmes that succeed in achieving a fair share of resources for women will see food production and profits increase by up to 20%.
That's according to Self Help Africa's inclusion advisor Mary Sweeney, who is developing systems to fully integrate gender equality into development projects across sub-Saharan Africa.Read more...
Our view: Progress for Africa
- May 12, 2014
The vital role that small-scale farming communities have to play in that continent’s future economic growth and development is important to acknowledge.
It is heartening therefore that this week’s report from the Africa Progress Panel (APP) should expressly focus on the role of small-scale farmers in the future of Africa.Read more...