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FoodSecurity

RAF will play a vital role by adopting a long term fully integrated development strategy; community members will be encouraged to establish and manage their own programmes to address food security, nutrition, health, education, microfinance, water and sanitation to competently produce and distribute food. The interventions will intend to tackle the root causes of hunger by addressing problems of production, access, and income. Encompassing a wide array of activities customized to meet a community’s specific needs, programmes designed to bolster agricultural production, stimulate local market activity, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and otherwise enhance a vulnerable community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income.
The Foundation will invest in promoting climate-smart farming techniques, improving supply and storage chains for reducing food losses and strengthening safety nets to improve the resilience quotient for vulnerable families.

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ClimateSmart Agriculture (CSA)

RAF roles will involve building the evidence base, strengthening national and local institutions, supporting enabling policy frameworks, enhancing financing options - available at the local, international and multilateral levels - and implementing practices at the field level. Focusing on production issues related to crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture and integrated systems, as well as on the use of resources such as water, soils and land, genetic resources and energy. Food systems and value chains - bringing in factors ranging from fertilizers to refrigeration - are also incorporated as potential areas for optimization, while factors such as gender and social protection are also considered.

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Promotinge-agriculture

Primarily focusing on agriculture, information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help boost agricultural development by improving farmers’ access to vital information to enable end users make informed decisions and use their resources sustainably. RAF will invest in this key portfolio to improve the lives of millions of farming communities and communities’ dependent on the success of farming communities.

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NaturalResources Management

An integrated Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (NRM) approach, addressing the sustainable management of land, water, soil, plants and animals, is critical. Agriculture and NRM interventions have a significant effect on incomes from agricultural livelihoods and will contribute substantively to overall objective to improve quality of life and well-being in target regions. The RAF’s focus will be on climate smart agriculture, enhancing productivity, improving input supply systems thereby improving community resilience. These will be increasingly complemented by efforts to strengthen sustainability and environmental conservation, and to reduce conflicts by incorporating all stakeholders in natural resource management plans.