Food Security and Livelihoods

ITEPADS has a focus on bolstering agricultural production, jumpstart local market activity, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and otherwise enhance a vulnerable community's access to sustainable sources of food and income.

Sub Activities

  • Conduct trainings on diversification of farm productivity with low inputs of capital and labor through sound land and water management practices, emphasizing interventions and crops adapted to the local agro-ecology to reduce risk and vulnerability to climate change.
  • Introduce low-cost, sustainable systems of irrigation that require no external sources of energy with production linked to good markets.
  • Transformation of livelihoods from basic subsistence to a business mindset driven by market forces and awareness about inter-dependencies with the natural resource base.