Access To Human Right And Justice Initiative, ground-breaking Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA) framework addresses food security and climate adaptation, and we work with women’s groups, farmers and fisher folk on the ground in over 40 countries to ensure they have better access to the resources and skills they need to earn a living.
Access To Human Right And Justice Initiative, ground-breaking Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA) framework addresses food security and climate adaptation.
The livelihoods of the poorest and most marginalized communities around the world, including rural and landless women and smallholder farmers, are increasingly threatened. Policy Issue: Agricultural outputs in Africa have stagnated over the past decades: although total output has risen, food production has not kept up with the increase in Africa’s population. The number of chronically undernourished people in Africa has increased to 200 million in 1997-99.1 When used correctly, chemical fertilizer can substantially raise agricultural yields, yet usage of fertilizer remains low in Sub-Saharan Africa. Past studies suggest that usage is low because farmers have difficulty saving harvest income to purchase fertilizer for the next growing season, have limited information on the benefits of using fertilizer properly, and the fact that knowledge about fertilizer is not passed from one farmer to another. This project attempts to address all three issues