Our passion is combining innovative methods and tools with our expert knowledge and local focus to achieve tailored solutions that best meet the community needs. Hope for Nature believes that the success of every project lies on adopting a participatory approach to all project processes and ensuring that the outcomes of the project are the result of a joint effort with the partners, communities and the beneficiaries involved.
We promote underserved rural island communities especially the women and youth to participate in economic and social development through building their confidence, inclusive and collective action in form of producer groups, cooperative were they can support each other and – ultimately become influential as community change agents. We work with our beneficiaries to create and implement pilot projects and scaled solutions through;
• Adult functional literacy (focusing on Entrepreneurship and Life Skills), • Poverty reduction and giving our beneficiaries hope, self-esteem and the ability to control their lives and destinies. • Market- oriented community based vocational training • Agriculture production, productivity and processing • Fisheries and aquaculture • Gender equality • Climate change adaptation • Lobby for better water transport facilities i.e modern boats. • Species Conservation.
Agriculture sector remains important to the Ugandan economy in that it employs approximately 88 percent of the population living in rural areas like Koome Island. Uganda national strategy for growth and reduction of poverty aims to reduce poverty by transforming the agriculture based economy into a market led, competitive and semi industrial economy where smallholder farmers dominate the sector by 2025, but agriculture is also a key driver of habitat destruction, and declines in wildlife, over abstraction of water for irrigation, soil erosion and water pollution are just some of the problems associated with modern agriculture. Climate change brings a new challenge; agriculture will need to adapt to a changing climate but could also offer some solutions; hence the need for Sustainable Agriculture which Economically Viable: If it is not profitable, it is not sustainable; socially supportive: The quality of life of farmers, farm families and farm communities is important. And Ecologically Sound. We must preserve the resource base that sustains us all today and the future to come.
• Disseminating sustainable agricultural knowledge and information • Putting emphasis on methods and processes that improve soil productivity while minimising harmful effects on the climate, soil, water, air, biodiversity and human health. • Minimising the use of inputs from non-renewable sources and synthetic-based products (such as agro-chemicals) and replace them with those from renewable resources. • Promoting climate smart agriculture • Analysing and enhancing the agricultural production, productivity and processing chains. • Providing trainings in production techniques, quality management and food security • Promoting fisheries and aquaculture production and marketing • Focusing on local people and their needs, knowledge, skills, socio-cultural values and institutional structures. • Establishing agro industry business incubators • Provides long-term employment, an adequate income and dignified and equal working and living conditions for everybody involved in agricultural value chains. • Reduces the agricultural sector’s vulnerability to adverse natural conditions (e.g. climate), socioeconomic factors (e.g. strong price fluctuations) and other risks. • Fosters sustainable rural institutions that encourage the participation of all shareholders and promote the reconciliation of interestsRead More