Program areas at Cnfa
Amalima (development food assistance program): zimbabwethe amalima project draws its name from amalima, the ndebele word for the social contract by which families come together to help each other engage in productive activities such as land cultivation, livestock tending, asset building and their own development initiatives. Amalima will build on communal initiatives and solidarity to strengthen food and nutrition security and enhance households and communities' resilience to shocks. In order to do so, the project will strengthen household and communal resilience by mobilizing people around ideas they own and share, and by melding traditional concepts with innovation. The project will work with over 66,000 households, leveraging community-led approaches to increase productivity, improve drought mitigation and adaptation, and apply market-led approaches to push and pull vulnerable households into profitable value chains by streamlining cereal marketing from surplus to deficit areas. In addition, the project will enhance nutrition care practices, providing a combination of capacity building, training and mentoring, food rations, vouchers, tools, matching grants, and community-based messaging and mobilization to achieve its expected results.
Feed the future rwanda hinga weze activity:the feed the future rwanda hinga weze activity is a five-year usaid-funded project (2017-2022) that aims to sustainably increase smallholder farmers' income, improve the nutritional status of women and children, and increase the resilience of rwanda's agricultural and food systems to a changing climate. By 2022, the project will have benefited over 700,000 smallholder farmers in ten target districts: bugesera, gatsibo, kayonza, and ngoma (eastern province); karongi, ngororero, nyabihu, nyamasheke, and rutsiro (western province); and nyamagabe (southern province) and across five value chains: high-iron beans, orange flesh sweet potato (ofsp), irish potato, maize, and horticulture.
Regis ag (resilience and economic growth in the sahel accelerated growth): niger, burkina fasocnfa implements the usaid resilience and economic growth in the sahel accelerated growth (regis-ag) program, supported by a consortium of partners in niger and burkina faso. Regis-ag is part of usaid's resilience in the sahel enhanced (rise) initiative; it is designed to increase incomes of vulnerable households by increasing the performance and inclusiveness of the cowpea, poultry and small ruminant value chains. Ultimately, regis-ag aims to increase resilience in targeted agro-pastoral and marginal agricultural zones of niger and burkina faso.cnfa serves as consortium lead and provides strategic oversight to regis-ag activities. We are joined by the netherlands development organisation (snv), v t rinaires sans fronti res-belgium (vsf), catholic relief services (crs), association nig rienne pour la dynamisation des initiatives locales (karkara), association for catalyzing pastoral development in niger (aren), association nodde nooto (a2n), and the association pour la gestion de l'environnement et le d veloppement (aged). Regis-ag partners bring extensive experience in developing value chains, business enabling environment, animal health systems, natural resources management, and conflict mitigation to implementation.