FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM-UPDATES-21ST AUGUST 2015

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THE STRATEGY WE USE FOR COMMUNITY’S OWN-TRANSFORMATION

Cheman Brick Makers group members  willing to work towards their own transformtion

Cheman Brick Makers group members willing to work towards their own transformtion

Now that we are utilizing participatory approaches to empower the community members to pursue sustainable food security, we are slowly working towards eliminating the strategy we used in the previous years of giving the farmers seeds that were 100% free, with the hope that they would give back by providing other farmers with seeds from their first harvest of the crop. Instead, we now require the farmers to actively participate in their own development by raising and contributing at least half of the inputs they need to engage in sustainable food security activities, this has made us unpopular among some farmers who are not happy about it because they were used to receiving these hand-outs. However we are encouraged by the hope that this strategy will guide us to invest in the lives of the people who are truly interested in working for their own transformation and that of the community at large, a task that is not easy at all because it is about encouraging the people to change a mindset and culture that they have had for many years.