Every day we meet smallholder farmers in rural Africa who have lost hope in their ability to transform their lives. A cruel bind of poverty, climate vulnerability and a lack of farming knowledge combine to make even the most resourceful person feel powerless.
In the face of huge challenges, Ripple Effect supports farmers to regain the knowledge, skills and confidence to farm effectively, increase their incomes and send their children to school.
We help people to get their lives back on track
, and protect the planet.
By using locally appropriate solutions across the six African countries where we work [link], we ensure that our projects are community owned and led. We use agroecology, meaning that our solutions nourish the land, protecting and restoring it for future generations.
Our work supports farming communities in three areas:
- Gender and social inclusion: the right to food security, for all. Regardless of location, gender, disability, age, marital or HIV status.
- Sustainable agriculture: using indigenous knowledge and agro-ecology to restore tired land and help people and nature to thrive.
- Enterprise: creating locally owned, appropriate small businesses that serve the community and last long after we’re gone.
The most amazing part of our method is that it doesn’t stop with one person. For every person we train, three more benefit.
Why choose Ripple Effect? Because we take a holistic approach to development. We don’t believe in handouts, or even hand-ups. We believe in personal transformation, and the right of every person to create a truly meaningful life for themselves, whilst restoring the natural systems that sustain us all.