What We Do
Through business empowerment and transformation of agriculture, rural unemployment and food shortage problems in sub-Saharan Africa can be tackled and livelihoods of rural communities can be improved. Our approach involves working in collaboration with a rural Church or school to train local smallholder farmers in a variety of skills aimed at improving and enhancing rural farmers’ livelihoods. The training is particularly designed to help rural farmers learn better and profitable farming (crop and livestock) techniques, and also to help the rural farmers to acquire practical and value-addition skills such as farm-harvest processing, welding, beekeeping, carpentry, sewing, weaving, pottery, bricklaying, etc. Working in collaboration with a rural Church or school becomes a conduit to outreach the community, when the local farmers come to benefit from a wide variety of programs provided by Eatbeta.
Smallholder farmers make up the largest percentage of the rural population in sub-Saharan Africa, however, they are not growing and harvesting enough for their own consumption or extra to sell for income generation. Insufficient harvests are attributed to: lack of quality seeds, poor agricultural practices, poor soil preservation methods, lack of efficient farm tools and equipment, and lack of complementary agriculture-related necessities such as processing, storage, and transportation.
Eatbeta, through a variety of programs, is focused on tackling rural unemployment and food shortage problems in sub-Saharan Africa while empowering smallholder farmers, especially the women and the youth, with practical skills. We welcome you to our efforts as we strive to alleviate rural unemployment and food shortage problems in sub-Saharan Africa. We want to support smallholder farmers in their communities as they address rural unemployment and food shortage problems through agricultural development. By engaging with smallholder farmers, we can work together to eliminate rural unemployment food shortage problems.