A world where Africans are poverty free and enjoying the full benefits of sustainable livelihoods.
To alleviate poverty by strengthening the capacity of communities to attain sustainable livelihoods.
Africa 2000 Network (A2N) is comprised of 6 national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from different countries in Africa working together to contribute to poverty eradication through sustainable and equitable development. A2N works with vulnerable and marginalized communities through various interventions with a major focus on improving household income and food security, through the promotion of sustainable agriculture. Our Vision for Change is that poverty reduction can be achieved when there is good governance that is responsive to community needs, peace and stability, and strong partnerships with government, civil society and the private sector. As one of Africa’s largest source of employment and source of food, we believe that the agriculture sector is central to economic transformation and poverty reduction. A2N works to achieve this change through a strong community participation process which empowers men and women at all levels of local governance to design and implement their own sustainable solutions to economic and environmental problems.
We focus on supporting smallholder families to practice Sustainable Agriculture by training farmers’ groups in sustainable farming, sharing best practices, and providing extension services. Gender issues in agriculture are addressed to ensure that women benefit from the local economy and also participate in leadership positions in community associations. In order to improve household food security and diversified diets, farmers’ groups are supported with improved technologies to improve on their soil, crop and animal management practices in an ecologically sustainable manner.
We advocate for an effective agriculture sector for improved livelihoods
AGRIBUSINESS & MARKETS
We support initiatives and enterprise development that increase household incomes for improved standards of living. We also support the development of farmer associations and village savings groups to empower producers, and for peacebuilding. This helps small producers by increasing their bargaining power, access to finance, influence and marketing potential.
ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE
Through the promotion of sustainable agriculture, A2N-Liberia’s work supports environmental sustainability and enhances the capacity of smallholder farmers to adapt to climate change.
WHERE WE WORK