To empower and care for vulnerable members of our community within the marginalized rural areas by building strong capacity in communities of all faiths.Unchecked, climate change will push more people into poverty.
On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.” – Kofi Annan
Research from 2015 revealed the planet had lost around one-third of its arable land in the previous 40 years, in large part due to climate disasters and poor conservation. And every year more trees and soil are lost. More than 1.3 billion people live on weakening agricultural land, putting them at risk of depleted harvests that can cause hunger, poverty and displacement. Soil, which is essential for healthy crops and ecosystems, is being lost between 10 and 100 times faster than it is forming, though recent research suggests conservation measures can help substantially.
Meanwhile, natural disasters have become more frequent and destructive. In 2019, 396 events — more than the annual average over the previous decade — affected 95 million people globally and caused $103 billion in economic losses. These damages can be nearly impossible for families living in poverty to overcome.
Our services and partnerships in enterprise are undertaken through the intermediary social enterprise SAA Farm Ltd (Sustainable Approaches in Agriculture).
We work closely with community groups, farmers groups, learning institutions, local and national government and international development and social enterprises.