Food Security and Agroecology

RODI targets youth and smallholder farmers as key drivers of agricultural production to enhance food security, self-employment and income.

RODI interventions are designed to work with smallholder farmer groups to offer them additional capacity building and technical support in agro-ecological farming practices, agribusiness, agro-processing, value addition, marketing and marketing linkages.

The interventions contribute to global efforts towards realization of sustainable development goals No. 2 and No. 12: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture; and Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns respectively.

RODI interventions on food security and agro-ecology aim at enhancing farmers capacity to effectively engage in food production and income generation, expanding employment activities by application of skills acquired as well as passing on the skills to the wider community. It is expected that with the support of farmer trainers and trained youth, small scale farmers capacity will be enhanced to effectively improve food and income security as well as reduce crime at the community level.

The intervention shares agro-ecological farming practices and focuses on production, value chain development, linking farmers to markets and increased access to financing.

Currently, RODI is working and partnering with 55 smallholder farmers community groups in Kenya.