Farmers hold the key to reducing hunger and poverty. Impoverished people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. In fact, a 10% increase in farm yields has been shown to lead to a 7% reduction in poverty in Africa.

UNYDA supports expansion and enhancement of existing fishing and farming practices to increase local food production in ways that are more adaptive to climate and environmental risks. We support activities including: staple food production, collective irrigation, vegetable production, livestock rearing, and fisheries.  

We further support various Income Generating Activities (IGAs) including bread-making, grinding mills, carpentry, brick-laying, soap making, craft-making, and blacksmiths among others.