Press Release: GEF Small Grants Programme – Increasing Food Security

The Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARD Center) recently received funding from its partner the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme for the project: “Increasing food security by reducing the impact of drought and improving security.”

This 8-month project officially began on 6 February 2023 and will be completed in October 2023.

Focus of the project emphasizes these main areas:

·         To increase public awareness about Climate Smart and sustainable Agricultural technology and approaches, by producing and distributing brochures.

·         Training Workshops will be conducted using Climate Smart Agricultural Practices.

·         Repair and upgrade current hydroponics unit and to construct secured fencing around its perimeter.

·         To increase production of crops locally adapted ground provisions such as sweet potatoes and cassava varieties.

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