With the money they earned, they were able to buy staple food such as sorghum.

Around 6,500 families benefited from the project, which finished in late 2018. They were provided with a selection of local vegetable seeds, tools such as watering cans, kettles, shovels and rakes. They attended courses to learn how to raise their yields and make efficient use of water resources. In addition, they were given basic apiary equipment with modern beehives, honey jars and smokers.

Creating jobs and developing new marketing channels

In order to restart food production and create new prospects, small urban enterprises were set up too. Around 200 women and young producers learnt how to sell their food produce. Training included both marketing and drawing up business plans and aspects such as preserving and packing, in which solar driers and coolers are now being used.

Training also incorporated fish workshops in which participants were able to acquire useful knowledge about the nutritional value and cost efficiency of this food.