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Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas a joint UN RBA project [AFFILIATED]
It aims to improve food security and income generation of small farmers in food deficit areas through reduction of post-harvest food losses in targeted value chains. By mobilizing the individual strengths of the three agencies, the joint project will have significant impact and influence in stimulating Member Countries to take action to reduce food losses. It will contribute both to the Agenda 2030 and to the Zero Hunger Challenge and supports countries to achieve the Malabo Declaration goal.
AVN disseminates a low-carbon, energy-efficient sustainable building alternative in West Africa, the Nubian Vault (NV). Using only raw earth, a locally available material, the NV technique allows the construction of sturdy, weather-resistant buildings. Its innovative market-based programme is designed to address housing and construction issues (both for private and public use) while creating additional income opportunities for rural smallholder households and enhance local economic development.
Supported by the 10YFP SBC Trust Fund and developed by UN-Habitat, CRAterre-ENSAG, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Cambridge, SHERPA is a free sustainable housing design tool. In the future, it is envisioned to also be a forum for discussing what sustainable housing means in the 21st century. The tool has been tested and applied by the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme, Yaam Solidaritè (Burkina Faso), Architecture sans Frontièrs Nepal and SofoNic (Nicaragua). The software itself has been developed by Aptivate, UK.
You can find the tool at www.sherpa4housing.org or app.sherpa4housing.org, if accessing it via your phone's browser.
The overall objective of SWITCH Africa Green is to support 6 countries in Africa to achieve sustainable development by engaging in transition towards an inclusive green economy, based on sustainable consumption and production patterns, while generating growth, creating decent jobs and reducing poverty