|Self Help has adopted and embraced a wide variety of innovative technologies to assist the people we work with to achieve sustainability in their lives.|
The technologies and approaches are many and varied, and are devised as cost effective and practical ways of tackling the very real challenges faced by Africa's rural poor.
The solutions (listed right) are just a sample of some of the approaches being promoted by Self Help.
These include measures to increase on-farm productivity, to optimise the use of available water and resources, to support income generation, to rehabilitate the natural environment, and to reduce the amount of time and effort that poor people must expend to do the most basic tasks.
Almost without exception they are activities that rely on the active participation of the local people themselves, and in many instances are solutions being put forward by the people.
Self Help Africa believes that lasting, long term change will only come if the communities, or the individual farmers themselves, are involved at every turn in the development process.