Due to harsh economic conditions, sustained economic activity has become a challenge in rural Africa. Illnesses, malnutrition and a difficult economy seriously affect quality of life. Lack of infrastructure, education, and access to clean water are among the many obstacles for better life conditions.
33 percent of the African population suffers from malnutrition. The majority of the population lives on less than a dollar a day. The average life expectancy is 41 years. Poverty is taking its toll!
Pamoja’s vision is to build co-operative farms that will be staffed and maintained at the local level.
Our concept of sustainable agriculture is one in which the holdings of farms will be owned and run as a local enterprise of the community. This type of collective is essentially a cooperative. A lot of work needs to be done to make this model of agricultural production sustainable. The challenge for Pamoja and local citizens will be to assemble the capital required to make a transition to sustainable practices, to provide the knowledge and technology needed, and to organize access to markets.
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