Following the positive results of a first project between January 2014 and April 2016, Dahari was fortunate to be able to again count on the support of the European Union…
The new project, titled “Extension of the agricultural development model promoted by Dahari to the three islands of the Union of the Comoros, and support to the municipalities of Anjouan in the territorial development” has the overall objective of reducing the povery rate in rural and disadvantaged populations while preserving natural resources, and it will be able to help 4,000 farmers.
The needs identified via evaluations with the beneficiaries and the wish to sustain and expand the activities’ impact spearhead the submission of this new 36-month project. The President of Dahari, Anllaouddine Abou, thus signed the financing agreement in Moroni on February 8, 2017, in the presence of the Ambassador of the European Union accredited to the Union of the Comoros.
Specifically, this aid will allow the NGO to continue its efforts in agricultural support and development: training and distribution of improved agricultural inputs, fairs and points of sale to promote the flow of production, or exchange visits. The abilities of Dahari’s 11 technicians and 29 popularizers will be strengthened also to best serve the communities and to develop the agricultural know-how of supported producers.
Dahari will increase its support in 13 communities in Anjouan during the project’s first year and begin the territorial development actions with the municipality of Adda.
Two international organizations also support this project: The World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) as co-applicant and the Agricultural Research and International Cooperation Organization (CIRAD) as partner, thus providing their technical expertise to the project management, social and agricultural research and monitoring evaluation.
This signing and the extension of the support until 2020 also marks a turning point because Dahari’s project is an expansion plan for its agricultural activities on the three Comoros islands. This plan will be developed thanks to the in-depth analyses of current interventions, the prospecting missions and the training of outreach workers in Anjouan, Mohéli and Grande Comore. The zone extension will be done from the project’s second year to be able to impact 19 communities in Anjouan and two on each of the other islands by 2020.