Agriculture & Rural Development

Welcome to our Agriculture Division at ICE-Africa. Our main focus in this division is on Integrated Food Security and Sustainable Entrepreneurship with a goal to achieve sustainable food security and agricultural entrepreneurship for poor and vulnerable people in developing countries. Women and children are the main vulnerable groups because their wellbeing, in terms such as health, education and happiness, is greatly affected by poverty, malnutrition, unemployment, a lack of direct social services, and food insecurity. The youth share the same predicaments, as do the men, because they mainly bear the burden of providing for the family, yet have very limited or no means to do so. This also affects the pursuance of education and attainment of wellbeing and happiness among the people in villages and communities across developing countries.
At AE&C (ICE-Africa BV), we provide technical assistance and research in the following field with respect to Integrated Food Security and Sustainable Entrepreneurship such as;

- Social & Rural Entrepreneurship
- Irrigation Systems
- Conservation of Natural Resources
- Human Development & Poverty Reduction
-Supply Chain Management
-Fishery & Animal farms
- Land Usage and Selection of Optimal Locations

Our theory of change is based on the philosophy that sustainable development is achieved through a combination of training and resource provision together. Thus, we do not only tell beneficiaries what to do or what is good, but actually provide them with the tools to do it, start doing it with them, and gradually build their knowledge and understanding through that process. Also, our theory of change shifts from a ‘service provision module’ where beneficiaries are given aid for free without the need to account for it to the ‘capacity building model’, where development is done through social entrepreneurship, and where aid or support are provided based on financial viability and accountability. Demand for agricultural produce is high domestically and internationally. Through training, capacity building, technical assistance and resource provision, beneficiaries can produce more, create value chains, supply produce to clients and develop resilient agricultural businesses. The result is food security, improved nutrition, proper environmental practices, better livelihoods, employment, good health, education and wellbeing of the people in and outside the implementation area. For more information, kindly send an email to: info@afenecon.com