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Livelihood Promotion and Environmental Development

what we do livelihood enviro 1Capacity Building of Agricultural Livelihoods: This program builds the capacity of poor and marginalized urban, rural and pastoralist communities who are in need of financial resources, or other inputs. It helps them by providing the necessary training and startup capital, in the form of a revolving fund and advisory services. In this program, EDA has provided target groups with improved seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, water pumps, farm animals, and modern beehives. This program is enhancing food security and promoting the value chain for small holder farmers.

 Developing Youth Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship Skills: EDA is committed to the wellbeing of all youth, especially those who are vulnerable. This commitment has been expressed through EDA’s work with youth over the past decade, seeking to optimize their income in areas where there is little access to resources and improve their lives by establishing a youth-focused and community-based approach to addressing their needs. As a major part of this effort, targeted youth have been organized into different economic and social associations and receive vocational and business skills training. They are provided with startup capital to run viable businesses based on a prior needs assessment. To date, over 16,000 youth have received entrepreneurship skills training to start their own businesses and support their families. The program also conducts research and feasibility studies to improve access to helpful information and market scenarios, and also to create linkages with others engaged in similar businesses

what we do livelihood enviro 2