AT least 1 800 people are expected to be supported by the Smallholder Agriculture Development Project II (SADP II) through nutrition clubs.
Jan. 26, 2023
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SADP II aims to enhance basic nutrition
Inside a shade net built in Mahobong, Leribe
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SADP Project Manager, ’Malichaba Nkhethoa said the clubs are particularly aimed at improving proper nutrition within communities. The project, she said will among others assist identified households by providing them with equipment like shade nets along with fruit trees, poultry, and goats.
Nkhethoa said following the pledge made by the government to support the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the nation shall get support through the supply of potatoes, beans, peas, and maize seedlings.
In addition to that, she said the farmers will also be provided with fertilisers and vaccines for their animals.
“In a bid to promote climate-smart agriculture, the farmers shall be taken on demonstration projects aimed at sustainable agricultural projects despite changing weather patterns,” Nkhethoa also said.
The project, she further noted, is also aimed at rehabilitating irrigation schemes throughout the country with the purpose of implementing sustainable irrigation projects.
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The government implemented SADP II with financial support from the World Bank, the government of Japan, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
The project covers Lesotho’s 10 districts with the objective of supporting the increased adoption of climate-smart agricultural technologies in agriculture, enhanced commercialisation, and improved dietary diversity among targeted beneficiaries. - LeNA