Our mission is to increase food productivity, to integrate technology into small-farm methodology, to develop marketing skills necessary to compete globally, to teach life management skills to young farmers, and to build sustainable food systems in West Africa, which will not only address the issues of poverty and hunger but will also inspire and train the next generation of farmers.
Our vision is to provide opportunities for the less privileged to meet their basic human needs and to fulfill the purpose that God has for their lives.
Through agriculture education and training, we aim to give youth the confidence to use their skills and knowledge to become self-sufficient.
Accountability And Transparency
We will do exactly what we promise to do in the areas we serve and that we will be open and honest with our donors in communicating how funds are being used.
How Did We Get Here?
Benin republic is a sub Saharan nation, highly dependent of agriculture with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming. One-third of the population live below the poverty line set by Benin, which suggests that close to 50 percent live below the dollar-a-day international poverty line. Most of the population living in poverty are in rural areas, relying on small-scale agriculture for their livelihoods and suffering because of poor land, inadequate rainfall, and not enough income to purchase good seeds, fertilizer or farm machinery. How can poor farmers, young men and women dig themselves out of this hole their families have been mired in for generation if there is no helping hand?
AFF’s mission began in November 2015, shortly after the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit of 2015 in New York. One of the Summit resolutions was: “… ending poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including by eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.” AFF shares the same vision and agrees to join forces to the United Nations’ objectives in making the world a better place to live in with sufficient food and zero-target poverty.