Ethiopian widow’s seed success

Self Help AfricaGender, News, Video

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A widow, Schmegie Kulbla is part of the solution to the problem that small-scale farmers across Ethiopia face in accessing good quality crop seed. Upwards of 90% of the country’s farmers produce their own seed from year to year, standards are poor, and often result in crop yields that are just a fraction of their potential.

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Strictly UCD

Self Help AfricaNews

Strictly UCD Ballroom Dancing

Come along to Strictly UCD, our fundraising ballroom dancing event in Dublin on March 4th 2017, in aid of G-SHA and UCD Volunteers Overseas.

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New crops give farmer new future

Self Help AfricaAgriculture & Nutrition, News, Zambia

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The harsh realities of life in rural Africa cause many to grow up too quickly; this was the case for Zambian Sydney Kalota, who lost both parents in quick succession as a teenager. Left without any relatives close by to support him. Left alone, he did the only thing he knew to survive, he began to farm.

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Beekeeping suits young farming couple

Self Help AfricaFeatured, News, Uganda

Evalyne and Tito

Married as teens, Evalyne and Tito have been working side by side on their farm for the past decade. Parents of four young children, supporting the family on a just a small parcel of land in rural Uganda hasn’t always been easy – yet they have managed, together.

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Farm training pay off for Agnes

Self Help AfricaNews, Uganda

Agnes planting

When experienced farmer Agnes Katushabe (53) volunteered her farm as a demonstration site to promote the production of healthy and nutritious food crops, she didn’t anticipate the added benefits she would get from the experience.

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Farming for the family’s future

Self Help AfricaNews

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Sana Mamata never had a proper education. But she’s happy that she can now support her own kids through school, and particularly proud to be able to sponsor her elder son’s journey to university.

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Irish Adventurers on Unprecedented Swim

Self Help AfricaFeatured, News


Seasoned Irish adventurers David Burns and Maghnus Collins will be sticking close to home for their next expedition in aid of Self Help Africa, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be one of their toughest challenges yet. Starting this summer, the pair will begin an unprecedented swim around the entire island of Ireland.

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