The Meki Batu Fruit and Veg Co-Op

Self Help AfricaNews


Formed in Meki town, Ethiopia, as an agricultural union to represent the interests of 12 producer groups across a district that was the site of one of Self Help Africa’s earliest agricultural projects, Meki Batu Fruit and Vegetable Growers Cooperative is virtually unrecognisable today from the organization that was created in 2002.

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Self Help Africa in the USA

Self Help AfricaNews


The streets of Manhattan and Boston are now linked to the small farms of sub-Saharan Africa, as Self Help Africa continues its growth to raise funding and awareness of its work across the United States. Our journey to the US began in early 2009, with the decision to set up a new company; there – Self Help Africa Inc, which was subsequently granted charity status.

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Galway Kenya Run

Self Help AfricaKenya, News


World record holder and Olympic Gold medalist David Rudisha won the hearts of thousands of Irish fans, when he visited close to a dozen schools and competed in a series of showcase events in the West of Ireland recently. The Kenyan champion and his Irish-born coach Br. Colm O’Connell were in Galway in September, for a charity run and other events that will raise funds to support Self Help Africa and other charities.

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Self Help AfricaMalawi, News


Water supply and management is one of the key challenges facing most African smallholders. It’s a challenge made all the more testing by the impact of climate variability. But it’s a challenge that can yield a healthy dividend, as has been witnessed with wetland management efforts in Malawi and Zambia that have resulted in crop yields increasing by between 30-60%, as a direct result of work that local village committees have carried out in collaboration with Self Help Africa.

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