For strong partnerships, we need reliable and lasting commitments at our sides!

20 years of partnership with Paidek, a success story in unfavorable surroundings

While SOS Faim succeeded a number of times to support partners from their first steps to their “autonomy”, the Paidek story “promotion of development initiatives in favour of Kivu’s economy”, certainly is the most extraordinary of them all!

For 20 years now, this microfinance institution has been offering its services to the poorest populations of Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

In a short time from now, Paidek will have reached a level of development which will allow SOS Faim to divert its support to other start-up operators.

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Signature of the basic agreement on awareness-raising activities

On Thursday 29 of January the basic agreement on awareness-raising activities has been signed between the MoFA, cooperation directorate, and SOS Faim. SOS Faim is one of 13 Luxemburgish NGOs which signed such an agreement in 2015.

Under the heading “Let’s change our menu !”SOS Faim will start awareness-raising and education campaigns with the intention to provide Luxembourg citizens with new ways of securing more responsible eating habits. The basic agreement covers awareness-raising activities from 2015 to 2017 with an annual budget of 175 118.60 €.

Photo credits: Frères des Hommes Luxembourg

New teaching methods: a new platform will help to improve your understanding of the role of family farms in agriculture

Proceed right into the heart of family farming and you will learn why and how this form of agriculture will be able to cope with its future challenges.

Today, about 8 out of ten people go to sleep with an empty stomach. In 2050 2 additional billion people will have to be fed! Impossible? Not at all !

Family farming will be explained with the help of videos, infografics, photos and the expertise and testimonies of farmers from the south and the north. Learn more about these new teaching tools. They are accessible to all those who want to find out, or to increase their knowledge.

Go ahead and have a look at this new platform!

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25 years of APESS!

To celebrate this anniversary, APESS organized a special event in Dakar, Senegal, from December 4 to 6, dedicated to the cattle raising business.

Many professionals attended the meeting: producers, politicians, decision makers, international partners, research experts, regional specialized institutions…

5 special conferences were held, and a ministers’ round table concentrated on the subject of “family based cattle-raising businesses and their challenges in Western and Central Africa” with the objective to “Reconcile food sovereignty with regional integration and sustainable development”.

Read the short conference summaries in French

It is urgent to act!

While there is abundance existing around us, in poor countriesevery 6 seconds, a child dies of hunger.

Specifically, in the field, SOS Faim helps to builds local initiatives: partnerships are established with farmers’ organizations, microfinance institutions and NGO’s that SOS Faim technically and financially supports in order to benefit to small scale farmers.

Act against hunger! Support SOS Faim!

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