Smart Partnerships & Investments


Permaculture Model

How the model works

What is the rationale for this approach? Why do we need to shift away from large scale, capital-intensive, agricultural techniques? Why do we need a climate-responsive method that anyone can use to achieve family nutrition security? These are self evident, yet complex questions. Our task as agents of change is to answer them simply: we need an alternative method because, frankly speaking, neither the marginalized families of the world, nor their local environments, can afford NOT to take the new approach. In this era of severe climate change, extreme poverty and chronic communicable disease, all methods introduced must be proactive and responsive, rather than reactive and dependency inducing. It is the extremes of weather, the unknown timing of previously dependable cycles: the devastating floods: the long dry periods during the rainy season; the odd rains during the dry season: and the ever decreasing available land due to overpopulation that demand our finding a new approach.

The families are supported in kind to bring long term solutions to drought, famine and starvation. The Hub (Fishers Foundation) collaborating with Smart Partnerships and Smart Investments from like minded people or organizations will have the sole responsibility to do the following among other things.:

  • Manage, monitor and evaluate the intervention processes
  • Resource mobilization
  • Provide technical support
  • Continuously update the intervention processes
  • Document and disseminate the success stories of the model

The families in turn have a great responsibility ~ it hinges on the families' participation, their honesty and integrity and pride that this model depends. Participating families will be required to do the following inter alia

  • Utilize the resources provided for the purposes they are raised for
  • Utilize the training and information provided for empowerment and for building resilience
  • Exchange any relevant information with the Hub and the contributing family in the diaspora
  • Make sure that the project becomes a success by giving it priority and showing keenness to have more disposable income
  • Invest time and effort in the project.

Reaping What We Sow

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