Towards a More Food Secure and Resilient Swaziland
In July 2013, TechnoServe Swaziland began implementation of a three-year program funded by the European Union to address food security in a holistic manner by focusing on capacity building at the household level, specifically targeting improved farm and business management by program participants. This program was designed to improve food security and household resilience for 12,000 vulnerable households by working with rural farmers, entrepreneurs, and supporting organizations to improve crop yields and increase revenue from micro-entrepreneurship activities.The program held direct training with over 940 smallholder farmers and nearly 1,960 micro-entrepreneurs. In addition, TechnoServe has trained over 350 Training of Trainer recipients from partner organizations. TechnoServe also designed and implemented a Capital Challenge Competition awarding 25,000 Euros to 44 prize winners for innovative business plans.