We are Active in grassroots advocacy, entrepreneurship, and/or community organizing around issues of public health, household food security, sustainable and environmentally safe income generation and communal peace building.
Our various agricultural initiatives include
- Microfinance Services, with special emphasis on smallholder women farmers and petty traders. The services incorporate pre-loan training, clients’ business assessment, monitoring of loan utilization, impact assessment. We are certified as Business Development Service (BDS) providers by the World Bank.
- Maize aggregation maize from smallholder farmers for supply to assigned warehouses. This involved training of outreach officers, maize aggregation at assigned districts/locations, registration all farmers that participate in the aggregation, issue receipts to farmers for maize aggregated and maintain detail records of same, delivery of aggregated maize from various districts/location to assigned warehouse, ensure payments are made to all farmers within 2 working days of receipt of payment from the warehouse
- Supply of improved striga-resistant maize seeds, fertilizer to smallholder farmers
- Organic farming of maize for small holder farmers in UngwaMangoro, Kaduna State
- Supply of Aflasafe to small holder female farmers to enhance their household food security. Fantsuam trains farmers on the application of Aflasafe, recommends the amount of Aflasafe to be applied after taking the dimensions and GPS co-ordinates of their farms, aggregates of the maize harvest and payment of incentives to farmers whose Aflatoxin content meets international standards. The emphasis of Fantsuam Foundation participation is to increase the productivity of smallholder women farmers through the reduction of Aflatoxin contamination in household grains.
- Community–based climate change mitigation activities
- ‘Making Markets Work’ project to enhance secure livelihoods, increased incomes and food security for vulnerable or excluded smallholder farming households. The market approach identifies one particular commodity, then identifies barriers and opportunities affect all those involved in a particular market e.g. input dealers, farmers, middlemen, processors, retailers, consumers, financial organisations, BDS providers etc. Interventions are then designed to address the barriers and utilise the opportunities that lie within the market, to improve livelihoods.
- Women’s Clean Cookstove Training and Entrepreneurship Program providing training in technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, outreach strategies and micro businesses.
- Local chicken improved management