Our five goals are: 1) to support sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers and their communities in southern Africa; 2) to integrate health and nutrition with improved agricultural practices; 3) to enhance ecosystem services, including habitat, water quality, erosion control, and carbon sequestration; 4) to build social capacity through participatory methods; and 5) to promote cross-cultural understanding and relationship building through educational opportunities for students in Wisconsin and local leaders and community members.
The LAND project integrates sustainable food production with cooperative development and combines health education with agriculture education. Thus, we are merging food security and food sovereignty with economic security. Health is inextricably linked to nutrition, agriculture, and education. The project has a special focus on youth, empowering them with the knowledge and skills needed to live healthy lives and to lead their communities into a healthier future.