The LEAD Network
The LEAD Network reaches out to thousands of individuals every year.
LEAD is working to deliver a combination of interventions to enhance the capacity of farmers on integrated farming systems and support other stakeholder to improve their livelihoods. The project is also promoting community enterprise activities to strengthen sustainable livelihoods. Communities are supported in better natural resource management and the use of simple, clean technologies to meet their needs and improve health. Training and capacity building activities are equipping communities with the skills to develop and implement appropriate, locally owned solutions.
The project is facilitating fuller participation and involvement of community representatives in local decision-making processes. LEAD's programme on Leadership and Governance will also help farmers to develop both their business and leadership skills.
Energy is a huge problem in Campbell Bay; the Government produced diesel generated power is insufficient for the needs of the community and also poses a threat to the environment. Therefore, LEAD's intention to introduce low cost energy is timely, as is its provision of basic awareness on natural resource management to school children and communities. These interventions, combined with a focus on developing kitchen gardens to produce medicinal plants and awareness on preventative health, is helping to improve the quality of life of these communities.