Family Farming Productivity and Resilience Support Project (PREFER) aims to improve food security, nutrition and livelihoods of the rural poor in Comoros. It contributes to the sustainable increase of the availability of local food produce and farm incomes of the supported households. The project outcomes are to: (i) improve the natural productive capital, resilience to climate change and structure farmer’s organizations to better serve their members; and (ii) increase agricultural productivity for the targeted rural households.
PREFER has three main components:
Component 1: Improving the productive natural capital and structure small holder farmers. It aims to: (i) improve and secure the natural capital of farms to curb soil loss due to erosion and enhance the natural fertility of plots; and (ii) structuring producers around functions beginning with the collective management of the natural environment, and possibly up to the valorization of production through the intensification of production techniques.
Component 2: improving agricultural productivity and nutrition of the rural households. It aims to integrate polyculture production systems in Comoros, prioritizing cassava and banana production to secure food and diversify income. Market gardening will also be incorporated to diversify income and food supply.
Component 3: coordination and project management of the project.