Agroforestry for Livelihood Empowerment (ALIVE)

The ALIVE Programme contributes to a sustainable environment that enables women and men living in poverty to improve their lives.

Small-holder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing the negative impacts of climate change. The vulnerable exposure to frequent extreme weather conditions, increased risk of pests, water deficiency among others has a direct negative effect on food production. The women face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change in situations of poverty. The ALIVE Programme creates societal changes to enable the realisation of human rights and economic empowerment of small-holder farmer families through market-led, sustainable agriculture based on agroforestry.

The programme is implemented through farmer organisations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. It is financed mainly by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida.