GOPA and AFC: Strong collaboration!
Double award for projects in Africa
As part of the German special initiative “A world free of hunger” GIZ has commissioned GOPA/RDE (consortium lead) and its affiliated company AFC to implement two projects focusing on soil conservation and sustainable small scale farming in Kenya and Burkina Faso. GOPA and AFC joined forces in order to follow the tenders in parallel. Promotion of conservation agriculture through farmer field schools is at the center of both projects. Conservation agriculture has three core elements:
1. continuous minimum mechanical soil disturbance;
2. permanent organic soil cover; and
3. diversified crop rotations in the case of annual crops or plant associations in case of perennial crops.
The project duration in both cases will be 29 months.