An ambitious international effort is under way to build a sustainable rural economy in remote parts of Africa.
Barnard is looking for volunteers to join its ambitious study abroad program, and in a move that could have huge implications for developing countries around the world.
Its goal is to help rural areas recover from a decade of devastating drought.
The program aims to expand the ability of small-scale farmers to grow food sustainably.
Barnards goal is also to help smallholder farmers grow their food, and the new initiative is designed to support the work of those farmers, said its chief executive, Tony Rennie.
It will involve a two-year residency program, where participants will be provided with a set of skills, training, and tools.
It will also support the development of rural economies.
Barnes mission is a first step in a long-term effort to expand rural economies, said Rennies deputy chief executive Paul Smead.
“Barnard’s global community of more than 40,000 people is at the forefront of many of the most pressing challenges facing the world today,” he said.
“This research initiative will help us build upon the foundation we have laid with our partners to provide a sustainable, self-sufficient livelihood to more than 2.5 million rural people in Africa.”
The study will be funded by the United Nations Development Programme, which supports development of smallholder farming in sub-Saharan Africa, and by a private foundation.
The funders say the program is part of a broader plan to boost the livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable in developing countries.
“The vast majority of rural people are living in extreme poverty in Africa,” said Renna Muthu, the executive director of the United Nation’s Development Programme.
“The vast amount of work that they do to provide their communities with the tools to sustainably grow their crops, they’re the ones who are really struggling to survive in the face of these challenges.”
We’re hoping this research will give them the confidence to do more and help them take on some of these challenging tasks.
“The idea of a rural study abroad is nothing new.
It’s been a long time coming, as countries have struggled with a variety of other problems including food security, education, health, infrastructure, and more.
But the initiative is a bold one.”
It’s not just a study abroad.
It also has the potential to create a sustainable economy and a sense of community in a rural setting, and this will allow people to see themselves as part of this sustainable society,” said Muthru.”
What we are seeing is that the rural communities that are in this program are much more self-reliant and much more resilient, and that will translate into their economic growth and their livelihoods,” he added.
The Barnard researchers hope the project will give a boost to rural Africa’s agricultural sector.
The goal of the program, called Barnard-Ogbonna, is to “develop skills and capacities to support people in agriculture in developing and emerging countries.”
The program aims at helping rural communities in Africa, which are struggling to recover from decades of drought, to get back on their feet and to make the transition to a more sustainable agriculture.
Barnett will send a team to Kenya and Uganda to gather skills, learn about farming practices, and work with farmers to establish a model of production.
The project will also include technical assistance and support.
The researchers hope to develop a system for training and training farmers in rural Kenya and other African countries.
They hope the program will eventually be expanded to other countries.
Rennie said the goal is for the program to provide more than 500,000 farmers with skills that can help them start and sustain a business.”
A lot of what we are trying to do is provide farmers with the knowledge to start their own businesses and support them in that process.
So it will give us an opportunity to see what the opportunities are in Kenya and in other countries that have this program,” he told ABC News.