Latia partners with development agencies through projects in provision of training and services to small holder farmers and pastoralists. Small holder farmers and pastoralists are struggling to adapt to rising temperatures, erratic rainfall patterns and other effects of the global climate change.
Without support from governments, development agencies and the private sector many of these farmers and pastoralists risk being completely overwhelmed by the pace and severity of climate change. Latia’s projects are geared towards providing tools and knowhow necessary to adapt farming practices to ensure resilience in the face of climatic change. The ultimate goal is to grow the ability of farmers and pastoralists to employ climate-smart technologies and to unlock the enormous potential for smallholder-led agricultural growth in Africa. Latia projects to develop and empower agripreneurs.
Some of the Climate Smart technologies that Latia promotes include:
- Rain water harvesting and storage
- Agro-forestry and Biodiversity
- Renewable farm energy solar and biogas
- Energy saving cooking systems
- Conservation Agriculture
- Mechanization for small farms (energy-efficient & irrigation)
- Organic fertilizers (composting systems)
- Fodder and feeds production
- Greenhouse vegetable production (basic and automated)