United Methodist Committee on Relief

Sustainable Agriculture and Development

Sharing knowledge is the primary goal of UMCOR’s Sustainable Agriculture and Development (SA&D) program. UMCOR SA&D offers livelihood training to rural communities in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and most recently, Zimbabwe. We work with local partners and communities in these countries to ensure that the program is relevant to the people we serve, farm-centered, and field-based.

UMCOR SA&D emphasizes economic and environmental viability and sustainability. Training and education empower farmers to take care not only of their families, but of the land while promoting independence and self-reliance. For example, when farmers learn beekeeping or livestock husbandry, they create resources that can be used for generations to come.

UMCOR’s training programs work in accompaniment with people to find local and affordable solutions to the challenges the communities face to maximize their potential and minimize dependency on external sources.

Sustainable Agriculture and Development