FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION
This program facilitates opportunities for pastoral communities in semi-arid areas to enhance their food security and nutrition as a way of mitigating hunger. As pastoralism becomes challenging, many of the reformed warriors are resorting to supplementing their diet with agricultural cultivation of drought resilient crops such as sorghum, millet and cowpeas.
This program also provides technical agricultural support to children and teachers in primary and secondary schools through Junior Farmers Club activities to improve nutritional intake. Young farmers are engaged in school demonstration farms and encouraged to transfer agricultural skills in the community.
RESEARCH, POLICY, EXCHANGE AND LEARNING
Research and policy development program oversees the improved accessibility of factual and credible information for policy advocacy. SOPA liaises with institutions of learning and relevant networks to enhance exchange and learning processes amongst beneficiaries from different backgrounds. It works towards identifying gaps and opportunities that facilitate the realization of SOPA’s objectives through local and international internships and volunteer activities that promote learning and research.