WORKING TO FACILITATE SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

Vita is a smart, successful, next-generation Irish development partner that has been supporting farmers and communities in Africa for over 32 years. Our goal is to facilitate thriving rural climate-smart economies in Africa with access to services, markets and livelihoods for all.

Our approach combines knowledge-backed expert collaborations, community-led initiatives, transformational technology and innovative financing models.

As regions in East Africa experience some of the worst effects of climate change, we partner with rural communities in Ethiopia and Eritrea to create sustainable, climate smart livelihoods. Our values centre on sustainability and adaptability, with each of our programmes dedicated to not only mitigating climate change but also ensuring that partners, communities, and families are equipped with the skills, training, and resources needed to thrive.

All of our programmes are community-led, with an emphasis on gender and social equality. These ground-up initiatives include climate-smart agriculture such as the innovative Irish Potato Coalition and the female-driven fuel-efficient cook stoves programme as well as our award-winning community waterpoint repair programme. Read about the impact of these projects in Ethiopia and Eritrea and hear from the communities we partner with here.

Vita is funded by the Irish Government through Irish Aid and the Embassy of Ireland in Ethiopia, the European Union, philanthropic organisations, religious communities, the Irish agri-food sector, public donations and private individuals. You can find out more about our friends here.