One year consultative intervention by St. Jude family projects with support from QSA to strengthen DFK institutional development has been finalized. As a matter of fact, capacity building trainings facilitated by St. Jude Family Projects were conducted at Dream Farm and in the neighborhoods as part of DFK understanding community participatory approaches. It was during these interactions that the communities raised the need to improve their nutrition in sustainable manner by growing their own food on their gardens and also to improve income to cover nonfood basic requirements. Local people working with their leaders identified families in acute poverty but with desire to turn around their livelihood and the project supporting women from such families.
The need to strengthen DFK institutional building came as a result of capacity assessment by QSA monitoring visit in 2018 that identified key areas DFK need to improve which included community participation and decision making, project management and institutional development among others. In 2019, in consultation with another QSA partner, St. Jude Family Projects; DFK worked on improvement of organizational structure, project development and management, environment management and strategic planning.
Community Members examine yield, variety and line spacing in the demo garden
Community members weeding a demo garden