We are Alliance for Positive Environmental Impacts and Reforestation(APEARE)
Idi Obi Ologuneru, Ibadan 200129

Apeare Farmaes

Food and Agriculture Resilience through Multifunctional Agroforestry and Ecological Systems FARMAES (Pronounced as Farmers) is a comprehensive initiative that focuses on promoting sustainable sustainable agriculture practices, enhancing food security, and protecting the environment through the adoption of agroforestry and agroecology systems. By integrating trees, crops, and ecological principles, FARMAES aims to create resilient farming systems that address the challenges of poverty, environmental degradation, and climate change.

Our Objectives

1.) Farmer Training and Capacity Building: Provide training and capacity building programs to farmers, enabling them to implement agroforestry and agroecology systems effectively. This includes knowledge sharing, technical assistance, and the establishment of farmer field schools.

2.) Multifunctional Agroforestry Systems: Encourage the establishment of diverse agroforestry systems that integrate trees with crops and livestock. These systems will enhance soil fertility, promote biodiversity, sequester carbon, and improve water management.

3.) Ecological Pest Management: Promote the use of natural pest management techniques, such as biological control, crop rotation, and the planting of pest-repellent species. This approach reduces the reliance on chemical pesticides, protects beneficial insects, and supports overall ecosystem health.

4.) Climate-Resilient Agriculture: Facilitate the adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices, including drought-tolerant crop varieties, water conservation methods, and soil erosion prevention techniques. This will enhance the resilience of farming systems to climate change impacts.

5. Market Access and Value Chain Development: Support farmers in accessing markets and establishing value chains for their sustainably produced agricultural products. This includes market linkages, certification programs, and the promotion of organic and fair-trade practices.

6. Community Empowerment and Gender Equality: Empower rural communities, particularly women, through inclusive participation, decision-making, and the establishment of community-led agroecology initiatives. This project will focus on promoting gender equality, social cohesion, and community resilience.

7. Monitoring and Evaluation: Implement robust monitoring and evaluation systems to measure the project’s impact on food security, environmental sustainability, income generation, and climate change mitigation. This will ensure accountability and enable adaptive management.

Expected Outcomes

1. Increased adoption of agroforestry and agroecology systems, leading to improved soil health, enhanced biodiversity, and ecosystem resilience.

2. Improved food security and nutrition through diversified farming systems and increased crop yields.

3. Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and enhanced carbon sequestration through the integration of trees in agricultural landscapes.

4. Enhanced resilience of farming systems to climate change impacts, such as droughts and floods.

5. Income generation and poverty reduction through market access and value chain development for sustainable agricultural products.

6. Empowered communities, including women, actively engaged in sustainable agriculture practices and decision-making processes.

7. Heightened awareness and knowledge exchange on sustainable farming practices within the local and regional agricultural community.

Funding Request:

We seek funding to support the implementation of the FARMAES project, including farmer training programs, establishment of demonstration plots, market development activities, monitoring and evaluation, and community empowerment initiatives.

The FARMAES project embodies a holistic approach to address the interconnected challenges of poverty, environmental degradation, and climate change through sustainable agriculture. It emphasizes the importance of multifunctional agroforestry and agroecology systems in promoting food and environmental sustainability.