The multi-input development approach implies that activities within different sectors are interlinked in order to achieve a more integrated and sustainable development. Most of the communities the NAC targets need support in whole range of areas where key aspects should not only be addressed but also interlinked. For example; when our Natural Resource Management team trains communities in vegetable production, it also necessary to make sure that secure irrigation is available through the infrastructure team. Also, the communities are trained the benefits of a balanced diet as well as nutrition by both Education and Health teams. The activities within the Integrated Rural Development program are focused on the following sectors: Natural Resource Management, Education, Health and Infrastructure.
The IRD Program’sHHygiene Trainingealth component aims to address the alarming state of health in the communities in terms of water borne diseases and mother and child mortality and hygiene practices in the communities. In order to do the Health activities under IRD are focused on Family Health Action Groups, Hygiene and Health Education in Communities and Schools, Nutrition Education and Water and Sanitation. Read more about these activities under our Health program.
Natural Resource Management (NRM)
The NRM part of the IRD program aims to address the massively accelerated negative trends in natural resource use, deforestation, over-use of marginal agricultural and pastoral lands and wildlife harvesting. The purpose of the activities are to achieve food security and diversity, create opportunities to generate income and to improve Potato Demonstration Plotsenvironment in the communities. The activities being implemented are Resource Protection, Agricultural Production, Ecological Restoration, Sapling Production, Vegetable Production and Food Preservation. You can read more about each activity under the NRM Section.
The IRD program’s Education component focuses on two parts; formal and non-formal education. With the aim of improving the quality of Formal Education, NAC implement activities such as training teachers anTailoring Trainingd school, staff in subject-knowledge and methodology, School Maintenance and Refurbishing and Establishing and Supporting Parent-Teacher Association. Within non-formal education, NAC implements activities focused on practical vocational training and business development that can enable people to generate incomes independently of natural resource problems and climatic seasons. NAC also offers vocational training related to agriculture, linked with training in literacy and life skills. Read more about our Education activities under the Education section.
Infrastructure under IRD is implemented by under all sections. The Infrastructure team engages in several activities, Reconstruction Schoolsuch as Construction and Renovation Work in Schools – renovating schools, providing wells for safe drinking water, new latrines, playgrounds and sport fields; Constructing Irrigation Water Supply Systems - including reconstructing water supply systems, rehabilitating karezes and water storages; constructing aqueducts, canal reaches and river protection walls and Producing Cold Storages building cold storages where the farmers crops can be kept stored for year-round supplies. The Infrastructure team also works with Water and Sanitation and constructs or reconstructs water and sanitation facilities. Read more about our Infrastructure Activities under each section.