PENHA has been importing a number of South African Boer goats to cross breed with local Ugandan goats. This produce goats with more meat which are more valuable. Women's groups are helped to with these cross breeds.
The Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven donated ten boxes to PENHA Somaliland for pastoralists and agro-pastoralists - to be used by carpenters, tailors or teachers.
PENHA's Sixth fundraising 10 km walk was in the Lee Valley in June. A group of twelve people, from PENHA and from the Brentwood United Reformed Church completed the course on a beautiful summer day. It has raised (with GiftAid) a little over £800. You can still sponsor us via www.justgiving.com/penha-walk2014
The Spring 2014 magazine "Practical Sheep, Goats and Alpacas" (www.sgamagazine.co.uk) contained a report about the large part that Goats play in Uganda and the way in which women involved.
PENHA congratulates Tesfaldet and Yodit on the birth of their daughter, Lulia on Thursday 27th. March. A new birth is always a cause for celebration.
We look forward to her contributions in the years to come.
On Friday 14th March a book launch event was hosted at the IIED London of the “Family Farming in Africa – Overview of Good Agricultural Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa” authored by Sara Costa, G. Matteo Crovetto, and Stefano Bocchi of the University of Milan.
The Second Drought Resilience conference under the auspices of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, which works in the Horn of Africa.
The Food We Want (FWW) campaign in collaboration with North London based Friern Barnet Community Library organised a food event on Saturday 8th. March 2014. The aim of the event was to present and launch an Educational booklet and introduce the campaign to young people in London.
A booklet designed for teachers and other interested or concerned about food production and consumption.
The annual calendar has been published with photos of the work of PENHA across the region. Copies can be ordered from PENHA with £1.50 to cover the cost of postage and packing. The calendar is published on behalf of PENHA with support from the Food We Want project funded by the European Union.