|Self Help Africa's vision is of a rural Africa free from poverty and hunger.|
The organisation's mission is to develop enterprising solutions that enable smallholder farmers to achieve a better quality of life.
Core values underpin Self Help Africa's approach:
People helping themselves: We enable smallholder farmers to priorities and plan development within their communities and work together to establish the links they need to prosper. We believe that by understanding local concepts of progress and strengthening existing community groups, that people can be proactive in determining their own development.
Viable solutions: We champion practical, low-cost solutions that will have a lasting benefit, and are replicable. These solutions aim to be sustainable. We believe that markets should work for smallholder farmers, we support rural communities to organise and develop the knowledge and skills to establish the links that they need to prosper, and encourage risk reduction and climate adaptation practices that reduce vulnerability, and build resilience in the long-term.
Equality and inclusion: Self Help Africa is committed to identifying and removing barriers that prevention inclusion of more vulnerable groups, and ensuring that neither age, disability, health status, tenure of land, nor gender should be a barrier to participating and benefitting from our programmes.
Transparency & accountability : We are committed to technical excellence and demonstrating transparency in our relationship with all stakeholders.