CISS implements projects based on an integrated approach that ensures sustainability in enhancing the level of food availability and quality at the household level for the members of the target groups while taking the Sustainable Development goals into consideration.
CISS has bought and distributed dairy goats to the members of the target groups. Through Pass on and pass back of the kids, other members within the group receive goats. Goat milk is highly nutritious and earns income when sold. The other benefit of dairy goat farming is the use of droppings as manure to improve soil nutrition. CISS also supports farmers with establishment of bee farming to access the medicinal benefit of honey and also generate income from the sale of honey. We have a honey refinery where the honey is proceed packaged and branded.
CISS supports farmers with vegetable seeds for kitchen garden establishment. The kitchen gardens ensure that each household has daily supply of vitamins. The excess vegetables are sold to improve the household income. A key pillar of CISS intervention is training on improved farming techniques to develop the capacity of the farmers.
Environmental conservation is recognized as a tool for sustainable livelihoods.
According to this definition CISS has supported woodlot establishment both at household level and in schools. 86,200 trees have been distributed to 86 schools while 65,000 tree seedlings have been distributed to 95 groups within CISS project areas over the last 3 years.
We also train the community members in the making and installation of energy saving cook stoves (jikos) to farmers. The “jikos” design serves the purposes of reducing the amount of fuel used and the amount of smoke emitted. Our efforts in promoting Environment conservation and management is built on the 2 Sustainable Development goals;
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
SDG7: Affordable & Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG15: Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.