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Socio-Economic Development

Empowering people to work their way out of poverty, transforming their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

ARII facilitates local economic development by equipping communities and farmer groups with training and support them with agricultural inputs, social and small business loans for sustainable livelihood.

We seek to empower individuals and groups of people by providing these groups with the skills they need to affect change in their own communities.

ARII through inter-agency collaboration provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies developed at the local levels to create equal opportunities for people in disadvantaged communities. This is also directed at achieving efficient and effective management of policy systems for sustainable development of resources and achieving full socio-economic benefits of policies for people in disadvantaged communities.

Our Approach to Poverty Reduction

ARII uses the integrated development solution to poverty alleviation. Our approach takes into account the social, cultural, economic, environmental and geographic realities that contribute to the state of wellbeing the people we serve.

At  ARII we believe that the best way to affect sustainable change is to address all of the unique areas that perpetuate poverty. Rather than focus on a single issue like water or education,  ARII takes a pragmatic and holistic approach to the interconnected issues of poverty to bring lasting change

ARII promotes collaborative conversation and education amongst all stakeholders including private sector, NGOs and civic organizations. We work with the Development Fund International to integrate micro credit and training and services to its other development programmes to ensure that we are able to deliver sustainable solutions to poverty reduction in Africa.


  • 842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. This number has fallen by 17 percent since 1990.
  • The vast majority of hungry people (827 million) live in developing countries, where 14.3 percent of the population is undernourished.
  • Asia has the largest number of hungry people (over 500 million), but Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence (24.8 percent).
  • If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five; 3.1 million children die each year.
  • One out of six (approx 100 million) children in developing countries are underweight.
  • One in four of the world’s children are stunted. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.
  • 80 percent of the world’s stunted children live in just 20 countries.
  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
  • WFP calculates that US$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all 66 million hungry school children.

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