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What We Do

Vita enables and empowers rural households and communities in Africa to build sustainable livelihoods. 

Our programmes impact on the lives of thousands of families through our innovative food and energy security work. We improve the capacity of our local partners and develop solutions that are replicable beyond the boundaries of our projects. 


The Great Ethiopian Run 

Run or Walk 10km for Climate Justice while visiting Vita projects in November 2015..... click here for more 

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Vita Partners

Working in Partnership enables us to achieve far more than working alone.

Discover advantages of becoming a partner - Vita Partner Benefits

Understand our types of partnership - How to Partner

See our current partners and their projects - Current Vita Partners

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Latest News

The potato is a very important crop in our day-to-day life. It is a staple food across the world. We know that the potato is cheap and yet provides us with rich nutrition. In fact, it is one of the world’s only self-sustainable foods. This means that if you were stranded on a desert island with only supply of potatoes, you could survive quite nicely!

Latest News

Have you seen Channel 4’s reality documentary, The Tribe, on the Hamar tribe in Ethiopia? [http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-tribe]

Vita has been involved with the Hamar tribe since 2006. Here is a brief article on how the organisation has been helping the locals of the Omo Valley

Latest News

I support our overseas aid commitment, and I want the government to #RecommitToAid. Charlie Flanagan will you attend the Summit in Addis?

Fighting Hunger in Africa

Vita is an Irish non-governmental organisation, working with issues of food security, agricultural development and climate change. Vita engages in a number of programmes and projects in the developing world, with the aim to deliver sustainable livelihoods to rural communities.

By working through partnerships in Ireland, Africa and beyond, Vita seeks to form new, mutually-beneficial relationships with which to fight hunger and climate change.


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Fighting Hunger in Africa

Vita supports a new model of development wherein the local community is supported to create a plan for development based on their own needs, abilities and vision of the future. This approach empowers the population to become self-reliant and ultimately eliminates their need for outside assistance. Therefore local people as well as civil society and government organisations are involved in all stages of planning, implementation and evaluation of the programme.