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. 



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

Latest News

Charles Handy, the world renowned Irish business philosophy author and broadcaster, and his wife the photographer Elizabeth Handy will be in Dublin Airport on April 21st to launch an exhibition of photos with an accompanying booklet, “The Potato Farmers of East Africa.” The exhibition will be opened by President Michael D. Higgins.

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A senior delegation led by Irish NGO Vita and including Teagasc and Gorta / SHA is travelling to Eritrea at the weekend to build on the partnership between these agencies and the Eritrean Government. They will be evaluating the impact of a model dairy programme and a model potato programme set up last year.

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The Irish Potato Coalition is hosting an international workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over the St Patrick’s Day period to share learnings on their very successful potato programme. The Coalition is led by Vita, the Irish charity fighting hunger and climate change in Ethiopia and Africa. 

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.