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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. 

 

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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

Latest News

Today's Irish Times features an article today regarding the development of potatoes in Ethiopia. The article focuses on the involvement on Teagasc and Vita in the establishment of the Potato Centre of Excellence. 

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A survey conducted by Ipsos MRBI in July on behalf of Dóchas shows that the vast majority of the Irish public agreed that it was important for Ireland’s international reputation that the Government delivers on its promise of spending 0.7% of GNI on overseas aid (Official Development Assistance, or ODA).

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Teagasc staff, represented by Lance O'Brien (centre) and Larry O'Loughlin (R), presented Vita CEO John Weakliam (L) with a cheque of €1,000, raised by Teagasc.  

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.