Integrated Farm Planning (PIP)
In 2020, Help a Child started a pilot project in Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda to test the PIP (‘Plan Intégré du Paysan’) model, an integrated and evidence-based farm planning model from Wageningen University. The vision of PIP is to engage households and communities in sustainable farm development and improved child wellbeing. All family members are invited to develop a shared vision, to establish a sustainable agricultural livelihood, resulting in sufficient, nutritious, and responsibly produced food for all family members, including children. Moreover, within a few year’s time, these households are ready to participate in sustainable value chains, enabling economic development that benefits children and youth, and reduces inequalities.
17 years old Reverien lives in Rwamagana, Rwanda. Together with his parents and brothers and sisters and facilitated by one of the model farmers in his village, he made a farm plan to produce sufficient and nutritious food ánd to create opportunities for economic development and employment.
Although the pilot will be completed at the end of 2022, the preliminary results are promising. To learn more about the PIP approach and preliminary results, download the Help a Child PIP Pilot Midterm Evaluation Report below.
PIP Pilot Midterm Report