Smart agriculture is an approach for transforming and reorienting agricultural systems to support food security under the new realities of climate change.
Widespread changes in rainfall and temperature patterns threaten agricultural production and increase the vulnerability of people dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, which includes most of the world's poor.
Climate change disrupts food markets, posing population-wide risks to food supply. Threats can be reduced by increasing the adaptive capacity of farmers as well as increasing resilience and resource use efficiency in agricultural production systems. ITAVA promotes coordinated actions by farmers, researchers, private sector, civil society and policymakers towards climate-resilient pathways through four main action areas:
(1) Building evidence
(2) Increasing local institutional effectiveness
(3) Fostering coherence between climate and agricultural policies
(4) Linking climate and agricultural financing
The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) program is promoting awareness and importance of Artistic thinking and experience into the STEM fields.
For years the push has been in STEM education to create and prepare students for highly-skilled and technical professions. However, the lack of any artistic input has led to inflexibility and narrow views in pure STEM innovation.
Art provides the unorthodox thinking and perspective shifting acumen that leads to innovation, new ideas, fresh thinking, and exponential growth in STEM. And the STEM perspective has the potential in inspire new artistic media and innovators
HEALTH CARE: WASH INITIATIVE
We aims to reduce the number of children under the age of five that are dying or suffering from preventable and treatable diseases by providing access to meaningful sanitation and hygiene education.We have the unique ability to talk to children, model behaviors for them, and give them the language to talk about taboo topics like toilet use. By pioneering conversations all over Liberia about clean water, hand washing with soap, and proper latrine use through three easy-to-share reminders that they can teach to family, siblings, and friends:
Wash hands with soap before meals and after using the toilet.Use safe toilets to defecate, and wear sandals to the toilet.
Use safe toilets to defecate, and wear sandals to the toilet.
Drin k clean water to stay hydrated and healthy.
To deliver an effective program with maximum reach, the WASH Initiative will utilize:
School and community-based health kits
Floor mat games – to promote discussion around familiar places, people, and things that contribute to being healthy and happy
Training for educators, community health workers, and parents/caregivers