Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
Equal land rights for women
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The organisation’s mission is to facilitate the development and application of innovative approaches to diversify and improve rural livelihoods, based on the utilization, commercialization and sustainable management of natural resources.
The Southern Alliance for Indigenous Resources (SAFIRE) is a regional non-governmental organisation with a mandate to operate in the South. The organisation’s focus is the promotion of rural development through the sustainable utilisation, commercialisation and management of natural resources. The organisation currently operates in 10 countries of the South using its own staff and through collaboration with partners. SAFIRE aims to be the regional leader and service provider of first choice in benefit-driven sustainable natural resources management by rural communities.
The organisation’s objectives include to diversify the livelihood options of rural communities through an improved management and a sustainable utilization of indigenous natural resources; to support and develop the management capabilities of local-level institutions in participatory, benefit-driven natural resources utilization; to mainstream natural resources management and related livelihood-enhancement programmes in refugee settings and hosting communities; to encourage collaboration and effective exchange of experiences and knowledge amongst institutions and communities active in indigenous resource management; and to advocate for policies that facilitate the achievement of the above objectives.
SAFIRE works with more than 20,000 households in poor and marginalised communities in Africa.