Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment | YICE
YICE was inspired by its founder Noah's childhood memories and love of nature and his own experience of being brought up by a single mother. After focusing initially on increasing agricultural productivity using conventional techniques, consistent failing crops yields led YICE to adopt permaculture as a guiding philosophy for its work, with remarkable results.
YICE works in a very distinctive ecological context of degenerated landscapes and frequent drought, exacerbated by the effects of climate change and deforestation, and a social context focused chiefly composed of vulnerable populations, especially women, youth and IDPs. Through their trainings, Noah and his team support smallholder farmers to produce nutritious food, earn a steady income to support their families and regenerate the land in the process. They also provide a range of advisory services, from hands-on training to develop drip-irrigation kits and produce natural fertilizers, to financial and psycho-social support, the latter being especially relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Leveraging many years of experience in providing technical and hands-on support in the field of regenerative agriculture, designing and facilitating trainings and conducting baseline and feasibility studies, YICE is equipped to offer a wide range of consultancy services.