Sustainable Livelihoods

Building Self-Sufficient People

Poverty and hunger are intrinsically linked. To that extent, any action or programme to fight hunger must strike at the heart of poverty.  The ZHTF SVG trains youths and adults in vulnerable communities to manage resources sustainably, which enables them to meet livelihood needs and safeguard these resources for future generations.

Our interventions seek to:

Provide incentives to farmers.

Develop and support programmes to equip citizens with job-ready skills and skills that lead to certification and employment.

Implement apprenticeship training programmes.

Champion inter-agency collaboration.

Our Solutions

Skills Training and Apprenticeship

Youths Are Empowered Through Skills Training and Apprenticeship

Youths are Empowered Through Skills Training and Apprenticeship

Why Tackle Youth Unemployment?

ZHTF SVG aims to ensure that Vincentians are free of hunger and have the means to sustain their nutritional needs. This programme is designed to equip young people from vulnerable communities with employable skills to be self-sufficient individuals.

Providing Options for Sustainable Livelihoods

ZHTF SVG implemented Skills Training and Apprenticeship programmes targeted to the unique needs and circumstances of people in vulnerable communities, especially women and those in rural areas. Training was received in one of several areas, including computer repair, food preparation, auto mechanic, graphic design, electrical installation, cosmetology, plumbing and basic refrigeration, augmented by a 6-month apprenticeship at partnering private entities.

Our Impact at A Glance

Programme designed to equip young persons from vulnerable communities with employable skills in several areas including food preparation, computer repairs and IT skills, cosmetology, etc.
Youths Trained
Apprenticeships Gained
Partnerships established with Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation and SVG Community College Technical Division to provide financial support to underprivileged students.

Partnering entities

Parliamentary Front Against Hunger – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Chapter

In 2021, the ZHTF SVG signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the provision of services to support the development of a Parliamentary Front against Hunger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Chapter (PFH-SVG). The overarching goal of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger is ““to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in the region by raising awareness, drafting public policies and effective legislation, and forming alliances with civil society, academia, international organizations and other key actors.” Additionally for this section, ensure that all mentions of ZHTF read as ‘ZHTF SVG

Contributions and Success of the PFH-SVG

Through the signed Letter of Agreement, the ZHTF was committed to:

    • Support the structure of the secretariat of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Parliamentary Front Against Hunger with a roadmap of actions and tools for operation, and
    • Support the implementation of a flagship initiative of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Parliamentary Front against Hunger titled “Farm to Table”.
    Through this initiative, a Parliamentary Front Against Hunger Roadmap 2022-2026 was developed, outlining a plan of action and the tools necessary to address hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines over the next four years. Additionally, the ZHTF launched a buy-local campaign to increase awareness among Vincentians about the benefits of producing, buying, and consuming locally grown foods.

    Partnering entities