The Agriculture for Children's Empowerment (ACE) Project
The STRIVE project, funded by USAID's Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) and managed by FHI 360, uses market-led economic strengthening initiatives to improve the well-being of vulnerable children.Through STRIVE, ACDI/VOCA is implementing the Agriculture for Children’s Empowerment (ACE) Project in Liberia, which is founded on the premise that increased household economic security will stimulate more consistent investments in children’s wellbeing via longer term social investment in education and nutrition. ACE's primary focus is on the horticulture value chain (VC) in Montserrado, Bong, and Nimba countis of Liberia. ACE also strengthens smallholder rice farming to increase household food security using a market-sensitive approach to rice seed lending and cultivation. Throughout the project, ACE has adopted to a challenging environment to meet the needs of small holders to enhance their livelihoods.
ACE was one of five country program implemented under the STRIVE program, funded by USAID Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, in close collaboration with USAID Microenterprise Development office cooperative agreement. STRIVE is an Associate Award under the FIELD-Support LWA.