DIG's Mission

Carrots Development in Gardening’s projects enable vulnerable and HIV-affected communities to meet their own needs and improve their well-being through nutrition-sensitive and sustainable agriculture.

DIG’s Objectives

  • Improve the health of individuals through gardens designed to meet specific nutritional needs
  • Work with participants to build agricultural skills necessary to develop and maintain diverse, sustainable gardens
  • Build the capacity of gardeners as local resources for information, education, and replication
  • Promote Gender Equity at both the household and community level
  • Link nutrition, gardening, and health
  • Enhance community’s food security and livelihoods

DIG’s Core Values

  • We believe access to nutritious food is a basic human right and can be life-saving, especially for vulnerable populations living in poverty and fighting life-threatening diseases such as HIV.
  • We use a grassroots approach in working with communities to influence local policy and protect development achievements.
  • We rigorously promote environmentally, economically, culturally, and educationally appropriate responses to barriers preventing equality of opportunities.
  • We respond to diversities and promote inclusiveness, particularly highlighting the potential of women and girls, and of people living with HIV, people living with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.
  • We promote gender equity as a fundamental human right.
  • We partner with a broad range of organizations (local and international, civil and government, urban and rural, faith-based and secular).
  • We promote, support and transfer environmentally restorative strategies resulting in climate-resilient practices.
  • We engage in collaborative approaches that build on the unique circumstances of the local context to facilitate full local project ownership.