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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Expanding Production and Battling Climate Change
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE staff member
    Seven years ago, a woman named Toma walked into a local bank in Sudan. As a farmer, she had big dreams about the harvests she could raise and the money she could make selling her crops -- if she could just get a loan for seeds and tools. She hoped that the bank official she spoke to would hear her out. She knew that women...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    A successful year for the Women Farmers Union!
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    Thanks to your generous support, we have great news! Last year, the Women Farmers Union benefited more than 5,000 women farmers and their families. The Union is active in about 50 villages throughout the El Gadarif region of Sudan. In 2013, the Union distributed more than 5,000 agricultural tools. What's more, the members...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has made updates to their project page.
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    An Oil Miller for Women Farmers in Sudan!
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    In March, we shared with you that the women of Women Farmers Unite were working hard to obtain a machine to extract oil from their sesame seed and groundnut crops. Thanks to your support, we were recently able to provide 20 women farmers with 100 pounds of seeds and help the women purchase an oil miller! The women farmers...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    VIDEO: Sudan's First and Only Women Famers Union
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    Click here to watch MADRE's video, "Sudan's First and Only Women Farmer Union"! Video description: In Sudan, young women identify gender discrimination and climate change as their two greatest obstacles to farming. But a Women Farmers Union, supported by MADRE, overcomes these barriers.One woman named Fatima Ahmed, a local...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has received 14 donations
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Success Stories from Zenab!
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    Fatima Ahmed, director of MADRE’s sister organization Zenab for Women in Development, recently shared some success stories from the Women Farmers Union. Together with Zenab, MADRE supports over 3,000 women farmers, giving them the tools, resources and technical assistance they need to sustain their families for the...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    An Oil Miller for Zenab
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    Our partners at Zenab for Women in Development recently shared with us that the women of Women Farmers Unite are working hard to obtain oil mill machinery in order to process their sesame seed and groundnut crops. Oil is extracted from sesame seeds and groundnuts by mechanical pressing, and is a lucrative product in local...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    The Power of Agricultural Cooperatives
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE staff member
    October 16 was World Food Day. This year’s focus was on agricultural cooperatives—powerful examples of active, life-changing community engagement. Worldwide, women and girls are primarily responsible for feeding their families. Women are disproportionately, overwhelmingly impacted by the expanding global crisis...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    A New Tractor for Women Farmers in Sudan
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    Just yesterday, Fatima Ahmed, the director of Zenab for Women in Development, our sister organization in Sudan, came to MADRE to share some exciting updates from the Women Farmers Union. And we’d like to share them with you! The Women Farmers Union, the first of its kind in Sudan, started working with 300 women...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has received 32 donations
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Giving Women Farmers the Seeds to Grow the Future
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    We recently had the pleasure of hosting our partner Fatima Ahmed, the head of our sister organization in Sudan, Zenab for Women in Development. During her visit, Fatima talked to us about Zenab’s remarkable achievements over the past year—and we’d like to share some of her updates with...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Zenab's Tractor Breaks New Ground!
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    In Sudan, the majority of women farmers must prepare their land for the harvest—by hand. This work is extremely time-consuming and physically demanding. In some cases, it can take one woman several days to prepare just a small plot of land. Zenab for Women in Development is working to increase crop production for...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    MADRE Partner Fatima Ahmed on Climate Change and Women's Leadership
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    In December, Fatima Ahmed, President of MADRE’s partner organization Zenab for Women in Development and founder of Sudan’s first women farmers union, attended the international conferences on climate change in Durban, South Africa. We interviewed her on the effects of climate change on women and on her...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    A Letter from Our Sisters at Zenab for Women in Development
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    As famine struck East Africa, our partners at Womankind Kenya mobilized to provide emergency food and water to refugees. Meanwhile, the members of the Women Farmers Union in Sudan, founded by our sister organization Zenab for Women in Development, knew they had to do something. To Our Sisters at Womankind Kenya,We...
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    • svnagappa
      svnagappa This report is meaningless with lots of statements not mentioning what exactly was done and what was the outcome. What is the point in sending these cut and paste reports. As an agricultural person I would like to know how many farms have been set up how many women have now been trained as agriculturalists and what is the... Read more »
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    Seeds, Tools and Even Rain for Women Farmers in Sudan
    By - Maria Trimble - Project Leader
    Just a few weeks ago, it rained in the communities of the Women Farmers’ Union in Sudan—welcome news! It has been a productive month, and we’d like to share some of the updates we’ve received from our partners at Zenab for Women in Development.With MADRE support, Zenab was able to purchase seeds for...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has made updates to their project page.
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Women Farmers Union in Sudan Purchases a Tractor!
    By - Yifat Susskind - Executive Director
    In Sudan, most women farmers manually prepare land for the growing season. Tilling and seeding by hand is backbreaking work and extremely time consuming. It can take one woman several days to prepare just a tiny plot of land. But thanks to MADRE member support, the Women Farmers Union, a project with our sister...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has received 18 donations
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Women Farmers Union in Sudan Purchases a Tractor!
    By - Maria Trimble - Project Leader
    In Sudan, most women farmers manually prepare land for the growing season. Tilling and seeding by hand is backbreaking work and extremely time consuming. It can take one woman several days to prepare just a tiny plot of land. But thanks to MADRE member support, the Women Farmers Union, a project with our sister...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Women's Farmers Unite in Sudan
    By - Maria Trimble - Project Leader
    In 2008, MADRE and Zenab for Women in Development partnered to found Sudan’s first women farmer’s union. The goal of the Women Farmers Unite is to increase crop production in the rural Al Qadarif area of Sudan while conserving natural resources and empowering women farmers to gain  access to tools, credit,...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has been reactived and is now accepting donations again.
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has received 16 donations
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Women in Sudan Unite to Provide for their Families
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director
    During the last farming season, MADRE and our sister organization, Zenab for Women in Development, coordinated the delivery of sorghum, millet and peanut seeds to hundreds of Women Farmers' Union members in Gungulesa, Guregana and Um Khanjar, Sudan. Previously women had to commute to a central seed distribution site. This...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Addressing Climate Change
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director
    As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a climate change agreement this week, MADRE is emphasizing that the creation of any new policy is an opportunity to advance human rights. In particular, we are calling for world leaders to recognize small holder women farmers, including the women farmers we support in...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Achievements of the Women Farmers
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director
    Thanks to MADRE’s support, the women farmers in the Al Qadarif region had a successful harvest, allowing them to pay back their entire bank loan of US$5,000. Local banks praised the women for this achievement. Because of these positive results, Zenab is now introducing women to a credit union, a benefit that they have...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has received 7 donations
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    Women in Sudan Sow Seeds of Success
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director, MADRE
    Women Farmers Unite has expanded to over 2000 members from 20 different villages in Al Qadarif state in Sudan. MADRE and its sister organization, Zenab for Women in Development, were able to distribute high-quality seeds to 500 women from 20 different towns. Sorghum, sesame, and peanut seeds were distributed in July...
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has received 22 donations
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Support Women Farmers in Sudan posted a progress report
    The women farmers of Sudan need your help!
    By - Vivian Stromberg - Executive Director, MADRE
    Al Qadarif is Sudan’s main agricultural state; 75% of sorghum, a dietary staple for many, consumed nationally has traditionally come from this region. As virtually all of Al Qadarif’s population relies on farming for their livelihoods, and a vast majority of residents live in a female-headed household, it is clear that...
    • 6 years ago
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    • svnagappa
      svnagappa Yes. I am an agricultural scientist based in Australia with expirience in development of cereal and pasture varieties for growers in Australia and elsewhere. I am glad that the ladies started with sorghum this year as conditons are very condusive to sorghum harvest. The key to success is good seed. Please let us know... Read more »
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Yifat Susskind

New York, NY United States

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