Environment
 Malawi
Project #24069

CLOSING THE GENDER GAP FOR A FOOD SECURE FAMILIES

by Chinseu Community Based Organisation
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Summary

Many Malawians are farmers and 55% are organic farmers while 30% are farmers that apply fertilizer in their fields. Between August to March they works in their fields where they grows maize, groundnuts and millet depending on rainfall that comed in the months of November to March in malawi. The average turn out of the crops from tbheir fields is 400kgs per farmer at the end of the farming season. During the months of August to November farmers opens irrigation farming.
$4,000.00
total goal
$3,834.00
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
9
months active

Challenge

Many Women farmers are struggling to produce enough food crops at the end of farming calendars considering to men farmers whom 30% are producing food crops for their families, this percentage of men farmers who are able to produce enough food crop is too small considering that 85% of malawians are farmers and is muchly done on family levels and he man is the head of the family. On the other side there are some women who are women headed household and they need support to succeed.

Solution

Chinseu believes a happy family starts with enough to eat at househoold level, increasing the number of women farmers who shall produces enough yields from 20% to 40% in the next two years and the number of men famers frm 30% to 40% in the same next two years will sustain the goo living standards of local people in our community.

Long-Term Impact

Supporting women farmers and men farmers in two types of farming namely Irrigation farming and Rainfal farming aiming bringing the number and percentages of women farmers and men farmers to equal by supplying them with lessons on how to make organic manure, providing them with early and high productive crops seeds.

Organization Information

Chinseu Community Based Organisation

Location: Blantyre, Malawi - Malawi
Project Leader:
Noel Banda
Blantyre, Malawi

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