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, and training opportunities usually reserved for men. The women are committed to farming organically and working together to promote an understanding of good nutrition and environmental preservation in their communities.
In 2010, Zenab was able to support six communities, a total of 496 women, to improve their agricultural processes. This support included seed distribution, land rental assistance, and improved plowing and harvesting techniques.
The community of Wad Daeaf is in their second year of profit, which they used to expand community gathering spaces and pay for primary and secondary education for their children.
The village of Gungulesa was able to build a club and successfully pay rent on their land from last season’s profits.
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Project Leader: Yifat Susskind
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