Support Women Farmers in Sudan

by MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.
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Sep 18, 2013

VIDEO: Sudan's First and Only Women Famers Union

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 agronomist, saw how women farmers grow most of their families' food, yet are denied crucial support that the Ministry of Agriculture gives to men.

The women found a solution: Sudan's first and only Women Farmers Union. They organized to obtain tools, seeds and training. They pooled resources to buy a tractor, and they share their sustainable and profitable farming strategies.

With a focus on young women, the Union allows women farmers to boost family nutrition, earn income and improve farming practices for the future.

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MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.MADRE.org
Project Leader:
Yifat Susskind
New York, NY United States

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