Provide support and training to West Africa’s women farmers to ensure that they can campaign for and African agro-ecological solution to the food crisis.
Although women in Africa are an essential link in agricultural production, accounting for 70% of food production, over the past few years they have particularly suffered the effects of the food crisis. The traditional lack of access to land and resources has been exacerbated by the disruption of traditional agricultural practices resulting from modern agricultural policies leading to loss of resources for small farmers and the loss of biodiversity and understanding of traditional techniques.
By providing the women with training to become leaders in their communities and support them to document their knowledge of seeds & agricultural practices & promote their methods as viable & sustainable that protect rather than harm the environment.
Overall this project will give women the tools needed to be able to advocate and campaign on these fundamental issues affecting their lives and ability to provide food for themselves and their families
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).