We Are the Solution

by Fahamu

Summary

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.
$285
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.fahamu.org

Organization Information

Fahamu

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.fahamu.org
Project Leader:
Rebecca Williams
Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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