Application of new farming systems, methods, and tools to improve growth and harvesting.
More equitable access to assets and services -- land, water, technology, innovation and credit, banking and financial services -- will strengthen women's rights, increase agricultural productivity, reduce hunger and promote economic growth.
From the Report: Women's Economic Empowerment: Issues Paper
- The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund gave to Let the Little Children Come to Me to aid widows associations build a honeybee farm on community land, training 100 widows in beekeeping, co-op management, product marketing, and monitoring and evaluation.
- The Denver Foundation gave to HEAL Africa to buy a field for widows group to farm and support HEAL Africa's orthopedic officers program that trains rural nurses to build a safe house for women, and to provide 100 women fistula repair.
- King Baudouin Foundation gave Trias vzw for the coaching of cocoa farmers and organisations by organising technical programmes and providing assistance with the commercialisation of products.
- Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation gave to Women for Women International for agricultural training programs for women.
- Bloomberg Philanthropies partnered with Sustainable Harvest over three years to provide specialized agricultural business training for 4,000 women in coffee, honey, and mushrooms.
54% of the land across Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda is arable and under permanent crops.
Current agricultural policies and programmes continue to be gender-blind and largely disadvantageous to women smallholder farmers.