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Turning tables to empower women small-holder farmers in Tanzania

Monday, February 22, 2021

Kicked off in September 2020, a new Joint Programme implemented by UN Women and UNFPA is targeting vulnerable small-holder farmers in the regions of Shinyanga and Singida, Tanzania. It is set to boost their incomes for economic resilience and agency at the household and community level. Mariamu Rasidi speaks to UN Women on why this intervention is important for the empowerment of women in her community.

Women’s key role in agricultural production emphasized

Friday, October 24, 2014

African leaders called for greater investment in women in order to increase agricultural production and improve livelihoods, at a three-day Sharefair on Rural Women’s Technologies to Improve Food Security, Nutrition and Productive Farming.

“I bought a mattress and health insurance” – rural Rwandan farmer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Through Farmer Field Schools, more than 350 Rwandan farmers have learned about nutrition, modern agricultural techniques and business skills while creating cooperatives and pooling savings.

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