"An empowered community with a home for every woman"
Posted By : Kaira King
VALUE CHAIN ADDITION AWARENESS RAISING
FAIR FOR ALL.
IMPROVING VALUE CHAINS AT SCALE- STRENGTHENING GRASSROOTS WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION AND VOICE FOR INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE AGRI BUSINESS VALUE CHAINS WITH 150 GRASSROOTS WOMEN IN KAMULI DISTRICT KAGUMBA SUBCOUNTY AND KALIRO DISTRICT.
Women and girls are most affected. The women have tried to engage in agriculture but it has always been at a small scale mainly for household food which also doesn’t provide them with food security. The land in busoga is mostly covered by sugarcane, these plantations owned by men who don’t leave any small portion for food crop growing leaving the women who are the home makers in the region to suffer. Through the FAIR FOR ALL project Sponsored by HUAIROU COMMISSION AND OXFAM NOVIB, SWID is raising awareness for women to own land or hire land to engage in smart agriculture for commercial purposes and building their capacity to participate in trade and value chain addition. SWID is specifically focusing on cassava as both a food crop and cash crop.
With awareness raising and capacity building we believe we shall empower grassroots women to participate in trade and value chain addition with a crop they are familiar with. We are implementing this project directly with 150 women and girls in 7 farmer groups . Much appreciation goes to @HuairuoCommission and @OxfamNovib for considering the grassroots women to have an equal opportunity to participate in the economic development of Uganda through grassroots women and girls participating in VALUE CHAINS ADDITION AND TRADE.