begins with Her

Support women farmers today to give them the resources and opportunities to become frontline champions in the fight against hunger.
Collage of women working on their farms
Women make up 43% of the global agricultural labour force but less than 15% own land.
By closing the gender gap in the agrifood system, the number of food-insecure people could be reduced by 45 million.
It’s time to change the stats - one woman at a time.
Statistics from UNFAO, 2023

How Empowering Women Farmers Makes a Difference

Meet Amina, a resilient mother in northern Ghana, proud to raise her family where her roots run deep.

Amina and her children

Amina and her children

Unfortunately, the community she loves is not immune to the effects of inflation and climate change. Farming equipment is increasingly unaffordable for farmers like Amina and rising temperatures, erratic rainfall, and extreme weather have led to soil infertility and weed infestations that devastate her crop yields. Despite these challenges, Amina never gave up.

Supported by generous donors with crucial farming inputs, like climate-resistant seeds and fertilizers, and climate-adaptive agricultural training, Amina was able to emerge as an agent of change.

“I have seen a massive improvement in my crops this year compared to the previous years. With the support I received, I was able to scale the yield from less than two bowls to five bowls.” - Amina

Amina's family has undergone a remarkable transformation thanks to her leadership and the support of donors. Now, she effortlessly grows her farming business, covers school fees, purchases new clothes for her family, and ensures her children are well-fed.

Hope begins with empowering women like Amina.

See the positive impact Your Donation Can Make

0 women have 
received agricutural 
training so far

However, there's still more work to do.

Your donation will help Support Women Farmers in the following ways


Women Training Women

When women are empowered through this training, they are not dependent on the men in their family. They earn enough to pay for their children's school fees, start businesses, and have financial stability.

Small-scale Irrigation

The project gave us the tank to be able to harvest the rain, they gave us the drip irrigation to be able to save more water to supply us with more water for irrigation, we no longer use as much water as when irrigating by flood.
Lourdes, Bolivia

Indigenous crop revitalization

Indigenous seeds are so important - they germinate well, increase yields, are drought resistant and do not require much care. This year I produce five bags of maize - this wouldn't be possible without Indigenous seeds.

Why Canadian Feed The Children


Canadian Feed The Children is an award-winning registered Canadian charity focused on food security and transforming local food systems for long-term sustainability.

We partner with 133 communities in Canada, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my payment options?

You can make an online donation to CFTC using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also donate by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.

Can I 'designate' my donation to a specific country?

Yes. The online donation form gives you the option to designate your donation to one of our five countries of operation in Bolivia, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana or Uganda.

How can I stay up-to-date on the impact of my donation?

Donors receive our monthly eNewsletter highlighting the latest success stories ‘from the field’. You can also come online whenever you like to read our blog or download donor publications.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my charity donation?

Yes, all charity donations to CFTC are tax receipted. When you donate online, you will receive an immediate charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. When you donate by phone, you can choose to receive an electronic receipt or have one mailed to you, usually within two weeks. Canadian Feed The Children’s charitable registration number is 11883 0983 RR0001. See the Government of Canada’s policy statement for charitable tax receipts for more information about charity tax receipts.

Is Canadian Feed The Children affiliated with a specific religion?

Canadian Feed The Children has no religious affiliation. While we may work with local partners who are affiliated with a specific religion, we are dedicated to helping children regardless of their race, religion or gender.

Does Canadian Feed The Children belong to a 'parent' organization?

Canadian Feed The Children was founded in Canada in 1984 as an independent international development agency and we still remain that way today.


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