For Black History Month, we are celebrating and uplifting all the ways African smallholder farmers contribute to feeding the world.
Here’s how your support in 2022 will help create a food secure future for children and families in Canada and around the world.
A new study highlights how youth are the future of farming in Africa – but they need big changes to be successful.
Food is so much more than just a meal to eat. Food ranges from agricultural activities, to gardens, to traditional knowledge. All these aspects of food can help change the future for children.
“My crops were green and free from pest, leading to an increase in my yields. With the knowledge I received from training by RAINS, coupled with the use of natural pest control, I got up to five bags of maize per acre. Normally I get two or three bags. Also, it did not cost me any extra funds to prepare the natural pest control solution.”
Two new projects, CLIMATE and SHINE, will advance women’s agricultural participation in Ethiopia and Ghana.
“My husband used to give me money for food, but now I have my own resources to provide food for the family. I have independence.”
– Sofia, 29, Bolivia
“I think it is important that women have opportunities like this. It starts from coming together as a group. Besides the financial benefits, it helps us to break the beliefs and attitudes that women should stay at home and serve the needs of others.”
– Zenebech, Ethiopia
“The interesting thing about pigs is that they are magical if well managed.”
– Flavia, pig farmer and mom to 9-year-old Jordan, Uganda
“I can have food to eat anytime I am hungry and there is more variety than before”
– DENIS, 11, GHANA
“Since our diets have improved, my children no longer have frequent flus and colds and are much healthier.”
– REBECCA, 40, UGANDA
“After my husband lost his job as a fisherman, we suffered as a family. We used to plead with the school not to chase our three children away when we were behind on fees. We were struggling – and that’s when you came in.”
-FLORENCE, 34, UGANDA
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