We have already reached 857 farmers, who have improved their farming practices after learning how to make organic fertilisers, plant a variety of crops, and raise livestock, poultry and ducks. By the end of this project, we aim to reach a total of 3,570 farmers, of whom at least 60% are women. We aim to give 1,023 farmers access to marketing and business development services from local farmers' associations, and we will support six of these associations to receive organic accreditation, which will make them eligible for government support.
This project aims to support 53 communities to be more resilient to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. This includes setting up farmer field schools to teach 455 farmers about climate-smart farming techniques, and supporting previous graduates to apply their learning. We also intend to enable five community groups support their members to earn the best prices for their produce through online and SMS-based platforms, collective planning of farming activities and getting organic certification.
This project is also designed to support women to free up time they would otherwise spend on housework by providing labour-saving equipment such as solar lamps, and water and laundry facilities.