This March, Shumei International is honored to celebrate Women’s History Month, a global month which honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Women farmers across the world tend to be more at a disadvantage than male farmers, having less time for their farms due to domestic chores and caretaking responsibilities. Other factors, including having less access to saving, credit and even owning property without a spouse are also disadvantages that affect small-scale women farmers. Researchers have found that directly providing inputs to women of farmers can motivate investment and improve food security.
For example, Shumei International partnered with the Mbabala Women Farmers’ Co-operative Union to introduce Natural Agriculture to the local farmers in Zambia. The project aimed to improve the livelihoods of small-scale women farmers by promoting ecological agriculture and sustainable land management practices through Natural Agriculture. Not only did over 3,000 farmers participate in the farming project, but a school was created to educate the local children, and more robust training project was developed.
This Woman’s History Month, we celebrate all the small-scale women farmers and their efforts to reducing food insecurity and paving the way for a more sustainable world for future generations. To learn more, please visit: https://bit.ly/3vbBNKU