In Uganda, HIV and AIDS infection rates continue to increase in both rural and urban areas despite aggressive public awareness campaigns by both public and private institutions. This development has had a unique effect on the lives of women. With married women, for instance, the loss of a spouse often leaves them to fend for […]
Archives in the category: economic empowerment and livelihoods
Women smallholder farmers comprise an average of 43 percent of the agricultural labour force of developing countries. In Africa in particular, many communities depend on women to grow most of the food they eat, yet they continue struggle with lack of access to capital, land, agricultural inputs, tools and technology needed to move up to large […]
By Amba Mpoke-Bigg, Communications and Fundraising Specialist at the African Women’s Development Fund MONROVIA, Liberia – I was woken from deep sleep by my middle child one night a few months ago. She was burning hot to the touch, whispered that she wasn’t well, then she threw up – as did her younger sister who […]
$10,000 to train selected women in seed multiplication and para-vet (to identify and manage simple animal diseases); purchase, link and register seed growers with the Seed Control and Certification Institute (SCCI). Part of the grant was earmarked to for a goat rearing project.
$25,000 to purchase and install a peanut butter processing machine. Part of the grant was used to train a selected number of women farmers in modern techniques of groundnut cultivation, processing and packaging.
$10,000 to support 6 market-oriented small holder farmer groups, most of the group members living with HIV, to produce and sell cassava to the established government cassava mill. Part of the grant was used for training beneficiaries in business management and the management of Village Savings and credit groups (SACCOSs).
$16,700 to improve farming activities as well as increase household incomes for women maize farmers in Iganga, Luuka and Mayuge districts and train the target group in agronomy, farming as a business, post-harvest handling as well as value addition and marketing of maize products.
$12,500 to train rural women organized into 10 small farmers’ groups in agribusiness enterprise skills.