Support female-led innovations for healthier, wealthier communities
Investing in female education improves productivity, reduces hunger, creates jobs and prosperity, and reduces population growth. Investing in the next generation of African female farmers is vital in the fight against climate change, increasing resilience against climate shocks, and producing healthier, wealthier communities.
CAMFED, through our extraordinary alumnae network called CAMA (the largest of its kind in rural Africa), is working to enable female agricultural entrepreneurs to lift their communities out of poverty. We provide a combination of training and mentoring, along with access to high quality tools and materials, advice, and affordable technologies that support improved productivity and climate-smart approaches.
For example, a young woman may gain practical support in getting her produce to market, and in reaching new markets. We can connect her with others to share supply and distribution costs. We can support her to diversify production, moving up the agricultural value chain for improved profitability. Through CAMFED, she can access everything from subsidised government training in aquaculture to information on market pricing and weather apps.
Find out more about the CAMFED climate-smart Agriculture Guide Program here.