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Young women growing green skills across rural Africa

To champion climate justice for those living on the frontlines of climate change, educate girls and support young women into sustainable livelihoods, including climate-smart businesses.

This Earth Day (April 22nd) discover the link between girls’ education and building resilience to our changing climate, and learn more about CAMFED’s work to bring green skills to both classrooms and communities:

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New resource: How does girls' education drive climate resilience?

  • Find out what problems girls, women, and whole communities in rural Africa are dealing with in the face of extreme weather
  • Discover a powerful solution and how everyone in CAMFED’s global movement plays a part
  • Hear from the students and entrepreneurs who are championing climate justice and sustainable futures

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Hear from Sara in Tanzania

“I have seen the impact of climate change through droughts, floods, and poor land fertility, which lead to a reduction in crop production and income. This has a knock on effect of pushing children, often girls, out of school.

Through CAMFED’s Business Guide program, I’ve learned many practical agricultural techniques–combining Indigenous and modern farming methods for the best chance of success. These climate-smart agriculture techniques are enabling us to mitigate the negative effects we’re experiencing. I share my knowledge with many members of my community, helping them to better cope with climate shocks.”

Read Sara's story
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Hear from Felicia in Ghana

“By promoting the use of insect larvae as a substitute for traditional poultry and fish feed, I am living out my passion for environmental conservation and reducing waste.

I run an eco-friendly agribusiness producing insect larvae, which I started and grew using seed grants from CAMFED and its partners, including the Mastercard Foundation. My motivation to start insect farming stemmed from an initial desire to enter into the poultry business. Upon thorough research, I discovered the high cost associated with traditional feed and started exploring alternatives. I finally landed on producing protein-rich black soldier fly larvae, which have the ability to consume tons of organic waste. The larvae in turn provides cost-effective and eco-friendly feed options for local farmers to use.”

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Video: Climate-smart Agriculture Guides

Hear from some of our experts in climate-smart agriculture in rural Zimbabwe - members of the CAMFED Association of women leaders educated with CAMFED support. They are growing sustainable businesses and supporting community members with vital skills to improve their yields, nutrition and climate resilience, while protecting the planet. With their profits, our young leaders are sending more vulnerable children to school, and inspiring girls to dream big.

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