A recent article on the website of the US Department of State shows how the Feed the Future Initiative, led by USAID, supports smallholder farmers and empowers women. The article details the case of the COOPAVI women’s fishing cooperative in western Rwanda and how a grant through Feed the Future (FTF) allowed the cooperative to receive training, buy motorboats and fishing supplies, substantitally increase income, and even donate 10 percent of its profits to a local orphanage and hospital.

The article also mentions the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index that was developed as part of the FTF Initiative, as well as highlights other examples of support given to women, including training for female rice farmers in Ghana and training for women in the field of agricultural research.

For the full article, click here.

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