Reaching, Benefitting, and Empowering Women – Meet Endrina, Fanny, Biria, and Edith
The engagement of women and other vulnerable people to provide equitable improvements in health and livelihoods was at the heart of the “Integrated Food Systems Approach to Build Nutrition Security” project supported by the Government of Canada. Implemented over 21 months between 2020 – 2022, the project equipped smallholder farming families to grow nutrient-rich biofortified staple crops. It also strengthened farming families’ access to post-harvest markets, enabling them to sell surplus to generate income and extend the nutrition benefits of biofortification to other vulnerable non-farming consumers.
Four women farmers and agricultural extension officers from Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe were interviewed to discuss how the Integrated Food Systems project impacted their lives.