Championing Ethiopia’s women farmers

Self Help AfricaEthiopia, Gender, News

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Aster Molammo is a voice for change in her local community.

She dreams that one-day women will have the same rights as men in Doya Gena district of Ethiopia’s SNNPR, and as a member of a local farmers’ cooperative is working to make that change a reality.

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Female farmer leading by example

Self Help AfricaGender, News, Uganda

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As the elected leader of her local farmers’ group, 38-year-old Samada Masanda embodies the change she says is happening across her community. ‘Before, parents here didn’t bother to educate girls. But now they’ve seen that women can be leaders, so they educate all their children.’

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International women’s day for Africa

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International Women’s Day takes place on Sunday, 8th March next, and to mark the occasion we’re inviting friends and supporters to join us in celebrating Africa’s hard-working women farmers. We’d love you to mark the occasion by hosting a Coffee Morning, large or small, to support our work with African women.

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16 days of activism on gender

Self Help AfricaGender, News

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A series of pictures and stories of Malawian women who are working with four Irish international organizations in the country are the subject of “16 Days of Activism” on gender equality which was launched recently in the southern African country. This exhibition offers a glimpse of some of the gender work of being undertaken by Self Help Africa and by three other development organizations – Concern Worldwide, Goal and; Trócaire in Malawi in recent years.

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Ethiopian widow’s seed success

Self Help AfricaEthiopia, Gender, News, video

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A widow, Schmegie Kulbla is part of the solution to the problem that small-scale farmers across Ethiopia face in accessing good quality crop seed. Upwards of 90% of the country’s farmers produce their own seed from year to year, standards are poor, and often result in crop yields that are just a fraction of their potential.

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Lillian Siamonza – Zambian lead farmer

Self Help AfricaGender


When 22-year old Clifford Siamatika completed high school two years ago, it was an important milestone for his proud mother Lillian. “I want all of my children to finish school,” she says. “Clifford graduated, his brother Ivan will finish in 2014, and their sister will follow in a few years.” … Read More

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