“Women are the priority. The majority of smallholder farmers in Africa are women and, in urban areas, you’re primarily looking at women-led households. So we can’t solve hunger if we don’t have gender-sensitive programming that addresses access to opportunities for women, whether it’s through education or tools for cooking, like solar-powered stoves,” says Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme.
As the impacts of climate change become more evident, the world will need to invest in more effective strategies to alleviate hunger and poverty. That means standing with our mothers, grandmothers, and sisters who are farming, as well as giving women farmers the resources they need to nourish both people and the planet.
Yes, you need to stand with your mothers, grandmothers and sisters who farm.
Then do me a favour. Leave your comfortable air-conditioned room and unplug the power-angry PC. Climate change will benefit.
And start farming.
Yes, stand with your mothers, grandmothers and sisters, even if you have never seen them. Sisterhood is global.