No assistance is too small: the story of Haja Sundu Marrah, a woman vegetable farmer in Sierra Leone

She was just 17 when her parents forced her to become a housewife. Her husband already had two wives and children, as well as an extended family of relatives, dependents and apprentices.

Rural women in Europe and Central Asia: an interview with FAO's Cristina Amaral

Cristina Amaral, Deputy Regional Representative for FAO in Europe and Central Asia, discusses the importance of women's rights and gender issues in the context of FAO's work in the region.

Seedlings of hope: a coffee nursery in rural Uganda

From clothing trader to coffee entrepreneur: Betty Ndugga has found a way to make a good living from agriculture, while also helping her community to prosper.

FTT-Thiaroye Ovens: Clearing the air for women fish processors in Côte d'Ivoire, and beyond

A simple and relatively inexpensive technology is revolutionizing the way West Africans smoke their fish.

The female face of street food vending in Ghana

Nanama is one of around 10 000 street food vendors in the city of Accra, Ghana, most of whom are women. Indeed, the face of street food vending is female in much of Africa.
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