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Snapshot Liberia: “I now understand my business...”

“As a market woman, I never understood my business. But I now understand my business because I learnt about the importance of saving money.”

Snapshot Liberia: “I am capable of making an informed decision...”

“Before the training, I was unable to manage money. I spent carelessly and did not even recognize that there is a future.”

An experiment in land rehabilitation: the catalytic effect of Dimitra Clubs in Niger

Idrissa and his wife Ramatou live in the village of Tinkirana, in the Tahoua region of Niger. Like most of the men and women of their community and others across sub-Saharan Africa, they struggle with the effects of climate change on a daily basis.

Shared labour, shared rewards: men and women farming together in Sri Lanka

“I am confident that this groundnut cultivation will help educate my children and earn a substantial income for my family” says Nelka Kumari Ariyasena.

Lightening the load: addressing rural women’s work burden and time poverty

The division of labour in agriculture often follows traditional patterns. Across a variety of sectors, from smallholder farmers to pastoralists and from forest keepers to fishers, men and women usually have very different—though complementary—roles, with specific tasks assigned to each.
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