Aux côtés des femmes rurales, intensifions nos efforts pour en finir avec la faim et la pauvreté

UN Women Stories | Moroccan women take on climate change


Rural women are often more vulnerable to the impact of climate change as their livelihoods depend on agriculture and they typically receive less education than their city counterparts. Preserving and planting traditional seeds can help mitigate the effects of climate change, and UN Women supports women seed growers in Morocco through a joint programme with local NGO “Terre et Humanisme.”

In February 2016, the women came together in the agroecology farm of Dar Bouazza to launch the “Seed Caravan,” which encourages women to share seeds and expertise, and raise awareness on the impacts of climate change.

As Morocco prepares to host the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22), rural women are seizing the opportunity to show the world they are capable of leading the change.

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