Women Empowerment

[Sri Lanka] Coffee industry in Sri Lanka flourishes thanks to women farmers

[Sri Lanka] Coffee industry in Sri Lanka flourishes thanks to women farmers

Although Sri Lanka is famous all over the world for its Ceylon tea, the first plantation crop under the British rule in Ceylon (the colonial name of Sri Lanka) was coffee. In the early years of British rule in the country, coffee was a very […]

[India] Organic agriculture nurtures the soil and feeds the community

[India] Organic agriculture nurtures the soil and feeds the community

The Institute for Motivating Self-Employment (IMSE), a farmers’ organization in West Bengal, is carrying out two major campaigns in support of farmers to enable them to keep the land they till and to use sustainable agriculture practices to make small-scale farming viable while protecting the […]

Regional Expert Consultation on “Women’s Empowerment for Agriculture Development in South Asia: enabling polices”

Regional Expert Consultation on “Women’s Empowerment for Agriculture Development in South Asia: enabling polices”

Women farmers from South Asia as well as development partners gather in Bhubaneswar, India on 5-7 September 2018 for a regional expert consultation on “Women’s Empowerment for Agriculture Development in South Asia: enabling polices”. The event is jointly organized by the Asian Farmers’ Association for […]

Farmers and fishers attend National Farmers Forum in Gujarat, India

Farmers and fishers attend National Farmers Forum in Gujarat, India

Farmers and farmer representatives from 11 states of India came to Gujarat for a 3-day National Farmers Forum on 5-7 July 2018. The National Farmers Forum is a partnership of Farmer Organizations across 15 States of India ceaselessly working towards the betterment of small and […]

[India] IMSE changes the lives of Bhanumoti Das and her husband

[India] IMSE changes the lives of Bhanumoti Das and her husband

Forty eight year-old Bhanumoti Das lives with her husband Golok Das and two sons. She hails from a very poor family and her husband was addicted to alcohol. It became increasingly difficult for Bhanumoti to live with her alcoholic husband who wasted all their hard […]



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