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Water is Life: Water User Association (WUA) Federation Kyrgyzstan

Water is Life: Water User Association (WUA) Federation Kyrgyzstan

WATER IS LIFE. WUA Federation in Kyrgyzstan is in charge of distribution of water. In 1996 a land reform was carried in accordance with the government program to transfer from common collective farming to individual private farming. Since all water canals became ownerless, the country […]

Menno Village, Hokkaido, Japan: Community Supported Agriculture

Menno Village, Hokkaido, Japan: Community Supported Agriculture

Akiko Aratani of narrated a story about their farming village in Menno, Ainoka, Japan. In their farm, located in the northernmost part of Japan, they raise 400 chickens and grow crops including rice, herbs, grapes, and wheat. Currently, there are about 80 households in their […]

Kandyan Home Garden: Women back at farming

Kandyan Home Garden: Women back at farming

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In Samagi Kandy District in Sri Lanka, a group of women owns a small plot of land called Kandyan Home Garden. Through MTCP2, the women were encouraged to organize themselves and asked to maximize the land and nature. MTCP2 programme helped them build confidence in leadership and gave them trainings to add values to their crops, and proper production of spices and processed coffee. The value addition of their own products boosted the women’s confidence and hope. They were also mobilized to help needy people and participated in protest campaigns.

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For more women, for better life: Yinongyuan Ecological Agricultural Cooperative

For more women, for better life: Yinongyuan Ecological Agricultural Cooperative

Kou Hongyan from Beijing, China is the leader of YINONGYUAN ecological agriculture cooperative. In 2005, Ms. Kou Hongyan of China went back to her village to start the egg layer breeding business. She established the YINONGYUAN cooperative in 2007 with local female farmers. Over the […]

Asia-Pacific women farmers’ forum concludes with a Declaration

Asia-Pacific women farmers’ forum concludes with a Declaration

Around 90 women farmers and representatives of rural women from 14 countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific regions came up with a declaration at the end of the three-day Asia-Pacific Women Farmers Forum (APWFF) held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on 4-6 October […]


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