Women’s economic empowerment – key to sustainable development

maj 15, 2017 · No comments

Given women’s large presence in the agricultural workforce worldwide, empowering women is key – not only to the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities, but also to overall economic productivity. This was one of the conclusions of the We Effect regional conference on women’s economic…

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The world’s toughest job

mars 2, 2016 · No comments

When We Effect recruited to “the world’s toughest job” – working as a female small holder farmer in Africa – 560 Swedish women applied. Karin Kling, a Swedish nurse, was selected. In January she traveled to Malawi. Women in Africa produce up to 80 percent of…

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We Effect Board visits the region

december 18, 2015 · No comments

Between the 9-15 of November, members of the We Effect Board in Sweden went on a study visit to the Southern Africa region. The group visited Mozambique and Zambia, where experiences were shared with We Effect partner organisations.   In Mozambique, the board met with the…

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New ginnery aims to change Zambian cotton sector

december 14, 2015 · No comments

A newly constructed ginnery in Mumbwa – the only farmer owned Zambian ginnery – will improve incomes for thousands of small holder cotton farmers as well as raise the quality of the yield and the efficiency of the cotton sector. The ginnery was officially launched on the…

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FAO and We Effect to strengthen forest and farm producer organizations in Zambia

november 27, 2015 · No comments

The partnership between We Effect and The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is moving forward in Zambia. Between the 17th – 18th of November the way forward on how to strengthen forest and farm producer organizations was discussed in a work shop in…

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We Effect at World Food Day in Zambia

oktober 20, 2015 · No comments

On October 16, We Effect Zambia took part in the celebrations of World Food Day, under the theme “Social protection and agriculture: Breaking the cycle of poverty”, which were held in Kanakatapa area in Chongwe district. Agriculture and social protection More than 75 percent of the…

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Traditional leaders promote women’s rights in Southern Africa

september 1, 2015 · No comments

Last year in August, 18 traditional leaders signed a declaration in which they pledged to work for women’s land rights in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Last week, on August 27, We Effect launched a report summarizing the commitments, aiming to serve as a tool in the…

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New HIV awareness project in Southern Africa

maj 27, 2015 · No comments

Of the estimated 35 million people currently living with HIV in the world, around 70 percent live in Southern Africa. On May 8th We Effect launched a new HIV project within the housing and habitat programme. The new project, “Community based HIV response in housing and…

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Severe flooding in Mozambique and Malawi

februari 5, 2015 · No comments

MOZAMBIQUE/MALAWI Severe flooding has struck Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar during the month of January, displacing more than 300 000 people throughout the area. Several rivers have overflowed and parts of the electricity grid has been knocked out. Rainfall is expected to continue. More than 200 casualties have…

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