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Mar 2015

Market Gardening

Thirty-one women’s co-operatives have been helped this year to set up and run successful market gardens.   The production of high-in-vitamin sweet potatoes has been introduced (producing 72 tons from 6 hectares) and seed for the production of 45 tons of onions was distributed.  The keenness of these 700 women to set up their market gardens and access the organisational and managerial training partner ADMAPE provide is remarkable.  Over four years due to our work the number of women’s market garden co-operatives has increased from 12 to 70.  Women involved report 20% more spending from the sale of vegetables available for domestic uses such as clothing, medicine and schooling for their children.  There are also of course more vegetables for the pot!

 

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