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In Sub Saharan Africa, women are vital contributors to farming. In Tanzania for example, the agricultural sector is characterized as female-intensive, meaning that women comprise the majority of the labor force (54%). Agriculture also comprises a greater part of women‘s economic activity than men’s: About 81% of women, compared to 73% men (Kennedy and Anderson, 2011). Since women have less access to land, improved seeds, better techniques, technologies, and markets, yields on their plots are typically 20 to 40 percent lower than on plots farmed by men. Furthermore, in agricultural supply chains, individuals who can access the most lucrative functions enjoy the highest returns. Women are typically over-represented in low value chains and in lower value nodes within chains (Coles and Mitchell, 2012; Doss 2011). Men tend to dominate functions with relatively high barriers to entry and corresponding greater returns (rent) and to control chain management functions (Ibid, 2011). An impact assessment for DoHoMa confirms these findings as data is discussed below.

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Population growth in urban cities will explode by 2.5 billion people by 2050, and therefore requires increased agricultural production of upto 60 % to meet growing demands. This was revealed during the Global Food Security Symposium held in Washington DC on 26th April 2016, where Farm Concern International, FCI was represented by its Board Chair Prof. Meme Kinoti (pictured). The symposium, which is a convening of the Chicago Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative provides a platform for discussion about the US government and international community progress on addressing the problem of food insecurity. The Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security provides a platform for discussion about the US government and international community’s progress on addressing the problem of food insecurity

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Speaking at the launch of the programme, The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development in Malawi, Dr. George Chaponda said that agriculture and food security are core pillars in the development of the nation. He added that Malawi is capable of producing enough food to feed herself and her neighbors. 

The Thrive programme seeks to promote the adoption of climate resilient practices as well as boost community resilience to shock and emergencies. The programme also seeks to promote economic empowerment by fostering reduction of poverty and deterring unsustainable landscape use. This will be done with a crosscutting theme of an empowered Biblical world view aimed at ‘software’ improvements in behavioral and attitude change. The 5 year programme will be implemented in Nthondo, Nkhoma and Mpamba/Chikwina.

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Overview on Agro-inputs access

To become more productive and profitable, farmers require affordable and village-level access to farm inputs  and services such as: financing to purchase inputs, quality  seeds of improved varieties; soil nutrients, crop protection products and crop insurance. While the production results are mixed, generally the decreases observed are linked to externalities such as drought coupled with disease in 2013. On the other hand, the increases can be linked to key DoHoMa interventions anchored on the CV model. The findings show that most farmers have increased use of various inputs, with 96.6% of farmers in Siha and Meru 92.4% indicating to have access to agro-inputs. As figure 1 shows, between 73-80% of the sampled farmers had increased their various inputs including fertilizer,  manure, pesticides and improved seeds since enrolling in the program.

 

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A rocky, bumpy and very dusty mountainous terrain is the road that leads you to Ruki, a small rural village in Somaliland. Ruki is a two hour drive from Boroma town which borders Ethiopia, Djibouti, the Somalian region of Woqooyi Galbeed, and the Gulf of Aden. So what would you do with three hectares of bare land in this area? Would you even think of subsistence agriculture let alone commercial agriculture? Maybe not, but Dur dur, a Farmer Organization, has exceeded all expectations and defied the odds to commercially farm onions, tomatoes, water melon and hot pepper in a region many consider a bare wasteland!

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FCI VISION :Commercialized smallholder communities with increased incomes for improved, stabilized & sustainable livelihoods in Africa and beyond.