WFP Guinea-Bissau Supports Women's Farming Associations through the Gender Innovation Fund
Aveline Torres, one of the farmers of the Horticultural Women's Association in Mansoa, explains how she organizes her farm. Activities are being implemented under the Gender Innovation Fund, which aims to diversify agricultural production, the diet of school children and increase the incomes of vulnerable rural households.
Aveline Torres waters her field of lettuce, cassava, potatoes and onions. WFP supports farmers such as Aveline by providing farm equipment.
Another member of the association tends to her field of tomatoes.
A field of onions grown by the association. The produce from these fields goes towards WFP's school meal programmes in the same area.
A group of the women from the association stand in one of their fields.
Students eating some of the produce from the fields of the association.
The members of the association meet to discuss the progress they have made with their farming as well as the challenges. WFP hands over seeds and agricultural equipment at these meetings.
WFP undertook a field mission to Mansoa, North Guinea-Bissau on 18th January to meet Horticultural Women Associations and monitor the activities being implemented under the Gender Innovation Funds aiming to diversificate agricultural production, school children's diet and increase vulnerable rural households incomes.