Nourishing the Planet: Empowering Women to Feed Communities
February 15th, 2011 | Blog, Stories & News, Africa, cow, food, goat, health, hunger, NGO, poverty, realmilk, women
I discovered this group, Nourishing the Planet while checking out some links over at The Bovine. When I saw this video I felt really touched and hopeful. A cow or goat can really make a difference to a family, whether it is here in Vancouver or over in Africa. This is a very basic and ancient relationship!
In this episode, Nourishing the Planet research intern Evy Drawec explains how women farmers, who produce more than half of the food in the world, can play a critical role in alleviating global hunger and poverty. Increased investment in the 1.6 billion women worldwide who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods could improve the nutrition, education, and health of entire communities.