Woman Farmer Foundation Find us on Facebook

Woman Farmer Foundation

Empowerment of Woman Farmers in Swaziland
home about us programmes events competition photos
  about us programmes   competition  
  about us        

The Woman Farmer Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization; it is a private, non-profit making organization.

The Woman Farmer Foundation mandate is to improve women�s incomes and promoting sustainable livelihoods through agriculture. The foundation now focuses on both women and youth empowerment through agribusiness, with targeted beneficiaries in the rural areas.

Purpose:

The Woman Farmer Foundation was created to promote and advance the interests of Swazi women in the agricultural sector, whether at subsistence or commercial level. The foundation now also seeks to promote the youth and its interests in agribusiness.

How we operate:

foundation endeavours to achieve its mandate, vision, and objectives through the facilitation of:

  • the Woman Farmer of the Year Competition
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Training
  • Exhibitions
  • Dialogues

We also seek to provide a forum for our beneficiaries to access finance, exchange skills, network, and source markets for their produce. The foundation has links with markets that include government parastatal markets (National Maize Cooperation and the National Agricultural Marketing Board) and Eswatini Kitchen. Eswatini Kitchen has been supporting local smallholder farmers by purchasing from them commodities it trades in.

The foundation has been able to successfully host the annual Woman Farmer of the Year Competition over the past nine (9) years, and is preparing to host its 10th edition of the competition (2017). The competition has been of benefit to a number of women over the years it has been in existence by improving their work efforts with capital inputs they receive as prizes, while also impacting on their livelihoods. The competition has also uplifted the low social and economic status of most of our beneficiaries, enforcing the crucial role that the women play (through their involvement in agriculture and agribusiness) to mitigate the negative effects of rural poverty.

Programmes

  • Food security and Agriculture
  • Home Management
  • Nutrition
  • Gender Mainstreaming

Events

Contact Us

Postal Address:

P O Box 388
Matsapha M200
Swaziland

Telephone: +268 2537 3008
Fax: +268 2537 3051
Email: info@womanfarmerfoundation.com
Facebook: Woman Farmer Foundation