Woman Farmer FoundationEmpowerment of Woman Farmers in Swaziland
Programmes run by the Woman Farmer Foundation endeavour to ensure capacitation and promotion of entrepreneurship amongst women and youth active in agriculture. Our programmes are inclined with Food security and Agriculture mitigation, Home management (Water Sanitation and Hygiene), Nutrition, and Gender mainstreaming.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YOUTH TECHNOLOGICAL TUNNEL PRODUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM
The Woman Farmer Foundation sponsored by Standard Bank Eswatini & the United Nations has introduced an innovative tunnel production programme aimed at empowering Eswatini youth with practical skills in growing and producing high-value crops while combating issues of climate change. Eligible participants to this program will gain practical skills facilitating their path towards being viable Agri-Business owners through establishing their own tunnels with the possible acquisition of funds from Standard Bank Eswatini. This program aims at creating job & agri-business opportunities for Eswatini youth who form 60% of the country’s population and facing the highest unemployment rate.
ALL ABOUT WOMAN FARMER FOUNDATION YOUTH TECHNOLOGICAL TUNNEL PRODUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM
The Woman Farmer Foundation recently announced the introduction of an innovative youth oriented agricultural program that seeks to train and mentor young people of Eswatini into agri-preneurs. The program is open to both young girls and boys aged between 18 – 35 years. It is funded by Standard Bank Eswatini and the United Nations Eswatini.
The Woman Farmer Foundation has since received numerous calls from interested individuals wishing to benefit from this program. However, they have also been receiving numerous questions regarding the program, they have therefore seen it best to publicly respond to these frequently asked questions for the benefit of the entire nation....
Food Security and Agriculture
Food security is a global challenge that has been borne by ever increasing food prices, climate change (erratic weather patterns), and increased dependency with a number of households (child headed households for instance). To mitigate such effects the Woman Farmer Foundation undertakes intervention programmes that will ensure encouragement of women and youth participation in agribusiness, with priority given to the most vulnerable communities.
Home Management (Water Sanitation and Hygiene)
Issues of proper hygiene and sanitation remain a concern with a number of communities in Swaziland. This is also inclusive of the lack of portable water for cooking and cleaning of harvested products to ensure sanitary food. Members of the foundation and competition beneficiaries are sensitized and capacitated (where needs are identified) on issues relating to household and food hygiene in an effort to ensure a holistic application of knowledge in the field and holistic living at home.
Agriculture and nutrition share a common entry point in food, as food is a key outcome of most agricultural activities and also a key nutrient component. We work with the Ministry of Agriculture (home economics and extension departments) and other relevant stakeholders to undertake programmes/ activities that will raise awareness on the importance of nutrition and healthy living with our beneficiaries.
The Woman Farmer Foundation, in its bid to advance the interests of Swazi women and youth in agribusiness, also undertakes programmes that seek to promote gender equality through enforcing the inclusion of both males and females in economically uplifting activities.
Postal Address:P O Box 388
Telephone: +268 2537 3008