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Story Publication logo October 30, 2013

Women Farmers in Tanzania


Image by Sharon Schmickle. Tanzania, 2013

Roiling tensions underlie efforts to improve food security in Africa, often pulling at cross...

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Women provide more than half the labor on farms in sub-Saharan Africa, but many lack access to land, capital, extension and farm inputs that could help boost productivity. Empowering them is seen as an urgent priority.

Women in Tanzania's Mt. Meru region are something of a role model for change. They've formed cooperatives with the help of U.S.-based Land O'Lakes, and they are expanding into milk processing and other businesses.


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Food Security

Food Security
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Labor Rights

Labor Rights

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