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F.a: Advancing Rural Women Rights in Agriculture

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01/20 - 12/20

Completed

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General

The project will train a total of 200 women in four villages in Grand Gedeh county on climate change, in particular adaptation and food production. A community dialogue on land rights will be implemented to guarantee women's land rights as part of communit y-based land management in the villages. In addition, plain language communication and education materials on women's land rights and the Land Rights Law adopted in 2018 will be produced and distributed. Out of the training participants, 10 women in vulner able position will be selected to pilot a model farm. The model farms will be designed together with a technical support person. The piloting women will be provided with rice, local chickens and fish, and trained and supported in the implementation of the farm. The food production model seeks to protect the area's natural resources: rice is grown in marshland and fish and chickens are raised as sources of protein to relieve the pressure on natural resources from deforestation, hunting and river fishing. Ada ptation to climate change emphasizes preparedness for weather irregularities. The project is implemented to empower marginalized rural women in Liberia and for them to have access to agricultural land and reach sustainable livelihood. As a result of the p roject, rural women are expected to acquire the necessary know-how to claim their rights within the community decision-making system according to the 2018 Land Law, women's land rights are expected materialise and food sovereignty is expected to be achieve d through self-sufficient food production in the model farms. The direct beneficiaries of the project are the 200 rural women involved in its activities. Other target groups include national level civil society networks, government and development partners , to which the initiative to be drafted at the community-level dialogue is directed. The project is implemented by the Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI, www.fcints.org).