Forward to Feminist Agroecology

The Power to Feed Ourselves is in Our Hands

Countries: Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia

Partners: Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) and Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE)

Allocated amount: DKK 2.680.476,58

Project start: 01/07/2024 Project end: 01/11/2026

This project seeks to strengthen the climate resilience and food security of rural women and their communities across Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia that are highly vulnerable to adverse effects of climate change. The project activities are based on feminist agroecology (FAE) as a means of climate change adaptation. These activities include the training of 100 feminist leaders, who will foster knowledge dissemination through facilitating local study circles, which each consist of 10 rural women. Moreover, advocacy efforts together with other civil society organisations will enhance the momentum of including FAE as a climate change adaptation strategy in the five respective countries. Centering rural women’s demands and needs in the design of policies within the agricultural sector aims to create sustainable and long-lasting effects for a gender-responsive climate change adaptation strategy. 

Development objective:

The primary objective of the intervention is for rural communities in South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia to become resilient and food secure in the face of climate change, and RWA’s members’ local demands and needs are formative to CCA policies in the region.

Immediate objectives:

The intervention builds on two immediate objectives:

  1. Rural women and their households in Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia have become more food secure and climate resilient through climate-resilient farming practices
  2. Civil society in the five countries has been strengthened in its efforts to pressure national policymakers to implement gender-responsive CCA policies.

Target groups:

1. Rural women trained to become feminist leaders. 2. Key personnel within Civil society organisations who work with climate change adaptation. 3. The households of the rural women trained. 4. national policymakers and duty-bearers. 5. RWA’s members in the region

This project is organized by the Feminist Agroecology Gruppen