Tag: women farmers

Never Too Old to Learn Something New

  “I am very glad that IFDC changed my life. It increased my income and bettered my livelihood well into the future.” Nwe Nwe Win, 50, is a model woman farmer living in Htoo Lay Su Village, Htantabin Township of Yangon Region. Her husband Ye Win is also a farmer, and they have a son, 26. In the summer of…

Overcoming Hardship. Expanding Horizons.

IFDC helps women farmers achieve their dreams because we believe their empowerment is a key to future food security. In honor of International Women’s Day, we want to share the story of a Bangladeshi entrepreneur, Selina Begum. Her story shows what can happen when an empowered woman believes in hard work, dedication and dogged determination in the face of hopelessness.…

Kadia Diawara: We Will Accomplish Great Things

My name is Kadia Diawara. I am a 46-year-old widow and mother to seven children. We live in Kouoro where we grow sesame to support ourselves. Our town is still young, but it shows great promise. In 2011, IFDC taught me and close to 100 other women important agricultural practices – practices that led to our harvest of about 5…

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