ICRW Identifies Needs of Kenyan Women Farmers

A field school workshop in Mataara Village in Kenya's Gatundu North District allows women farmers to improve their skills and techniques. The International Center for Research on Women says Kenyan women famers need better access to similar training resources and technical assistance programs to fully realize their potentials. Photo byL treesftf / CC BY 2.0 treesftfCC BY 2.0

Women farmers in Kenya are seeking better access to technical assistance, credit, training and resources as well as looking for practical means to invest their savings, the International Center for Research on Women said. Representatives from the organization recently visited Nairobi to talk with local women famers and identify ways to help improve their marketability and agricultural productivity. David Kauck of the ICRW explained that the organization aims to spur consultative dialogues between women farmers and the national government as well as inform policy makers in the U.S., which is set to launch its new global food security initiative.

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