Engaging Women in the Environment is a bi-annual event which connects women from all areas (both residential and rural) parts of the LRLG district. Women make up approximately half of the international agriculture workforce and dominate a high proportion of essential “off-farm” work. Various studies into the importance of “off farm” activities such as community participation, alternative income support and technical efficiency among farm households indicate that the typically unrecognised form of work has a positive and significant effect on farming outputs. The EWE project aims to facilitate communication and assist with increasing resilience within the LR catchment by bringing together women from across the LRLG district. Topics vary from gardening to business management with specialist knowledge available through guest speaker support.
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