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Mujeres afrodescendientes productoras de cacao que luchan por la igualdad

Afro-descendant women cacao producers fight against poverty

In Ecuador, the rights of afro-descendant women are systematically violated: their participation in the labor force is reduced by discrimination, their access to property and land is restricted, and their access to basic social services is limited. The situation of Afro-descendant women becomes more dramatic in rural areas, and this despite the fact that, due…

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Afro-descendant women cacao producers fight against poverty
Increase the income of small farmers by introducing soya

Increase the income of small farmers by introducing soya

Soya is one of the most nutritionally complete foods. For this reason, it has become a highly important crop in rural areas of the provinces of Huambo and Bié, Angola, caracterized by high levels of food insecurity. At CODESPA we are working to improve soya production, distribution and marketing in six farming cooperatives with over…

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Increase the income of small farmers by introducing soya
Support for land property legalisation of small family farms

Support for land property legalisation of small family farms

The threat of land loss is increasingly present in Angola. Large corporations keep expanding while small family farms see the land on which they depend taken from them. Dramatically they lack the appropriate tools to defend themselves. In Angola, the Land Act is actually existing and should potentially be used to resolve the existing conflict.…

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Support for land property legalisation of small family farms
Achieving financial and social independence of indigenous women living in rural areas

Achieving financial and social independence of indigenous women living in rural areas

People living in North east Cauca region in Colombia still suffer the consequences of the ongoing armed conflict, which represents one of the main causes of poverty in the area. This constant vulnerability, combined with ignoranceon the market and lack of production planning and organisation, is particularly high for indigenous women that show great difficulty…

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Achieving financial and social independence of indigenous women living in rural areas

Harvest storage systems to achieve families’ food security

Angola used to be world’s third largest coffee producer and 85% of its population lived on agriculture. However, after suffering Africa’s longest civil war (1975-2002), its economic system was greatly effected, giving rise to high levels of both poverty and extreme poverty throughout the country. The Civil War has caused great insecurity in terms of…

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Harvest storage systems to achieve families’ food security