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Bancos de semillas de calidad para luchar contra el hambre

Quality seed banks to fight hunger

Traditionally, Angola had been a country that lived off agriculture, but 27 years of war had had a tremendous impact on the livelihoods of rural populations. And now, 50% of the population lives in a situation of food insecurity, being serious in 21% of the cases. Angola, a population suffering from hunger Local food production…

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Quality seed banks to fight hunger
Escuelas de campo: aprendizaje de futuro en la lucha contra el hambre en Angola

Farmer Field schools: learning for the future in the fight against hunger in Angola

27 years of war have devastated the agricultural memory of the rural inhabitants of Angola. Parents have been unable to pass on their knowledge to their children, causing them now to lack the capacity to effectively cultivate their own fields. 9 out of 10 people go hungry in Huambo (Angola) The war is one of…

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Farmer Field schools: learning for the future in the fight against hunger in Angola
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
Apoyo a la legalización de la propiedad de tierras de las familias campesinas

Support for land property legalisation of small family farms

The threat of land loss is increasingly present throughout Africa. Large international investors have begun a massive land purchase with mining targets or mere speculation, among other objectives. This is causing small farmers to see how these large corporations and farms take their lands, on which families depend to eat and earn a living, because…

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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