Seeds for change help women farmers in Côte d'Ivoire

 

a bountiful rice harvest

After 10 years of civil war, women farmers in Côte d'Ivoire are fighting poverty and preserving peace, by growing high-quality rice seeds.

This pest-resistant breed of rice not only doubles their yields and profits, but it also gives them greater independence.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which combats rural hunger and poverty in developing countries has helped with low-interest loans and direct assistance.

Duration:  3’05″

Source:  IFAD

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