UN AND AFRICA: Rural women farmers in Uganda need more access to land and inputs

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Commission on Status of Women

• Rural women farmers in Uganda produce the bulk of the country's food yet they still don't have access to land and inputs needed for agriculture. That's the view of a Ugandan woman farmer, attending the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. She says rural women should have a say in discussion of sustainable development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015.

Somali farmers feeding their countrymen again

Maize produced by Somali farmers

• Somali farmers have for the first time supplied high quality food to the UN's World Food Programme (WFP). It will be used to feed their fellow countrymen. It’s a major breakthrough for the farmers, especially coming from an area that faced severe famine less than three years ago. A severe drought in 2011 affected 4 million people in Somalia.

EU helps Zimbabwean farmers increase production

Zimbabwe farmers

• A programme, funded by the European Union is helping small holder farmers in Zimbabwe to increase their crop and livestock production. The EU has donated $19 million which is being channelled through the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to help Zimbabwean farmers to commercialize their production. FAO says the programme will be implemented in Zimbabwe's Provinces of Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South and Manicaland.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer: Zach Prewit
Duration: 10'00"

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