Zanzibar women farmers fight for their rights by going back to school

Zanzibar: Equality through Education. Photo: IFAD

Women farmers on Zanzibar are going back to school to fight for their rights and boost family income.

Most of the farmers on the tropical island off the coast of mainland Tanzania are women, but traditionally they have had very little control over their lives, or finances.

But now a network of Farmer Field Schools, established by the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development, is creating new opportunities.

Joanne Levitan explains.

Duration: 4’08″

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