Growing Indigenous Crops
The worsening food and nutrition insecurity in sub-Saharan African communities demands the promotion of African indigenous crops such as Bambara nuts and cowpeas to play a central role in addressing food insecurity, associated health concerns and climate change.
The Flanders Southern Africa – supported resilience building and vulnerability reduction project implemented by GenderCCSA for smallholder farmers in Hebron, Northwest Province and Vhembe, Limpopo Province was able to train farmers on how to dry their produce with solar dryers in collaboration with Food Masters SA.
Climate change is one of the most important societal issues currently facing the world. Recent weather events across South Africa have sparked popular interest in understanding the role of global warming in driving extreme weather.
The Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiative (GUCCI) project is the brainchild of Gender CC – Women for Climate Justice, Berlin. Funded by the German International Climate Initiative of the German Ministry for Environment and implemented by All India Women’s Conference – AIWC in India, AKSI! For Gender, Social and Ecological Justice & Solidaritas Perempuan in Indonesia, Equidad de Genero in Mexico, and GenderCC SA – Women for Climate Justice in South Africa.