Tomato

  • The MICF has provided a grant to a women-led co-operative which is testing an inclusive business model which sources tomatoes from smallholder women farmers, preserves them, and then sells the product in high-quality jars in local and regional markets. This project focuses significantly on empowering women beneficiaries —500 women farmers are expected to record an increase in incomes— while also adding value to a non-traditional crop. 
  • The lead partner is using multiple strategies to work with the farmers, who are primarily poor and female, and providing them with alternative livelihood options. One of the key activities will be setting up greenhouses for farmer groups, while providing technical backstopping along with proper seed provides, such that the farmers will see increased incomes.

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