Women’s Empowerment


We have two projects helping women farmers improve farm productivity and environmental sustainability, adapt to climate change impacts, participate in environmental decision making, and improve their access to resources such as fresh water.


Woman farmer planting tree seedlingsCommunities and civil society empowerment for environmental governance in rural areas. Funded by the Commonwealth Foundation in the UK, this project is increasing women farmers’ capacities to advocate and lobby policy makers for participation in agricultural and environmental policy and decision making that will help them adapt to the environmental and climate change impacts they are experiencing. Read more


PICT0210Climate change adaptation, poverty & women subsistence farmers. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), we are supporting around 1,000 women farmers to improve the sustainability of their farming systems and helping them adapt to climate change impacts. This will contribute to improving their farm productivity and also the food security of their families and communities. We are also providing communities with facilities such as water boreholes for potable water. Read more


Other projects empowering women

DSCF4349Peaceful and Sustainable Development in the Northern Region. The Northern Region has suffered tribal conflicts, persistent poverty and out-migration of the youth. Following the Nanumba/Kokomba conflicts and the 2002 Dagbon Chieftaincy crisis in the north of Ghana, the area became more unstable and people were very wary of one another. Preparations for senior school exams were disrupted for many students and failure rates were high. Poverty and food insecurity were also high in the area, and economic opportunities were limited. Women’s participation in decision-making was minimal, and concern over the spread of HIV/AIDS was on the increase. This project sought to address these concerns. Read more


DSC01615 1Women and Youth Economic and Social Empowerment for Sustainable Development in the Volta Region of Ghana. FoE-Ghana collaborated with the Polish Green Network to address various problems including lack of income generating skills for women and girls, low awareness of HIV/AIDS and poor quality school facilities. The project also organised an awareness campaign in Poland about the project and the development needs of African countries. Read more


Empowering, training, educating and campaigning for a fair and sustainable world

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