Fridays for Climate | Women and Climate smart agriculture in Mauritius

Fridays for Climate | Women and Climate smart agriculture in Mauritius

Female farmers are harvesting red and yellow pepper plants at a greenhouse in Les Serres du Sud. Those women are part of the Gender Empowerment and Climate Smart Agriculture Project, a GCCA+ financed programme in Mauritius 🌿.

Climate change has accelerated the growth of pests and decreased soil humidity in the country. In this context, using 
Climate Smart harvesting techniques is an effective tool to mitigate the impacts of climate change on agriculture.

The programme also supports 
gender empowerment by fostering female inclusion in the farming community 👩🏾🌾. Over 65% of this project’s staff members are women and they are all benefiting from skills training and economic protection. Transiting to an agroecological system can go hand in hand with empowering women and can help to build resilience among the community. 

Read more about GCCA+ in Mauritius

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