Food Security

Subsistence farming is an interim relief to farmers for lack of credit and inputs

OFED works to alleviate poverty among women and their families in rural areas by:

  • Helping women move from subsistence farming to market-oriented agriculture.
  • Providing women farmers easier access to credit to acquire new technology and other farm inputs, rent agricultural labor forces, and initiate other income-generating activities.
  • Fostering the creation of women-only cooperatives and strengthening the existing ones by improving coordination, sustainability, and participation in the decision-making process.
  • Training women organized in cooperatives and associations.

OFED's projects objectives entail:

  • Enhancing women's managerial and financial skills to ensure sustained and superior output.
  • Familiarizing women with water management, irrigation systems, and marketing intelligence systems in order to better adjust to market trends, plan and control their production, and set up appropriate marketing strategies.
  • Developing infrastructure such as roads to help them dispose of their production.

Help us provide rural women and their children tools to take charge of their own development