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Women's Farming


Improving outcomes for rural families

 Women farmers in rural communities face enormous challenges. Liberia’s long civil war has destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, making access to markets and other entrepreneurial opportunities extremely difficult.

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Building on Community Strengths

Bong County Women's Farming Cooperative


Kpo’ma Women has partnered with a group of women farmers in Bong County, Liberia. This group is  passionate and highly skilled in their work, but outdated tools limit production and lead to post-harvest losses. Manual farming with outdated tools requires long hours of arduous labor and results in  suboptimal returns on crop harvests. The women farmers have identified a critical need for equipment such as palm oil processing machinery, rice production equipment and cassava processors. Access to this equipment will allow them to reduce their labor, diversify their products and increase their income for other advancement opportunities.

The Women's Farming Cooperative in Bong County

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Sustainable  Technology

Improvements in farm technology, "Must be private-sector driven, environmentally compatible and climate smart, and must also be economically viable and affordable, especially for small-scale farmers who constitute the bulk of African farmers. It is vital that it targets women, who bear the brunt of African agriculture"

(FAO & AUC. 2018). 

Farming equipment can add value to the yields. 

-Women farmers play a key role in Liberia’s agriculture sector and agricultural value chains.

 -Overall, agricultural value chains face enormous challenges, but paying attention to women’s constraints is particularly important.

 -Government interventions need to focus on women’s key constraints and diverse opportunities, and ensure solutions are sustainable over the long term.


 -Success in interventions to address gender issues in agriculture and value chains will require well- defined institutional roles and mandates, better technical and program implementation capacity, and effective coordination.

- Improved gender-aware data collection is key for evidence-based policy design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.


 Pengai Village Women's Farming Cooperative

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Project Update

We want to thank everyone who helped us raise funds for our Women Farmer's Project. The funding covered

Rice Mill

This equipment will allow women to decrease their labor and increase productivity. The rice mill will also be used by farmers from nearby villages for a small fee. This fee will be used for maintenance of the machine.

Training on Equipment Use and Maintenance

The Women's Cooperative chose 8 people to be trained on the operation and maintenance of the rice mill. Learning these skill is key to empowerment 

Portable Solar Lanterns

There is no electricity in the village.  These small solar latrens will provide an easy and safe way to light for homes. Thank you to Luminaid .

PICS Grain Storage Bags

These post harvest storage bags are a simple and cost-effective way to store crops and seeds without chemicals . Using these bags improve food security and decreases post-harvest losses. 

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