In a PAEPARD blogpost of October Sharefair 2014 on women’s technologies was already reported. GA of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development 3 organisors/participants witnessed about its success. The three-day regional Sharefair on rural women’s technologies took place in Nairobi in celebration of the International Day of Rural Women and the World Food Day. The Share Fair was co-funded by the European Commission.
Although agricultural fairs are a common feature in expansion services offered in your community, this was the first time that the concentrate was specifically on technology for rural smallholder women. This topic is particularly relevant in the International Year of Family Farming and the African Union’s year of agricultural productivity and food security. IFAD performed a dynamic role in all respects of the Sharefair. Elizabeth Ssendiwala (ESA – Regional Gender Coordinator) was a member of the arranging committee and delivered the synthesis of findings on the ultimate day. Over 100 technologies and innovative activities led by women were exhibited at the Sharefair.
They centered on: improved food security; time and labor saving; reduced post-harvest losses; value addition, weather-change version; increased productivity;, and machinery and tools that enable farmers better manage production at a reasonable price. Portable electro-chemical Aflatoxin testing kit, Mushroom growing from affordable, available materials readily, Mobile application for livestock production, and Farmland ownership mapping software. The toolkit on lasting addition of smallholders in agricultural value chains aspires to support the design of IFAD-supported Value Chain (VC) tasks.
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