Project profile — Supporting Smallholder Farmers : A Women’s Economic Empowerment Approach - Nicaragua



Overview 

CA-3-P006667001
$3,000,000
WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2020-11-05 - 2024-03-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Nicaragua (100.00%)

Sector 

• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (10.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (30.00%)
• Agriculture: Agricultural development (31120) (40.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental education/training (41081) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project aims to improve equitable and sustainable livelihoods for women and men smallholder farmers in Nicaragua’s Dry Corridor, with a particular focus on the empowerment of women farmers, to ensure that they can withstand economic and climate shocks. This project uses a women’s economic empowerment approach. The project will support smallholder farmers to become empowered and resilient agricultural producers, capable of adapting to climate change and supplying products of high quality and in quantities to access formal markets. This project also works to improve food security and address impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on poor rural families.

Expected results 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include : (1) reached 3,437 smallholder farmers, (1,715 women) through climate adaptation actions, including improving water management; (2) 450 women and men smallholder farmers participated in training on gender-related topics, including gender equality concepts, participation and decision-making and management; (3) provided 2,954 smallholder farmers(1,501 women) with climate-smart technology, tools, information, training and agricultural inputs for sustainable agricultural production; (4) 605 women received training in commercialization, negotiation and basic accounting to improve their abilities to access markets and secure higher profit margins; (5) trained 724 women farmers in post-harvest, production and environmental resilience, encouraging the adoption of sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems; (6) installed 200 eco stoves in smallholder farmers’ home, reducing the quantity of woodfire needed to cook by approximately 50 percent; (7) supported five smallholder farmers organization in the development of artisanal value-added products like yogourt and fertilizer; (7) supported 42 Women Economic Empowerment Groups (reaching 1,040 women) with tailored training on leadership, entrepreneurship, brand development, good manufacturing practices and product transformation; (8) provided 3,997 smallholder farmers with COVID-19 prevention kits for their families, 36 percent of which are led by women.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include : (1) reached 3,437 smallholder farmers, (1,715 women) through climate adaptation actions, including improving water management; (2) 450 women and men smallholder farmers participated in training on gender-related topics, including gender equality concepts, participation and decision-making and management; (3) provided 2,954 smallholder farmers (1,501 women) with climate-smart technology, tools, information, training and agricultural inputs for sustainable agricultural production; (4) 605 women received training in commercialization, negotiation and basic accounting to improve their abilities to access markets and secure higher profit margins; (5) trained 724 women farmers in post-harvest, production and environmental resilience, encouraging the adoption of sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems; (6) installed 200 eco stoves in smallholder farmers’ home, reducing the quantity of woodfire needed to cook by approximately 50 percent; (7) supported five smallholder farmers organization in the development of artisanal value-added products like yogurt and fertilizer; (8) supported 42 Women Economic Empowerment Groups (reaching 1,040 women) with tailored training on leadership, entrepreneurship, brand development, good manufacturing practices and product transformation; and (9) provided 3,997 smallholder farmers with COVID-19 prevention kits for their families, 36 percent of which are led by women.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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