A new project has started to be implemented by ISD in collaboration with WE-Action. RWCC Rural Women Cultivating Change project will strengthen leadership of smallholder farm women and their participation in decision-making processes, including women’s and farmers’ rights and climate adaptation, and enhance benefits for rural women in climate resilient and local food systems. It will focus on investments that improve women’s access and control over productive resources (land, capital, inputs, infrastructure) and promote agroecological approaches to achieving food security and improved livelihoods.
The launching and familiarization workshop of RWCC (Rural Women Cultivating Change) project was held at Woldia, North Wollo, on February 16-17, 2022. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with WE-Action as a consortium. It was aimed to create common understanding among the signatories, stakeholders, beneficiaries and Amhara Region Finance & Economy and Women Affairs bureaus. During the workshop, general introduction about the RWCC project and why ISD and WEA work in collaboration and the approach of the implementation was presented by WE-Action. ISD presented the History, the programs, achievements so far done and philosophy of ISD. Main points of Agro-ecology were also presented by ISD. The approach and Philosophy of ISD which give emphasis for Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Organic agriculture, Nutrition and Restoration of Framers’ Seed Varieties was highly appreciated by the participants and the representatives of regional stakeholders.