Rural community of the Andes in Peru show us how they overcome challenges that they face, such as the potato pest called Andean Weevil. This film was made in 2017 in the community of San Jose de Aymara, district of Pazos, Province of Tayacaja, Region of Huacavelica Peru.
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“do everything with love“ This video summarizes the approach and experiences of a small microfinance organization, FINCA Peru, in its support to women’s empowerment. By strengthening women’s individual and collective capacities, they have been able to overcome the struggles and challenges they faced during the violent era of terror in Ayacucho in the late 1990s.Continue reading “FINCA-Ayacucho | Peru”
The video was produced from the photographic and video material obtained from my research study in Peru with farmers cultivating native potatoes working in the innovative native potatoes market chains. It is a form to value their traditional knowledge to maintain the potatoes biodiversity.
Este video fue producido durante el trabajo de investigación con productores de Papas Nativas dirigido por Silvia Sarapura de la Universidad de Guelph, On. Canada.
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I have come to this reflection after Friday’s celebrations. What does it really mean to celebrate women?. Specially those who are still working in the fields to subsist and are not included in the social, political and economic processes of societies and countries.Women in rural areas are in charge of the fields, families and evenContinue reading “Celebrating women’s day: reflections”
The term female empowerment can mean something completely different in different parts of the world. On a sunny May morning, a group of women from Lower Kamula village in Western Kenya kindly agreed to show us what the term means to them. https://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/what-does-‘female-empowerment’-mean-women-kenya#.XvZ0-i0ZNTb
I come from Peru, I am Canadian by love and choice and now I live and work in Malaysia. I have been engaged with poor and excluded women and agriculture most of my life. I have witnessed the progression of women’s rights activism, practice, and research in developing and developed countries. I have been partContinue reading “How gender transformative approaches in agriculture inspire change for women?”