Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) in partnership with NEPAD under the Gender and Climate Agricultural Change Support Programme (GCACSP) has added its muscle to transform women group in small scale farming through its project which aims empowering smallholder women farmers in climate-smart agricultural practices to mitigate the impact of climate change. As part of extending its advocacy support for women, CHRR through its Civic Education and Gender Department, distributed assorted garden materials to one of the target beneficiary group, Talandila Small Holder Farmers Women Club. The gardening materials which included holes, watering canes, seedlings and panga knives just to mention a few have been distributed to ease the labour force for the productivity in their gardens. Speaking to the Head of Civic Education for CHRR, Mrs Thandizo Mphwiyo said CHRR was not only looking at an angle of software support for the communities but also the physical support that communities can realize their rights to economic development. “CHRR is impressed with the commitment that the women are showing and we will continue to engage our donor to extend the pilot until the impacts can be realized accordingly” she said.
On her part, chairlady for the women group expressed excitement with the coming of the farm inputs as they added their extra gear to work hard to achieve their goals. She assured CHRR that the women were 100% committed hence their call for the extension of the project. Sharing the same note, Group Village Headman Malowa told CHRR that he will ensure that women get the maximum support in terms of security. He further conceded to that fact that capacity building and material support were both vital for the economic development of the women.
CHRR remains one of the leading institutions which have tremendously championed the provision capacity building and material support in its advocacy initiatives. The support is part of its strategic plan which runs from 2016 to 2020.