Bidisha Kumari examines Tanager’s work with women farmers on International Day for Rural Women

Below, in their own words, the president of Dhimsa Coffee Farmer Producer Company and a farmer associated with the FPC talk about how working with Tanager has increased their income and crop yields.

IGNITE Nutrition Strategy Development Guidance Tool

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Dhimsa Coffee Farmer Producer Company helps Indian farmers make gains: Meet Manikyam & Pottangi

Below, in their own words, the president of Dhimsa Coffee Farmer Producer Company and a farmer associated with the FPC talk about how working with Tanager has increased their income and crop yields.

An open letter on International Women’s Day from Tanager President Ana Bilik

Today, as the world celebrates International Women’s Day, I reflect back on how I commemorated IWD in 2020, on the cusp of a pandemic that would change our very definition of normal. On this day last year, I sat on a panel with esteemed Tanager leaders and gender advisors Maureen Munjua, Sita Zougouri, and Caroline Mukeku. We talked about advances in women’s economic empowerment in the countries where we live, and the work that is still needs to be done.

Romain Kenfack on the journey from COVID to recovery for women farmers in Burkina Faso

The first impact on women here in Burkina Faso is that it limited their access to the poultry market. During the lockdown, the main urban cities were closed, so the goods could no longer come to the cities. Most of the poultry produced by women is sold in the urban markets, so since the urban market was closed, they had to store their poultry. This means they had to increase their spending to feed them and house them, which created additional, and unexpected, expenses. Also, women couldn’t access some basic inputs like feed and poultry vaccinations services. Those are the key impacts that affected women. So women were limited to very little income in the first few months of lockdown.

Unlocking the potential of young people in Burkina Faso

This observation does not fail to draw a big smile from his neighbor, Djahouri Yarga, a trader in Dori. “Without the means, it is difficult to start a business. It’s a question of means” he says. “You have your little shop in the neighborhood, you’re doing pretty well. The merchant with whom you buy the products sees that you are fine. Since he has the means, he comes to open a big store in the same one where you are installed. You can’t compete with him”, he explains.