In Farming

Celebrating Fall Harvest – Women Hold Up Far More Than Half of Agriculture in Africa

The women who learn from and work the soil of the Action Kivu / ABFEK shared farm carefully cart their harvest to sell at the Peace Market in Mumosho, the bright reds and greens of tomatoes, cabbages, eggplants and amaranth displayed with pride.

Harvest for sale at the Peace Market

Do you know the percentage of Africa’s food that the women produce?

“Women are the backbone of agriculture and food production in Africa, working its arable land and feeding its population by producing 80% of its food. But African women farmers’ perspectives are excluded from conversations that determine agricultural policies and priorities, while discriminatory laws and practices deprive them of their land, their rights, and their livelihoods.” – Global Fund for Women

When you support Action Kivu, you partner with the women who are learning sustainable farming in Mumosho.

Finding shade for an afternoon break.

Learn more about the shared teaching farm here!

“Beans Green and Yellow”

In fall it is mushrooms
gathered from dampness
under the pines:
in spring I have known
the taste of the lamb
full of milk and spring grass;
today it is beans green and yellow
and lettuce and basil from my friends’ garden —
how calmly, as though it were an ordinary thing,
we eat the blessed earth.

~ Mary Oliver

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