Putting the spotlight on small-scale women farmers

Putting the spotlight on small-scale women farmers

Oxfam and local partners in Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia launched the Female Food Hero programs in 2011. The initiative, which has developed into a popular reality TV show, creates a new awareness about the role that small-scale women farmers play in food production throughout the world. With a variety of contests and events, the initiative celebrates outstanding women farmers—those who have overcome challenges and made significant, lasting contributions to their communities.

 

Live streaming

Speakers

Introduction:

 

Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit, DEVCO C1- Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, European Commission

 

Presentations:

Magdalena Thomas, Campaigns Coordinator - Feminist Movement Building, Oxfam in Tanzania

 

Maria Mbuya, Female Food Hero award winner 2016, Tanzania

 

Evelyn Nwaru, Female Food Hero award winner 2016, Nigeria

 

Hanna Saarinen, Investment in Agriculture Policy Advisor, Oxfam EU advocacy Office