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Gender Climate Change and Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP)

The project aims to support a hundred (100) smallholder women farmers, gathered into two women-dominated cooperatives, build resilience and cope with and adapt to climate change in the Sake sector, Ngoma district in Western province. The project is scheduled to run from April to September 2021.

Background

Following a request from the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation Initiative (RWARRI) implements the Gender Climate Change and Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP). The project runs in Ngoma district with World Food Program (WFP) funds through the joint Programme Rural Women Economic Empowerment (JPRWEE).

The project aims to support a hundred (100) smallholder women farmers, gathered into two women-dominated cooperatives, build resilience and cope with and adapt to climate change in the Sake sector, Ngoma district in Western province. The project is scheduled to run from April to September 2021.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • Promotion of High Iron Beans (HIB) varieties planting to reduce malnutrition and increase farmers income (including post-harvest equipment distribution and demonstration plots establishment)
  • Maintain existing irrigation units for both cooperatives to produce in all seasons (including solar system irrigation setting – up for two sites)
  • Capacity building in thematic areas of Gender, Agriculture, and Climate Change (involving the creation of cooperatives platform)