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Women & the Environment

Action programme

for Women & the Environment

SUPPORTED BY RAJA-DANIÈLE MARCOVICI FOUNDATION

With RAJA, eco-friendly packaging
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The campaign continues with 7 NEW projects!

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In partnership with its suppliers the RAJA group has selected a range of eco-friendly products for this Action Programme.

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Until 29th February 2020 every time you buy a pack of our selected eco-friendly products, £1 is automatically donated to help fund 7 new projects.

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The RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation has chosen 7 "Women & Environment" projects to support.

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Your donations will help these projects

SOL

Project #1: SOL

Guaranteeing food security for the rural population by training women in market gardening within an agro-ecological farm.

The rural area of Nguiguiss Bamba, Senegal, is particularly affected by climate change. Women spend hours, daily, manually drawing and transporting water. Communities depend on agriculture and livestock to live, yet they cannot devote themselves to work that will help provide an income.

SOL are committed to installing a solar-powered water pumping system to provide access to sustainable drinking water. The project aims to improve the living conditions and health of women and their families through the installation of the water system and an agro-ecological farm. They will be trained in micro-farming and crafting, this will help provide opportunities to financially support their families. SOL also have further plans to preserve natural resources with agroecology. The project will promote sustainable agricultural practices that also strengthen the economic position of women within their communities.

Le Partenariat

Since 1980, SOL has been developing initiatives to help promote local community resources and to provide aid to rural areas with the poorest populations.

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Targets:

  • 100 women trained in agro-ecological micro-farming
  • 750 students educated in agroecology
  • 10m3 per hour of drinking water accessible to the communities

W4

Project #2: GERES

Promoting access for rural populations to sustainable energy resources, managed by female entrepreneurs.

In the rural villages of Thazi Township, Burma, they do not have access to the national power grid. So communities require other means to fuel their homes. Women are particularly at risk, they are responsible to feed their families and burn materials to cook food. This is not only harmful to their health but to the environment. Between 2015 and 2017, GERES conducted the first project for the production and distribution of improved cooking stoves. Building on the success of this project, GERES, in partnership with the local organisation, Thazi Network, wants to create a distribution network of “Sustainable Energy Solutions” (SED). This will be managed by an all-female committee, aimed at rural populations and in particular the women who will use them.

The project includes technical and commercial training for 10 women distributing the “Sustainable Energy Solutions” SED, educating local communities in the sustainable energy, and facilitating the access to these solutions with the support of local services and organisations. It will build an economic sector to the needs of the community and managed by the people.

W4

GERES is an international development NGO that works to improve the living conditions of the poorest populations, to preserve the environment and to limit the impact of climate change.

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Targets:

  • 10,000 women and their families have access to Sustainable Energy Solutions
  • 10 women develop skills for commercial businesses around SED distribution
  • 35% less wood consumption in 2 years

GoodPlanet Foundation

Project #3: GoodPlanet Foundation

Promoting the empowerment of women farmers and aiding their transition to roles in sustainable agriculture.

In France, 32% of the agricultural workforce are women and only a quarter of this, have managerial positions within the industry. These women can face discrimination, feel devalued and are overlooked compared to their male counterparts.

The GoodPlanet Foundation wishes to support and expand the "Women's Group 44" (GF44), a group of 15 women farmers from the Centre of Initiatives to Enhance the Rural Environment, of Loire-Atlantique. The project provides tailored support to women in the "Gruppo femminile 44" GF44, studying and providing practical guides on sustainable farming and technical training that respect the environment. In depth communications and guided strategies are also planned to inform and highlight the roles of women in sustainable agriculture, aimed at the general public and those within the industry. Building on the independence of women and that in the farming industry, this project will promote sustainable production methods that respect the environment.

Du Pain & Des Roses

Created in 2009 by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the GoodPlanet Foundation aims to raise awareness and promote the protection of biodiversity and sustainable development through environmental and solidarity projects.

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Targets:

  • 25 farmers trained in biodiversity and sustainable development
  • 1 documentary based on the GF44
  • 140 groups and farmer networks formed

Empow’Her

Project #4: Empow’Her

Helping women work towards the production of sustainable agriculture and supporting them in the creation of a cooperative.

In Kirkissoye, Niger, drought and floods destroy the land and crops. This effects those that depend on the agriculture and livestock. Women who farm the land suffer from the poor yields, preventing them from earning enough money to support themselves.

Empow'Her is running a training project on agro-ecological practices; topics include organic fertiliser production, crop rotation, irrigation systems and seed preservation. Training will be for 85 women farmers from the village of Kirkissoye. Help will also be provided to these women to form a cooperative. 10 women will lead the project and be responsible to form a network of ambassadors, to promote sustainable practices within the communities. Any issues that concern the land including access for women farmers will also be discussed, this will be conducted with village leaders and local authorities. This project will enable women to obtain better agricultural yields and generate more income, while building their roles within their community.

Projeter Sans Frontières

Empow'Her works to remove all forms of discrimination towards women and to empower women, around the world, promoting their access to education and training.

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Targets:

  • 85 women trained in agroecology
  • 1 cooperative created
  • 150 community members educated in agro-ecological practices

ADEAR

Project #5: SOL

Encouraging the transition to sustainable agriculture by training women in the preservation of seeds.

In the mountainous state of Uttarakhand, India, climate change has greatly affected the area. The vast majority of the population are farmers and their livelihood depends on the agriculture. Women are responsible for the crops, and climate change has made their lands unprofitable. They not only live in deprived conditions but farming opportunities are also poor.

Since 2016, SOL and its local partner Navdanya, have been carrying out a project called the "Biofermes India", this promotes the role of women through the development of sustainable agriculture. The objective is to help women farmers to improve their food sovereignty, their economic independence, while preserving the biodiversity of the area, and to strengthen their societal role. SOL has wishes to reinforce its goals and organised a seminar. In November 2019, a seminar between the "Biofermes International" project, bringing together farmers from Senegal, France and India. SOL will also carry out study sessions, teaching new practices and the positive outcomes implemented on the Biofarms.

ADEAR

Since 1980, SOL promotes local resources and directs its actions towards the poorest populations in the rural regions.

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Targets:

  • 225 women farmers trained in agro-ecological practices
  • 9 women's self-help groups around security and food sovereignty
  • 22 seeds resistant to climate change distributed to farmers

Saveurs en partage

Project #6: Saveurs en partage

Supporting women’s social entrepreneurship by setting up a business to run the local organic food shop.

A meeting was held between the political leaders of the 20th borough of Paris, the head of National Education and women representing low-working class and full-time mothers. Discussions from the meeting found that a food provision did not exist, which is environmentally friendly or accessible to families on a low-income. The project "Saveurs en Partage" was created as the result of this meeting, to provide opportunities for women to run a business and to offer affordable local organic produce.

A business was set-up for women in Les Portes du Vingtième, Paris, where they would run the shop selling quality fair trade and organic produce, at an affordable cost. A further discount of 70% is given to households on income support; those receiving this are predominantly single mothers. Participatory workshops around health, nutrition and sustainable development issues will also be offered. This project will enable women entrepreneurs to create their business, develop working relationships, whilst facilitating the access to healthy foods for families in vulnerable situations.

ADEAR

Sharing Flavors aims to provide low-income families access to healthy and local food.

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Targets:

  • 5 jobs created within the industry
  • 1 food store offering organic products
  • 240 families on income support will have access to the shop

GRDR Migration-Citoyenneté-Développement

Project #7: Migration-Citizenship-Development (GRDR)

Training young women in agro-ecological practices and in the marketing of their products.

In Sagabala, Mali, women are often dependent on market gardening, but uncultivated land and difficulties to access farmland adds to the economic problems that these women face.

To ensure the empowerment of women and the integration of young people, the project "Youth and Employment to Feed Cities" aims to promote sustainable agriculture and local food provisions. GRDR and its local partner, the National Union of Family and Rural Houses, will support increasing the skills of young girls in the borough. GRDR will provide professional training in agroecology, breeding and marketing of sustainable products. Skills for work will also be given. 300 market gardeners will also be trained in agro-ecological production and responsible for sharing their new skills to other market gardeners in the region. This will help women and their families to have better living conditions, while preserving the region’s biodiversity.

ADEAR

GRDR's objective is to contribute to building a fair and inclusive world based on respect for human rights. It aims to sustainably improve the living conditions of people in France, Europe and Africa.

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Targets:

  • 172 young people including 91 girls trained in agro-ecological production
  • 10 girls to receive scholarships and support for a commercial business
  • 1476 women market gardeners trained in agroecology