Women Holding Hands

Empowering Girls + Women

Organic home gardens for girls + women

 

Studies have shown that agriculture can be a vital source of economic and social empowerment for women. When women own their own backyard garden, have access to new technologies, control their own incomes, and are able to feed their families independently, they also have the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty. 

These benefits extend beyond women and can affect their families and entire communities as well.

#EMPOWERING WOMEN

Women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future.

As leaders, it is our responsibility to make sure the next generation of women are

educated, encouraged and empowered

to take on the challenges of meeting the world's growing food needs.

 

 

Women's home gardens in Miches has seen incredible results

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported that the majority of employed women in the least developed countries work in agriculture, and that has been the case in Miches, Dominican Republic, where our pilot project #1 takes place.

The SeaGreen project has offered an integrated approach that provides benefits to women and girls in the agricultural community of Miches.

Our work has included:

  • supporting this group of women in the community of Hicaco Blanco {Miches} to enhance technical skills on agricultural practices

  • establishing their organic home gardens, where these women can grow produce for domestic consumption, share with neighbours and possibly sell any surplus

  • teaching some basics in finance and business to these women

 

The SeaGreen project hopes to expend this support in any underdeveloped island or country.