Veteran agricultural sector leader and founder of Bula Agro Enterprises, Sant Kumar, is currently training women farmers in Nadi.
The training includes plants distribution, growing seeds, and female farmers having their say – it covers the first phase for different stages of development under the FO4ACP Programme.
The TAW initiative follows Sant Kumar’s lifelong commitments to increasing home grown produce.
“The chances of ensuring good nutritious food for the family is greater when we involve women because if she plants it, she cooks it,” says Sant.
“Women also have a great support network of neighbors and friends with whom she shares her experience, plants and recipes – so they’re very critical to the health and nutrition of our various communities.”
“We’re not only training women farmers to become community leaders but we’re also working with mothers who essentially cook the produce for her family.”
The Tel-A-Woman Programme is funded by the Farmers’ Organisations for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (FO4ACP) Programme, a joint partnership between the European Union (EU), Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON).