WOMEN AND LAND
Around the world, women need secure access to land in order to grow their businesses, their families, their communities, and their dreams. We have seen how a small investment in land can be used by women to create a large benefit for their community and the natural environment.
In 2022 we launched the Women and Land Project to purchase land and make it accessible for use by women and indigenous-led groups in New Mexico, USA, and Malawi.
Women Together land will be reserved for the development of projects that increase the wealth, agency, safety and independence of women, while preserving traditional agricultural practices and protecting valuable ecosystems.
Women Together New Mexico has secured a parcel of irrigated farmland that will serve as a future home for empowering local food sovereignty, economic independence, and revival of indigenous art forms. We will work with local partners to develop models of land access that preserve the ecological value of the land through regenerative practices. We will also innovate ways to combine climate sensitive agriculture with new technologies like solar and wind power. Most importantly, the land will provide safe spaces for women to gather, create and implement new projects for their communities.
Across the globe in Africa, Women Together Malawi has supported the purchase of land for women's groups to utilize for agriculture and livestock. The security of land owned BY women FOR women is allowing our groups to grow and dream big. With this land now supporting them, one's women's cooperative launched a small dairy farm, while others are collaborating on shared agricultural land to plant diverse crops and stabilize their income beyond market fluctuations. In another community, land has been secured on which to build a Maize Mill, - putting a vital but expensive local service into the hands of local women.
There is a lot to be done, and many exciting opportunities for partnership, sponsorship and your contribution! CONTACT US to find out more, and DONATE here.
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