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Agriculture

A woman wearing a bright blue headscarf flashes a big smile while showing off some of her crops.

Our programs build on and are inspired by the vital roles that women play in smallholder agriculture around the world: meeting the food needs of their households, contributing to the development and growth of livelihoods, and working toward sustainable futures for their households and communities.

Beyond the resource gap, women farmers are routinely paid less than men for their agricultural labor; carry a disproportionate share of household workloads; are often excluded from agricultural decision-making; and are under-represented in agricultural organizations. The net impact of these barriers is a systematic gap between women’s potential contributions to food security and household resilience and what they are able to achieve today. By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Our programs build on and are inspired by the vital roles that women play in smallholder agriculture around the world: meeting the food needs of their households, contributing to the development and growth of livelihoods, and working toward sustainable futures for their households and communities.

Highlighted Agriculture Programs

SHOUHARDO

SHOUHARDO III aims to improve outcomes in nutrition and health for mothers and children under age 2, as well as to increase women’s empowerment.

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Pathways

CARE’s Pathways program works in six countries to increase food and nutrition security for 65,000 women farmers, their families, and their communities.

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Water Smart Agriculture (WaSA)

Water Smart Agriculture (WaSA) supports smallholder farmers to integrate soil and water management to increase agricultural productivity and enhance conservation of natural resources.

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She Feeds the World

She Feeds the World’s goal is to improve the food security and nutrition of poor rural households, with a strong emphasis on women small-scale producers.

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Key Models & Approaches

Farmers’ Field and Business Schools (FFBS)

CARE has committed to helping 50 million poor and vulnerable people improve their food and nutrition security and their resilience to climate change by 2020.

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SuPER Foods

CARE has committed to helping 50 million poor and vulnerable people improve their food and nutrition security and their resilience to climate change by 2020.

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Social Analysis and Action (SAA)

CARE’s signature approach to gender norm transformation is Social Analysis and Action (SAA), a facilitated process through which individuals explore and challenge the social norms, beliefs, and practices that shape their lives and health.

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Participatory Performance Tracker (PPT)

CARE believes in putting communities in the driver’s seat to determine what projects should do, and whether they are working to meet community needs. One tool we use to accomplish this is the Participatory Performance Tracker (PPT).

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