CARE Launches Agricultural Program to Improve Food Security, Empower Women Farmers in South Asia and Africa | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CARE, the global fighting poverty organization, announced today the start of its new Pathways program.
ATLANTA -- CARE, the global fighting poverty organization, announced today the start of its new Pathways program. Pathways will enable 150,000 women smallholder farmers and their families over five-years in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mali and Tanzania improve food security and long term resiliency by implementing and scaling a model which will improve their access to land, water, markets, agricultural training and services. The Pathways model is centered on the proven success of CARE’s Village Savings and Loans Associations, and will work with community-based savings and producer organizations to build their capacities and skills to ‘ready’ them for additional sustainable agricultural activities, practices and markets. CARE’s Pathways initiative is supported by a $15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which joins additional funders such as AusAID and the Aga Khan Foundation.
To read the full press release, visit the CARE web site.