Promoting crops which are resistant to drought: yuca and sorghum (Tanzania)
Tanzania is a country which is very vulnerable to climate change, and therefore has a specific agenda to tackle it. It lives from agriculture, basically in the hands of women, who generate 85% of production and contribute to 25% of the GNP and to 24% of exports. In these circumstances the cultivation of tropical plants such as cassava or sorghum (the latter also native), contributes to improve the nutritional status of their populations.
With the support of the Women for Africa Foundation, a group of Tanzanian women attended training modules at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid in 2016 and presented their own green projects designed for women to develop in their communities. After being debated and reviewed by experts from the Ecology Department of the University, the projects received funding from the Banco Santander.