Strengthening the Voices of Rural Women Farmers for Improved Livelihoods (SWIFT Project)



The above project is a consortium between NETRIGHT, FIDA-Ghana, Widows and Orphans Movement (WOM) and ATCWAR. This project seeks to strengthen the voice of rural farmers for improved livelihood’ in the Northern and Southern sectors of Ghana Which intends to help address the structural and systemic challenges that have created barriers inhibiting women and girls from enjoying economic rights, and also, to empower women farmers and their groups in policy issues and intervention in the agriculture and land sectors, thereby enhancing reforms from the gender perspective.

To achieve the above, the following activities were done.
• Capacity building trainings were organised for sixty women leaders and rural women from the Eastern, Volta and Greater Accra Regions respectively.
• Gender responsive media advocacy organised (Press briefing, Radio & T.V programs) to raise public awareness on women’s rights and gender equality in the agriculture sector, including land tenure and inheritance systems in Ghana.