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Seeds, Tools and Even Rain for Women Farmers in Sudan

Just a few weeks ago, it rained in the communities of the Women Farmers' Union in Sudan–welcome news! It has been a productive month, and we'd like to share some of the updates we've received from our partners at Zenab for Women in Development.

With MADRE support, Zenab was able to purchase seeds for the upcoming planting season. Najla, a young woman leader with Zenab, oversaw the distribution of sesame, millet and sorghum seeds to over 2, 000 women across 50 communities.

What's more, with your help, the Women Farmers' Union was able to purchase a wide tractor disk to aid in plowing. Remember when we gave you the good news that they had bought a tractor? Now, with the new wide tractor disk, they will be able to increase their efficiency in harvesting crops even more. It will greatly cut back on the time it takes to plow.

September 22, 2011  / Africa / Sudan / Environmental Justice