The Southern Africa Trade Hub, through its Strategic Partnership grantee Solidaridad, sponsored a training session in Chimoio, Mozambique from April 23-24 for field extension workers on gender integration in the soy and groundnut value chains. The grant is designed to restore soil composition and fertility and livelihood enhancement through crop rotation. Participants took part in the training from multiple organizations, including the private sector (OLAM), the public sector, and NGOs Solidaridad and the Farmers’ Association.
Through the grant with Solidaridad, the Trade Hub is teaching good agronomic practices while training extension workers on achieving gender integration within the supply chain to improve crop quality. As part of the training, participants created individual gender action plans, which included clear gender-related objectives, activities, time frame, and indicators. Once trained, the ten extension workers will train 100 farmer leaders in the region. The farmer leaders will in turn be responsible for training 5,000 households.