Gambia is one of Africa´s countries with a smaller population. With 1.7 million inhabitants, it has no major mineral deposits and other natural resources. Therefore, its economy is based on agricultural products and livestock for domestic consumption for 75% of the population, as well as tourism in the coast.
In this country there is great food insecurity marked by scarce rainfall and lack of access to seeds and fertilizer. It mainly affects women, as they are in charge of the family´s nutrition. In the rural areas, which are the poorest, the girls have very limited access to school.
This region is found in between: Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissae. The three areas are independent but share geographic and ethnic characteristics. They are is very poor, which affects the lives of the women.
Alianza por la Solidaridad works in the Casamance of Gambia:
We work with the Agency For The Development of Women &amp; Children (ADWAC). We are largely sponsered by la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional y Desarrollo (AECID) and other international organizations and agencies.
In this country there is great food insecurity marked by scarce rainfall and lack of access to seeds and fertilizer.
Alianza por la Solidaridad ha trabajado durante seis años para garantizar el alimento de cientos de familias de Senegal, Gambia y Guinea Bissau en este proyecto que ha traspasado fronteras y que también ha conseguido coordinar acciones en favor de la igualdad de oportunidades entre mujeres y hombres y por la sostenibilidad medioambiental.
Alliance for solidarity developed in the region of Casamance (between Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissau) a project of ecological stoves that not only has improved the health of families, but cooking food faster and provides more autonomy for women. In addition, alarming deforestation in the area is being mitigated. Here we explain how an ecological kitchen can change your life.
Reportaje.- Alliance solidarity with their local partners in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Gambia is implementing a project to support the dairy sector through improving the stables and the creation of units of milk processing. Sustainable local development led by African women!