Facilitating engagement and building local capacity to improve gender equity and smallholder food security: The West Africa Forest Farm Interface (WAFFI) Project

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The West Africa Forest–Farm Interface (WAFFI) Project:
  • builds the capacity of rural women and men to proactively participate in policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing processes (998 women and men participated in the Auto Appraisals and Participatory Action Research).
  • improves understanding of farmer management of multi-use landscapes that combineagriculture, forestry, livestock and natural resource management
  • facilitates social learning to draw on local knowledge, to ensure research relevance and to validate scientific findings
  • applies a gender-responsive approach to all activities in Burkina Faso and Ghana,ensuring that women make up more than 40% of participants and beneficiaries.

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