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Project DIVAGRI | Celebrating the International Women's Day

This month the consortium of project DIVAGRI including the IPT celebrates the #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2023 #PowerOn

with a series of communication activities culminating to a webinar on March 30th, 2023. Find more about the said international day via


The project DIVAGRI main aim is to implement the participatory design, development and integration of bio-based solutions for sustainable rural farming practices in Africa together with rural communities. This ambition goal is achieved via contributing to revenue diversification pathways and delivering accessible bio-based and circular agricultural solutions such as IPT’s SLECI technology (Self-regulating, Low Energy, Clay based Irrigation), solar powered desalination, biochar and solar-supported biogas digester providing methane gas, water and organic fertilisers.

The gender imbalance in small farming activities in rural Africa is a significant issue, and empowering women farmers and farm laborers is crucial to addressing this imbalance and improving the livelihoods of rural communities. By disseminating techniques for post-harvest handling, processing, and production of high-value products from residues, women farmers and laborers can increase their productivity and profitability, leading to improved incomes and a greater role in decision-making processes. Establishing informal women empowerment networks in each partner's African country can also create a support system for women in agriculture, allowing them to share knowledge and resources and advocate for their rights and interests. The involvement of women in Europe in fostering global intercultural exchange in gender equality related issues is also important. By sharing their experiences and perspectives, they can contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the role of women within agriculture, research, and the agrifood industry, and help to develop more effective strategies for gender empowerment. Overall, the DIVAGRI project has the potential to make a significant positive impact on gender equality and women's empowerment in rural Africa, and to promote global intercultural exchange and collaboration on these important issues.

Find more information about DIVAGRI at www.linkedin.com/in/project-divagri

The project DIVAGRI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 101000348. The content of this publication does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed therein lies entirely with the author(s).