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La Red Nacional de Mujeres Productoras de la Agricultura Familiar (La Red de Mujeres) / The National Network of Women Producers of Family Farming

Uplifting women farmers and strengthening agroecology.

La Red Nacional de Mujeres Productoras de la Agricultura Familiar (La Red de Mujeres) / The National Network of Women Producers of Family Farming
Peru | Founded in 2017 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2019

The National Network of Women Producers of Family Farming brings together women farmers across Peru to uplift women’s role in agriculture, promote farmer-to-farmer learning exchanges, and advocate strategies at the local, state, and national level. Founded in 2017 out of intent to strengthen Peru’s small, family farming sector, given that over 70 percent of the food that Peruvians consume comes from small farms, the National Network of Women brings together 19 organizations led by women farmers from the coast, Andes and Amazon regions, and focuses on:

  • Right to food,
  • Land and territory,
  • Sustainable development, and
  • Women’s rights.  

Activities include:

  • Strengthening agroecological practices based on local ancestral knowledge,
  • Recovery of organic agriculture to produce healthy crops,
  • Sustainable management of water resources such as hydroponics and artisanal fishing,
  • Agroforestry management, and
  • Strengthening rural women leadership.

Recently, to counteract the neglect of agrarian interests including the advance of genetically modified crops and the climate emergency, the National Network of Women Farmers and other peasant-farmer organizations organized a national agricultural strike in May 2019, which led to increasing government spending in the agricultural sector by 11%.

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