Mozambique farmers’ market at heart of fight against hunger

by Black Captain

The owners and producers of this bountiful southern hemisphere harvest festival stand proudly by, frowning and smiling as visitors examine their wares. Remarkably, perhaps, these farmers are nearly all women. Against fierce odds, they are showing a lead in Mozambique’s desperate fight against hunger.

All the women belong to the Wapsala Association, a 33-strong agricultural collective created to boost local smallholders, ensure a steady, year-round, supply of high-nutrition foodstuffs in an area prone to chronic shortages, and help end the curse of malnutrition that affects about 44% of all Mozambican children under five.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/04/mozambique-farmers-market- fights-hunger

can’t find more info on the collective

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