There is growing evidence that an investment in women is an investment in a community's future. Deysi Román, now 43 years old, is beginning to understand the importance of her voice.
Since 1997 we have supported the National Association of Small Farmers to help and encourage women to become food producers. They learn environmentally-friendly farming techniques and participate in workshops on economic empowerment and gender-based violence.
In rural areas of Tanzania, more than 90 per cent of households keep chickens, but few keep more than 20.
Oxfam's work with the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) includes a pilot to implement ANAP’s gender strategy in five of Cuba's provinces.