80% of the population of the people in Nigeria tills the soil for their livelihood based on subsistence agriculture. Women play a major role in the production, processing and marketing of food crops such as cassava, potatoes, yam and maize. The system of smallholder agriculture practiced by women is mainly rain-fed and characterized by low land and low labor productivity. With one planting season per year, smallholders witness exceptionally low agricultural yield and income. This has exacerbated food insecurity and rural poverty for women and children.
The People and Planet Life Foundation Team (PPLF) Initiated the Fish Farm Project. The project empowers women to become automatically economically independent to be able to increase their household income by 60%. Through simple trainings in fish farming and creation of cooperative fish farm businesses.
Through our “Learning by Doing-Rural Women in Fish Farming” training curriculum, which contains 80% practical training on fish farming and 20% class work section on business and management. Enables women beneficiaries have full ownership and see the project as a full time business.
To Date we have trained 2,218 rural women, Established 17 community fish farms. 1708 of the women trained has established their own fish farm business and moved to scale.