In Sierra Leone’s Swamps, Female Farmers Make Profits and Peace

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  • In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 260 000 hectares of inland valley swamps which can be used to grow rice, legumes, maize, peanut and okra.
  • In 2020, 150 women in Matagelema formed a women’s association and started harvesting and working in these areas.
  • All the income generated from their yield is divided equally – these women have already built a community storage warehouse with the proceeds.

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