All around the world, women have the primary responsibility for feeding their families. In some countries this might entail meal planning,grocery shopping, and cooking. In other countries, it often means growing their family’s food, collecting water and fuel, tending to backyard gardens and small livestock, and preparing meals for the family. Women are the first to be impacted by lack of income, insecure land tenure, climate change, water scarcity, and rapidly changing production methods - all of this also intersects with their family’s nutritional status. Despite this, they receive only a fraction of loans, assistance, and education geared towards environmental management and food security.
Yarrow Global Consulting recognizes that in order for communities to thrive, women need to have equal access to natural resources as well as access to the knowledge, skills, and resources to make informed and educated decisions about food security and protect their environments. From food production and natural resource management down to infant and young child feeding practices, their unique knowledge and expertise needs to be respected and valued. We work together with communities to understand root causes of food insecurity and lack of access to natural resources and find solutions that help create healthy communities and healthy environments.