Teddy is one of the many women small hold farmers in sub-Saharan Africa finding new and innovative ways to adapt to a challenging climate and increasing unpredictable ad extreme weather. Teddy is uncharge of the weather station in Kumi where she teachers farmer how to take weather readings. Pictured here with her twins   
  
 
  
    
  
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  Teddy also carries the domestic load of the house and is primary carer for her children  
  
 
  
    
  
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AACES | ActionAid Kenya and Uganda

In 2016 I travelled to Kenya and Uganda shooting for Action Aids AACES program on sustainable farming.
The program specifically targets women smallholder farmers who have great farming capacity, but carry a double load as both carers and also often as primary food producers in their communities. A prolonged underinvestment in agriculture, systematic discrimination and gender blind policies, along with the climate change and erratic weather patterns, is compounded to make women smallholder farmers particularly vulnerable to food insecurity - and poverty more generally. This program was involved but was not limited to education on sustainable farming practices, education on equality and closing the gender gap, economic empowerment and the representation of women as landowners.