Gambia's First Woman Chief Rings in Changes

Publication Date:
13 November 2012
Gambia, Food and Agriculture, Women and Gender

Fatou Danso is a farmer, but she is also The Gambia's first female village chief. Fatou has introduced many other firsts to her village. The land here was once only farmed by men. But now Fatou has distributed the land to women - and together they have formed a vegetable garden scheme. Now these women can support their husbands with what they earn from selling their produce.


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