Smallholder farmers live off their land. They depend on the strength of their agricultural systems, using their land to grow food to feed their families while harvest surpluses are sold in markets for supplemental income.
Wazia Chawala is a lead farmer and demonstration plot owner in the Kililo district of the Iringa region of Tanzania. As a single mother of 7 children, Wazia relies on her agricultural produce to feed her family and as her primary source of income.
Last week, I had the opportunity to join President Clinton and some of our partner organizations in traveling to Haiti to see the Foundation’s work first hand.
Women’s history month is an important opportunity to reflect on the many contributions of women – past, present, and future – to strengthen communities, build opportunities, and improve our world.
This past week, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton co-hosted a reception with Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, to honor and advance the efforts of conservation groups combatting elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade.