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Growing Food , Nourishing Minds, Flourishing Culture:IT ALL BEGINS WITH FOOD
Agile-International, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public utility corporation. A.G.I.L.E. stands for: Action to Generate and Integrate the Local Economy
Agile International’s mission is to return Western Africa to food abundance by empowering local women farmers and restoring the cultural wisdom that underlies traditional sustainable agriculture. We seek to break free from the endless cycle of foreign aid and food imports by producing nutritious food, generating enough income to support and educate children, and preserving the cultures and customs that create strong families and communities.
The cultures of West African people have shared a long and rich history, boasting some of the earliest universities in the world, and glorious empires living astride the magnificent trade routes of antiquity. In modern times, there has been a renewed desire to foster the strength and independence of African countries, but strife and economic turmoil have hindered this effort.
We envision a world where the nations of West Africa have re-established and enhanced their legacy of cultural prominence, where the quality and pervasiveness of child education is on par with the rest of the developed world, where the economy is strong and vibrant and the people have regained harmony with the land by adopting sustainable agricultural techniques.
We need your help!!
1. We have many funding sources, and must be able to reseach their websites and find ways to apply for the funds.
2. We have our social sites Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and must drive trffic to them
3. We need grant writers
4. We need fundraisers
5. After visiting us, if you have better ideas to help us, we WELCOME them!!
Food can be the agent of change in Western Africa
so, we need you to help us empower those who are the muscles behind growing food, African women farmers.
By purchasing land to place women in charge of their destinies, providing instruction on sustainable farming practices to replace the reliance on western industrial farming techniques, increasing the food supply to provide more income and a return to bounteous meals where culture is shared, the nations of Western Africa, such as Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Ivory Coast and more, can have the future that they wish to have.
Agile International has a new model in mind where women will have control of plots of land purchased by Agile for women farmers who will be the beneficiaries of the food they grow and harvest. The profits of their surplus women earn from their harvests can be used to send their daughters to school, opening up the options available to them in the future and reducing the pregnancy rates among young girls who lack other choices in their lives
Women will experience increased autonomy and greater control of their lives. It’s a step toward equality for women and a further evolution of women’s rights in Africa.
- Fatou Doumbia
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