Ecologist Special Report: Empowering Women To Tackle Climate Change

2018-08-24T17:13:37-04:00Tags: |

The country of Benin in West Africa, is increasingly facing intense climatic changes in the already existing six-month dry season. The agriculture in districts such as Alibori are highly dependent on rainfall for food production. Therefore, to address this increasing intensity of climatic variations, 400 women from the district of Alibori have established Solar Market Gardens, where they can source a sustainable energy through solar charged water pumps and drip irrigation which allows the women to use the resources economically. This establishment has allowed for various social innovations, in turn, guaranteeing 185,000 people with access to renewable energy and stable crop production. This led the women to win “Women for Results” Climate Prize awarded by UNFCCC. Photo Credit: The Ecologist