Functional Adult Literacy: Sustainable, women-focused capacity-building in Ethiopia
In Limu, Ethiopia, Oxfam worked with partners and local government to develop a Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) programme for smallholders to enhance women’s economic leadership, increase production and improve the quality of organic coffee.
The programme combined literacy classes with training on agricultural and financial capacity-building. This approach increased attendance and improved smallholders’ skills across several areas.
To increase attendance among women smallholders, women-only groups were established and class content was adapted to cover their specific needs and areas of interest and influence.