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Functional Adult Literacy: Sustainable, women-focused capacity-building in Ethiopia

Functional Adult Literacy: Sustainable, women-focused capacity-building in Ethiopia
2 pages

Authors
Becx, Gertjan
Davies, Imogen

Editors
Davies, Imogen

Publication date
23 Jul 2013

ISBN
978-1-78077-388-9

Publisher
Oxfam GB

Series
Gendered Enterprise and Markets

Type
Case study

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.

For more information, refer to the Women's Economic Leadership page on this site or visit Grow.Sell.Thrive.

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