Rural Women’s Assembly . We are the guardians of land, seeds, life and love . Background and history . History . The first gathering of the RWA was organised in Limpopo, South Africa in 2009.
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We are the guardians of land, seeds, life and love
2 Build linkages in the region around common struggles to defend common goods
3) Ensure that rural women have visibility at all levels;
Considering all these, we therefore demand:
a) that our governments honour their commitment of the Maputo Declaration, where they all signed
for dedicating 10% of national budgets to agriculture
b) from this 10%, at least 60% should be allocated to small scale farmers
c) Scrap market-led land reform, land tenure policies and instead enact popular people- led land
d) Our governments and SADC implement measures that protect our biodiversity, the atmosphere,
the environment, native seeds, and our water resources.
Undertook country level research (case studies) on food security and the challenges that the movements faced;