Case study: New seeds for farmers living in poverty
"We all feel the negative impact of climate change resulting in dry spells, but I feel blessed that I was selected to become a lead farmer and to teach others." Juliet, Zimbabwe
Juliet lives in Zimbabwe and is a member of a group of farmers supported by CAFOD. As a lead farmer, she now helps to train people to adapt to climate change by growing drought resistant crops such as millet rather than maize.
Using new seeds and techniques, Juliet and her fellow farmers are now able to produce food for their families. They've also started selling surplus produce and exchanging crops with other farmers for vegetables, fruit or livestock.
Through the income generated, Juliet has been able to build a house and send her daughter to school. "I am thankful that I can send my daughter to school and she is about to complete secondary education", she said. "I am very proud of her."