Empowering Women Farmers: A Collaborative Partnership by aQysta & 6 Degree Network For Women

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with 6 Degrees Network for Women, aimed at empowering women farmers in Nepal and fostering ecologically sustainable practices.

In a significant stride towards gender equality and agricultural sustainability, 6 Degrees Network for Women (6DNFW) and aQysta Nepal have joined forces to support a Musahar women’s farmer group in Sauraha, Chitwan. This partnership exemplifies a shared commitment to uplift rural communities and promote inclusive growth.

aQysta Nepal’s dedication to revolutionizing irrigation practices through innovative hydro-powered pumps, including the ITP, HyPump, and the Barsha Pump. These pumps provide water access for irrigation and contribute to environmental conservation by harnessing renewable energy sources.

Ramila Dhakal, Agriculture Officer at aQysta Nepal provides her unwavering support and guidance to empower women to make informed decisions and implement sustainable practices effectively. Through regular consultations and weekly calls, she ensures continuous guidance and assistance, empowering the women to make informed decisions and maximize their agricultural yield.

Gita Pelinck, Co-founder of 6 Degrees Network for Women, expresses her enthusiasm for the collaboration: “Because of Ramila’s support, who works for aQysta, the women now plant crops that fetch higher prices, thus providing them with more income. Besides onsite training, Ramila has a weekly call with the women to discuss progress and to advise on next steps.”

Training session

Furthermore, aQysta’s collaboration with 6 Degrees Network for Women facilitates market linkages, enabling the women farmers to access lucrative markets for their produce. By fostering connections between rural communities and urban markets, this partnership enhances the economic prospects of the women farmers and promotes sustainable agricultural practices at a broader scale.

By empowering women farmers and promoting ecologically sustainable practices, this initiative not only fosters gender equality but also contributes to the overall well-being of rural communities. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering women and building a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Ramila with the farmer group