International Development Week 2016: We are Making a Difference!
Beny Mwenda is an instructor in rural development and serves as the Rural Development Coordinator and Chair of TSAEE in the Lake Zone – a national organization that supports agriculture professionals to improve food security and reduce poverty, particularly among rural women and youth. In partnership with the Marquis Project of Brandon, Manitoba, TSAEE developed a fair trade craft program for rural women. Beny’s efforts have helped improve agricultural practices, value-chain development for chickens and tomatoes, climate change adaptation, establishment of agro-forestry plots, adoption of improved cooking stoves, micro-credit management, and HIV/AIDS awareness. Watch the video at
Canadian National Fair Trade Network (CFTN)
The 2016 CFTN conference was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with Mr. Beny Mwenda as a keynote speaker on February 19, 2016. See the CFTN annual report for 2016 at http://cftn.ca/sites/default/files/CFTN%20-%202016%20Annual%20Report.pdf.
Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC)
See the MCIC annual report for 2016 at http://mcic.ca/pdf/MCIC_AR_15-16-Final-Web.pdf. Photo of Mr. Mwenda of TSAEE is on page 4.