Women Growing Vegetables in Tirbespiyê for Two Years

Tirbespiye Women’s Economy Co-operative

A joint women's co-operative project in Tirbespiyê, including two women's agricultural co-operatives, Gelawêj Bakery for women's economy in Helwa town and a shop in the Xewle school, all in Tirbespiyê district.

This report was published by ANF English on 2 January, 2020

After the success of the winter vegetable growing project in its first year, the Women’s Economy Co-operative, which aims to support the social economy and spread the idea of working together, grows vegetables this year as well.

In Tirbespiyê district, a joint co-operative project supported by the Women’s Economy Committee affiliated to the Kongreya Star was implemented and achieved success in the development of the women’s economy.

Two co-operatives specializing in the cultivation of agricultural products were established in Tirbespiyê district, one in Aliyan district. Approximately 960 decares of land is being cultivated and the co-operative has 24 women.

In the town of Sinciq, six women plant and collect winter vegetables on 20 decares of land.

This year, the co-operative opened a bakery called Gelawêj for women’s economy in the town of Helwa. It also opened a shop in the Xewle school in Tirbespiyê district. For two years now the co-operative has been growing winter vegetables in the town of Sinciq.

Participants in the co-operative together help the cultivation of the soil and the sale of products. As a result, women meet their daily needs in economic prosperity.


Guljin Abdullah Osman, director of Tirbespiye Women’s Economy Co-operative, said that “This work aimed to popularize the idea of ​​co-operation among women and after the success of the winter vegetable growing project last year, vegetables have been planted again this year”.

Guljin announced that a wide variety of vegetables will be planted according to the farming plan.

Intisar Ali, a member of the Women’s Economy Co-operative, said, “We cultivate and watch the soil jointly until the end of the growing season.”

“The product of last year was good, we aim to develop other varieties such as cumin and cedar,” she added.