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CRDF Global welcomes proposals to support collaborate research in agricultural sciences between young Arab female scientists in the Middle East and North Africa in partnership with U.S. researchers. This initiative is jointly funded by CRDF Global and the International Center for...

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Posted on : 03/05/2016
Supporting Sinai Bedouin Women through Agriculture and Handicrafts

This success story written by Yasmeen Atta, founder of  the Youth Sinai Foundation for Development and Human Rights and the Youth Sinai Development Company, is part of the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development. From research to private sector, mass...

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Posted on : 29/07/2015
Rural Women, The Heroes Behind Every Village

 

By Emad Karim

My mother was 11 years old when she had me, as was her mother when her first child was born.  Both gave everything for us to have a better future. 

I was born in a small village in the south of Egypt almost 30 minutes’ drive from the Valley of the Kings and Queens. My mother, like most of the women of her generation in our village, left school...

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Posted on : 30/06/2015
Cactus cultivation as adaptation method for women in Egypt

Women in Egypt are rising to the challenge of climate change adaption with innovative and ecologically friendly water saving strategies, despite gender inequality.

Egypt is suffering from water resource struggles, rising sea levels, overexploited aquafers and unsafe salinity levels in the soil. These impacts of climate change affect men and women differently...

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Posted on : 12/05/2015
In recent years, the number of mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs has increased worldwide. The MIF’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEempower) initiative and NEXSO want to identify the most innovative mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs that have the best, most effective results, and...
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Posted on : 20/04/2015

* By Nancy Lee, General Manager, Multilateral Investment Fund

Empowering rural women as farmers, entrepreneurs, and leaders throughout the agricultural value chain is a topic with exceptional importance for agricultural productivity, fighting poverty and food security.

Earlier this month, we at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-...

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Posted on : 17/04/2015

Women all over the world play a critical role in providing food and education as well as ensuring the well-being of their families and communities. But often, their contribution goes unrecognized. This is the case for women farmers in many regions of the world: they work and manage the land, but very often they are not entitled to own or inherit it. They can use the land, and work on it and...

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Posted on : 16/04/2015
Coinciding with Father's day in many countries, the Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change event was hosted on 19 March in Paris. This high-level event gathered many professionals working directly or indirectly with gender issues in agriculture.
 
The atmosphere in the room was exciting as participants slowly took their seats. While waiting for the...
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Posted on : 16/04/2015

Why should men be interested in closing the gender gap in food and farming under climate change? Bruce Campbell, CCAFS director, argues that ultimately, the gender gap affects us all.

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) ...

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Posted on : 14/04/2015
Selling milk in Ethiopia. Photo: ILRI (Flickr Images)

Some of the foods that would most enhance nutrition in diets in the developing world are also the riskiest in terms of food safety. Numerous health risks exist along the value chain for livestock and fish products, from production to consumption. In this post, Sophie Theis (...

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Posted on : 08/04/2015

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