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Entrepreneurs...the century's superheroes!

The trauma of being orphaned turned Bruce Wayne into Batman; injustice turned Bruce Banner into 'The Hulk'; tragedy turned Peter Parker into Spiderman … and I often think that entrepreneurs have a lot in common with superheroes (and that there should be more Superheroines!).

I am Yudhika. My name comes from a Sanskrit religious...

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Posted on : 14/07/2015

Women from more than 246,000 households have taken steps to change their lives by becoming part of the IFAD-supported Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. The programme supports three tiers of institutions in six districts:  18,000 self-help groups, 2,600 village level committees and 60 federations. The self-help groups have been strikingly...

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Posted on : 23/05/2017

There is ample evidence to suggest a strong correlation between gender inequality and food and nutrition insecurity, yet the policy discourse around food and nutrition security in India has largely been gender-blind. This paper, based on a review of existing literature and emerging research, emphasizes the need to place gender justice at the center of all food and nutrition interventions, if...

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Posted on : 13/04/2017

Each year, to raise public awareness of gender-based violence across the world, the United Nations recognizes 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The day begins a 16-day period of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, which culminates with International Human Rights Day on 10 December....

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Posted on : 25/11/2016

by H.S. JatM.L. JatMunmun RaiTripti Agarwal / September 27, 2016

In the Indian state of Haryana, women are actively involved in farm operations but do not contribute...

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Posted on : 04/10/2016

Agnes Quaye farms cocoa in West Africa. Ceclia Mejía Domínguez grows strawberries, maize and potatoes in Honduras. Grace Amma farms and trains farmers in India. What do these three women have in common? They are all leading agricultural figures in their communities. 

Watch all three stories from CropLife International...

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Posted on : 09/11/2015
Women Farmers Combat Land Degradation in Nagaland

A UNDP partnership with the government of Nagaland has reduced soil erosion and increased vegetation cover on 30,000 hectares of land in 70 villages. The partnership in the North Eastern Himalayan state has empowered 7,000 women farmers to adopt farming practices that can protect soil fertility, diversify livelihoods and strengthened market linkages.

48 year old...

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Posted on : 13/05/2015

For climate information services to work they must target the entire family and not just male farmers. But how can we overcome existing barriers that prevent women from meaningfully engaging in agriculture?

“I have the right to know, to be aware of what is happening,” says 23-year-old farmer Ruby Mela.

Studies show that when it comes to accessing climate information and...

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Posted on : 21/04/2015
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

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