Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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Malawi

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CARE has a new and exciting focus to multiply impact for 10 million small scale farmers and their families in Southern Africa in Food Nutrition Security and Climate Change Resilience.  This position has an external focus in building relationships and influence in Southern Africa with intergovernmental bodies such as Africa Union (AU) and New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), ...

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Posted on : 27/05/2016

This report synthesizes findings from seven country scoping studies on gender-responsive approaches to rural advisory services (RAS) in Africa. The studies, which were conducted in seven countries (Benin, Ethiopia,...

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Posted on : 11/12/2015
©FAO-Olivier Asselin

The contribution of women to labor in African agriculture is regularly quoted in the range of 60 to 80 percent. Using individual-disaggregated, plot-level labor input data from nationally representative household surveys across six Sub-Saharan African countries, this study estimates the average female labor share in crop production at 40 percent. It is slightly above 50 percent in Malawi,...

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Posted on : 04/06/2015
Labour saving technology to empower women smallholder farmers

Millions of the world’s smallholder women farmers have limited access to farm energy, mechanization and the most basic of agricultural and agri-processing tools.

Many of women smallholder farmers are using labour intensive agricultural hand tools for onerous tasks such as weeding, planting, harvesting and crop/food processing. With minimal access to alternative...

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Posted on : 20/05/2015
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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