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Building a state-of-the-art biotechnology platform for crop research in Nigeria

Although it may at first seem like a formidable and herculean task, I am extremely driven in my desire to build a state-of-the-art biotechnology research platform to serve not just Nigeria but the whole of Africa. But then again, having bold ambitions is what being an AWARD Fellow is about.  My lifelong dream is to build and lead a thriving biotechnology-based business that creates value and...

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Posted on : 07/07/2015

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2012), a Nigerian Author and feminist.

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Posted on : 15/11/2016

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
Transforming Nigeria, one female science and tech professional at a time

With 62 percent of Nigerians under the age of 24 and 49 percent of its citizens women, Nigeria stands to benefit by harnessing the creativity and intellectual curiosity of young women. 

Yet across Africa, a wide gender divide still exists in the corridors of...

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Posted on : 10/06/2015
©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
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

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