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Women in procurement: Why the controversy?

Preferential access to public procurement markets is increasingly being voiced as a feasible policy option for empowering women and women-owned businesses. Unfortunately, throughout my different work experiences in procurement, I have noticed the absence of women-owned businesses in tendering processes. 

The reasons for this absence have been insufficiently developed and are not always...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Small farmers are not who you think- how female farmers are feeding the world

In the US, there’s a common children’s song that goes something like..Old McDonald had a farm..and then proceeds to sing on about animals and the noises they make. Thinking about that song now, it will be stuck in my head for at least the next week. But this song is relevant because not all farmers are like “old McDonald”, in fact most farmers are nothing like this fictional...

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Posted on : 13/07/2015

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research has released the sixth issue of their quarterly newsletter. It features insights from the Platform Coordinator, recent peer-reviewed gender publications, an overview of CGIAR gender research in...

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Posted on : 11/07/2018

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting the webinar ‘GENNOVATE, a qualitative comparative study on gender norms and agency in agricultural and environmental innovation – Study concepts and methodology’ on Thursday July 12. The webinar is organized in collaboration with GENNOVATE.

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Posted on : 19/06/2018

In the Pacific, “Women are the backbone of communities and families,” says Lavinia Kaumaitotya, programme manager of the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network. The same holds true in Africa and the Caribbean. However, women farmers in developing countries tend to run smaller farms than men, are less well-educated or even illiterate, and often find it harder...

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Posted on : 11/06/2018

In 2013, the Montpellier Panel published a report that made sober reading. At the current rate of production, the authors claimed, Africa would be able to meet just 13% of its food...

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Posted on : 11/06/2018

The Joint Programme on “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women” (JP RWEE)” is the only global initiative where FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women are working together to achieve sustainable development for rural women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, and Rwanda.

In 2017, funding of US$ 3,050,595 was received in the JP RWEE Trust Fund (TF...

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Posted on : 31/05/2018

GAP is making a call for speakers interested in participating in an upcoming webinar on "Gender and access to agricultural resources", organized jointly by IWMIWLEGAP and GFAR. Participating in the...

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Posted on : 03/05/2018

CTA has launched ‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’ a competition to support young agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) build viable businesses and boost innovation for a more sustainable agricultural sector. Winning innovations will be awarded up to €15,000, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities.

The theme for this...

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Posted on : 20/04/2018
Agriculture takes place in a social context. South Asia is a large and heterogeneous region of mixed farming systems and different cultures and social systems, which can enable or constrain opportunities and outcomes differently, for different social groups. Gender and other social relational factors have direct implications for who is able to learn about, try out, take up, and benefit from...
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Posted on : 20/04/2018

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