Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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IFAD Policy and Technical Advisory division has just released a new toolkit on Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices.

This toolkit offers practical guidance, lessons and examples to help practitioners address this issue in the design and implementation of projects. It also provides...

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Posted on : 06/05/2016

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

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in collaboration with various stakeholders, has published a suite of resources for mainstreaming gender in agricultural services and agribusiness:

1) A report synthesizing findings from seven country...

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Posted on : 11/12/2015

Rural advisory services (RAS) can play an important role in addressing gender inequalities. However, RAS programmes have often fallen short of expectations to design and implement relevant services to help rural women and men achieve food...

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Posted on : 17/11/2015

The report examines the worlds of farming, agricultural extension and basic and applied scientific research through the eyes of nearly 80 women who work in these fields in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. What these women have in common is that they have all at one time or another been involved with the push–pull programme. Push–pull is a cropping system designed to integrate pest, weed...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015

The Gender Network invites you to a dialogue with Hon. Baleka Mbete Speaker of the South African Parliament “Gender is My Agender” Wednesday 23 rd September 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00

Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO – V.le Terme di Caracalla

e-mail: allidil@dirco.gov.za

Posted on : 20/09/2015
A New Network for Women in Agriculture

To be a woman in agriculture is to face a unique set of challenges. And because I know all too well the trials that women can face as they look to take on leadership roles, I made it a goal as USDA’s Deputy Secretary to start a community for women leaders in agriculture.

This past fall, I held a White House discussion with farmers, agribusiness, academics and youth leaders about the...

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Posted on : 23/02/2015
Evelyn Nguleka

The "Expo of Ideas" one of the major events that marked the beginning of Expo Milano 2015 hosted by Italy, took place at Hangar Bicocca in February 7. Also present at the event Evelyn Nguleka, President of the World Farmers’ Organisation, which along with more than 500 experts, studied issues of EXPO 2015 with particular attention to the size of the development of equity and sustainability,...

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Posted on : 19/02/2015
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GrOW Call for proposals: Effects of patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment

In partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DfID) and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre is pleased to announce a call for research proposals concerning the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)...

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Posted on : 17/02/2015

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