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Seed Awards 2015 - Call For Applications

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues? Is it women-led? Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise? If these questions apply to you, you will be pleased to hear that SEED has opened the Call for Applications for the 2015 SEED Awards.

SEED welcomes innovative...

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Posted on : 17/02/2015
2015 WEPs Annual Event - Unlimited Potential: Business Partners For Gender Equality

This year a number of global milestones – the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (PfA), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – provide a unique opportunity to ensure that the business community is a key partner in achieving gender equality.

Held as part of the official CSW59/Beijing+20 programme, the 2015 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Annual Event...

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Posted on : 16/02/2015
Diana Brandes

People are not generally open to change and ideas that contradict what they already believe. Under certain conditions, they actively avoid such information while at the same time seeking information that bolsters their original beliefs.

Research organizations and the people that work for them are not immune from this. Many who spent their careers in research or international...

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Posted on : 13/02/2015
Mediterranean olive tree, by boquerones

Are you a woman, between 25 and 35, and from one of the Mediterranean countries?

The first edition of Women of the Mediterranean - WoMED - training will be held in Paris and Brussels from 1 June to 15 June 2015. Training will include modules on law, leadership, management and gender, and conflict resolution specifically designed for the program...

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Posted on : 13/02/2015
Hands, by Vjeran Lisjak.

This BRIDGE Cutting Edge Overview Report and In Brief makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to realise the right to food for all people. Showcasing effective and promising existing strategies,...

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Posted on : 11/02/2015
“Now if the average Nigerian spends ₦100 ($0.6) per meal, and we are a population of 170m people, my question to you is this: why have we neglected an industry that has the potential of generating ₦51bn ($300m) on a daily basis? Those are numbers you should begin to think about,” says Cynthia Umoru.

“Young Nigerians do not want to dirty their hands anymore, and it just shocks me.”

This is according to Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru, a Nigerian woman who has spent the last 10 years building her entrepreneurial career within agriculture.

She started Honeysuckles PTL Ventures straight out of college, and today the business is engaged in farming, food processing and...

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Posted on : 10/02/2015
Karyssa Zavala, agricultural student

“I intend to promote U.S. agricultural interests overseas, especially regarding market development and trade policies.”

AH: What is your specific area of study in agriculture?

KZ: My specific area of interest in international agricultural development involves the human rights of smallholder farmers;...

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Posted on : 10/02/2015
Join us in Barcelona, Spain on 10-12 February for an interactive platform for 
women in the agri-food sector to convene, learn, and support one another!

Why Attend? 

Focusing on three key areas, the agenda is designed to offer women the tools they need to succeed both personally and professionally.
 
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Posted on : 09/02/2015

By Enricka Julien, public relations liaison, from Trinidad and Tobago.

I have always been passionate about agriculture and all the activities linked to this industry, which I believe came from growing up in the countryside, particularly during a time when Caroni (1975) Limited –a famous company in Trinidad and...

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Posted on : 22/01/2015
Ruth Quaye

Story captured by Miriam Hird-Younger, as part of the series "Investing in Youth in Agriculture - Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) in Ghana." This Wednesday, this AgEx...

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Posted on : 21/01/2015

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