Quito—On 16 April, Ecuador was rattled by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which has caused an estimated 650 deaths and left more than 25,000 people living in shelters.
Emergencies often tend to exacerbate existing vulnerabilities to violence, as social and institutional protection systems can be severely disrupted, increasing the risk of gender-...Read more
The IFAD Gender Team is pleased to invite you to attend the third edition of the IFAD Gender Awards to recognize the efforts and achievements of IFAD-supported projects in meeting the strategic objectives of the IFAD Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
The event will take place at IFAD headquarters, in the Italian Conference Room from 15:30 to 17:00 hours on...Read more
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...Read more
A new paper asks why some Tanzanian farmers are more selfish than others.Read more
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
The International Fund for Rural Development (IFAD) has published a series of Gender and rural development briefs adressing key gender issues and development indicators in each global region. The briefs present statistics, stories from the field, lessons learned and ongoing challenges, through the lens of IFAD's gender policy...Read more
This report identifies proven, promising and high-potential interventions that increase women’s productivity and earnings in particular economic and country contexts.
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...Read more
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,...Read more
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)...Read more