Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

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“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

The results of the US presidential election came in as WEDO is in the midst of climate negotiations at COP 22 in Marrakech. WEDO is at the negotiations advocating for ambitious action on climate change that works for people on the frontlines of climate impacts. WEDo have been busy: Actions to #MovetheMoney from military spending; a GGCA Forum on collaboration and innovation; amplifying young...

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Posted on : 15/11/2016

If women want to change their status they need to be the agents of that change. And social change is the goal of the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (RWEE).

While it is still a pilot (it was launched in 2012) and underfunded, RWEE has already shown impressive results in terms of women’s empowerment and livelihood improvement....

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Posted on : 21/10/2016

To mark the upcoming International Day of Rural Women on 15th October, the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems has released a special update including:

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Posted on : 13/10/2016

This year, CGIAR are combining the outreach campaigns for World Food Day (16 Oct) and Prize (13 Oct), and the International Day of Rural Women (15 Oct) and Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct). You are invited to join the Q&A Twitter Chat next Wednesday, 12 October, on issues relating to reducing poverty, improving food and nutrition security, and improving...

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Posted on : 11/10/2016

Presented on 22 September 2016 by the High-Level Panel (HLP) for Women’s Economic Empowerment today in the context of the UN General Assembly, the report, entitled "LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND - A Call to action for gender eauality and women's economic...

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Posted on : 28/09/2016

New York—On 22 September, the High-Level Panel (HLP) for Women’s Economic Empowerment presented its first findings to the UN Secretary-General at an event in New York, held in the context of the UN General Assembly. The HLP, created by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in January 2016, aims at placing women’s economic empowerment at the top of the global agenda to accelerate progress under the...

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Posted on : 28/09/2016
In a special edition of the Gender, Technology and Development journal, scientists from CCAFS and partners discuss ways to close the gender gap in agriculture in developing...
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Posted on : 15/09/2016

The purpose of integrating a gender-transformative perspective into savings and internal lending communities (SILC) is to engage men in SILC group participation and support, and to improve gender relations and decision-making processes for enhanced group performance and financial investments. Savings-group programs have historically targeted women, as there is a long-standing assumption that...

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Posted on : 30/08/2016

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