Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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Bill and Melinda Gates’s Pillow Talk
WHAT do Bill and Melinda Gates argue about?
Not whose turn it is to wash the dishes or take out the garbage, it seems, but headier stuff. The prospects for eradicating polio. The utility of empowering women. The best ways to save lives.
Oh, and maybe how much to acknowledge to a prying columnist that they sometimes do argue.
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Posted on : 20/07/2015
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The UN Women “Gender Equality Facility” (GEF) in Albania, is currently seeking gender mainstreaming expertise for reviewing the EU Delegation’s current draft of the EU IPA 2016 Sector Planning Document on “Fisheries”. It is a roughly 40-page document, describing key areas of EU sector support envisaged to be provided to the Government of Albania. The aim is to...

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Posted on : 06/07/2015
Graça Machel Scholarships for Women

Graça Machel Trust offers scholarships for Southern Africa’s future women leaders.

The application process is the same as for Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate study in South Africa.

For further information and to apply, please click here.

Are you eligible?

To apply for a...

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Posted on : 01/07/2015
Gender Academy Fellowships

The ITC-ILO Gender Academy is confirmed to take place in Turin from 16 to 27 November 2015.

An initial lot of 30 fellowships covering tuition fees to participate in the Gender Academy is available.

Priority is normally given to nationals from ODA recipient countries however a limited number of fellowship is also available for nationals from...

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Posted on : 25/06/2015
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UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the University of Namur (UNamur), Belgium, is organizing a project focusing on core issues in gender and development. The project aims to generate high-quality, high-impact research by...

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Posted on : 23/06/2015
FAO report highlights gender imbalance in fish industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through its GLOBEFISH unit on international fish trade, recently released a report – “The Role of Women in the Seafood Industry” – that highlighted the contributions and constraints on women through all...

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Posted on : 22/06/2015
The Women Vendors Exhibition And Forum 2015

The International Trade Centre and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) announce the Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum 2015 (WVEF2015), 2-3 September in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This premier business event links women vendors to markets by providing training, improving skills and facilitating meetings with buyers.

Previous events held in China, Mexico...

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Posted on : 15/06/2015

BOGOR, Indonesia—Ibu Lila climbs up and down the hills between the rows of oil palms, carrying 18 kilograms of fertilizer in a basket slung from her shoulder.

If she meets her quota, spreading 350 kilograms of fertilizer around 175 palms, she will be paid 35,000 Rupiah (USD 2.71) today.

“Sometimes when I’m carrying that fertilizer I feel I just can’t do it anymore, I’m so worn...

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Posted on : 15/06/2015
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The following briefs present experiences, stories and lessons about IFAD’s work at field level. Please read them to know more about what has been done in the various regions to improve the lives of women and girls.

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Posted on : 11/06/2015
How much of the labor in African agriculture is provided by women?

The contribution of women to labor in African agriculture is regularly quoted in the range of 60 to 80 percent. Using individual-disaggregated, plot-level labor input data from nationally representative household surveys across six Sub-Saharan African countries, this study estimates the average female labor share in crop production at 40 percent. It is slightly above 50 percent in Malawi,...

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Posted on : 10/06/2015


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