Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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Hands Along the Nile Development Services (HANDS), in cooperation with the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR), is accepting applications for US exchange and fellowship opportunity for mid-level professionals engaged with non-governmental, private or governmental organizations and...

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Posted on : 15/05/2014

The government of Rwanda has made a strong political commitment to gender equity and equality and is determined to see this reflected in government policies at all levels. Therefore, Rwanda is signatory to various international conventions, including, the Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and...

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Posted on : 05/05/2014
Désirée El Azzi

Leaving Lebanon at a young age to go to France to study agricultural engineering was not an easy task. Choosing to specialise in The “Quality of the Environment and Resources Management” was not easy either because in a country like Lebanon, few efforts are done for the environment.

People constantly said that I would not find a job in Lebanon when I get back and that I would better...

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Posted on : 03/04/2014

Development cooperation has contributed to the integration of provisions for strengthening women’s land rights as part of the new wave of land reform which has swept across much of the developing world over the last couple of decades. However, words about land and gender are not enough.


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Posted on : 18/03/2014

The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-...

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Posted on : 14/03/2014

A new journal, the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and food Security (Agri-Gender) has been launched with the aim of providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to share information on research work on gender, agriculture and food security. The aim of Agri-Gender is to promote interdisciplinary research related to gender and the agricultural and food sciences.

It is an open...

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Posted on : 10/03/2014

Empowering Rural Women Through Agricultural Innovation is the parallel event organized by WFO and GFAR during the CSW in New York.

First-hand involvement by women farmers in the research and development process of agricultural innovation is crucial to reach...

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Posted on : 06/03/2014

In this video message, Prof. Catherine Bertini, Co-Patron of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), underlines the importance of proper policies and programs in order to facilitate opportunities for girls and women to be able to grow and to be able...

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Posted on : 06/03/2014

The United Nations has made “Equality for Women is Progress for All” the theme for the observance of the International Women’s Day 2014.

Much of the future of global food security depends on smallholder family farms where in many regions of the world women play a key role. Rural women, particularly in developing countries, often are both providers and producers of food. It is also not...

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Posted on : 05/03/2014

A practical guide for integrating gender in agricultural prodcution systems, this manual aims at working towards closing the gender gap in agriculture. Produced by Dr. Kathleen Colverson, a senior gender scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and the theme leader for Gender, Impact and Learning within the...

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Posted on : 12/02/2014


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