Agripreneurship, finance and markets
As part of a #Beijing20 campaign that runs throughout May 2015, inspiring journalists and media leaders tell UN Women their thoughts about the state of women in media today, what changes they want to see for women, and share their personal experiences in the newsroom.
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"En 1970, l'Afrique fournissait 30% des exportations mondiales de café… Aujourd'hui, à peine 10% pour faire vivre 50 millions de petits planteurs". Ces mots à l'entrée du stand de Café Africa au Festicoffee 2015, qui s'est tenu à Yaoundé du 23 au 25 avril, organisé par le Conseil interprofessionnel du cacao et du café (CICC), en disent long des défis qui se présentent à l'ensemble de...Read more
In achieving its unique mandate to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development, UNIDO recognizes access to sustainable energy for productive uses as a key catalyst for inclusive and sustainable economic development. In particular, UNIDO focuses on the role of women as agents in promoting and using climate technologies and renewable energy solutions – recognizing that women can...Read more
This month, ITC’s Trade and Environment Programme (TEP) in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) launched a two-year project to facilitate and consolidate the development of Madagascar’s raffia value chain for luxury international handicraft and fashion industries. The objective of this initiative is to...Read more
* By Nancy Lee, General Manager, Multilateral Investment Fund
Empowering rural women as farmers, entrepreneurs, and leaders throughout the agricultural value chain is a topic with exceptional importance for agricultural productivity, fighting poverty and food security.
Earlier this month, we at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-...Read more
Using the 2009 round of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, this paper examines the medium-term impact of the land registration on investment behavior by households, particularly the adoption of soil conservation techniques and tree planting. It investigates whether men’s and women’s knowledge of their property rights under the land registration (as measured by answers to a list of questions...Read more