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“Now if the average Nigerian spends ₦100 ($0.6) per meal, and we are a population of 170m people, my question to you is this: why have we neglected an industry that has the potential of generating ₦51bn ($300m) on a daily basis? Those are numbers you should begin to think about,” says Cynthia Umoru.

“Young Nigerians do not want to dirty their hands anymore, and it just shocks me.”

This is according to Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru, a Nigerian woman who has spent the last 10 years building her entrepreneurial career within agriculture.

She started Honeysuckles PTL Ventures straight out of college, and today the business is engaged in farming, food processing and...

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Posted on : 10/02/2015

Wikigender is running a new online discussion in partnership with @Empower_Women, @AWID, @WorldPulse and @guardian on the following topic: “Advancing women’s rights through social media: which strategies?”

We encourage EmpowerWomen.org members and friends to join the discussion on which are the most efficient strategies to make women’s voices heard in the post-2015 agenda using...

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Posted on : 10/02/2015
Karyssa Zavala, agricultural student

“I intend to promote U.S. agricultural interests overseas, especially regarding market development and trade policies.”

AH: What is your specific area of study in agriculture?

KZ: My specific area of interest in international agricultural development involves the human rights of smallholder farmers;...

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Posted on : 10/02/2015
Join us in Barcelona, Spain on 10-12 February for an interactive platform for 
women in the agri-food sector to convene, learn, and support one another!

Why Attend? 

Focusing on three key areas, the agenda is designed to offer women the tools they need to succeed both personally and professionally.
 
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Posted on : 09/02/2015

By Enricka Julien, public relations liaison, from Trinidad and Tobago.

I have always been passionate about agriculture and all the activities linked to this industry, which I believe came from growing up in the countryside, particularly during a time when Caroni (1975) Limited –a famous company in Trinidad and...

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Posted on : 22/01/2015
Ruth Quaye

Story captured by Miriam Hird-Younger, as part of the series "Investing in Youth in Agriculture - Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) in Ghana." This Wednesday, this AgEx...

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Posted on : 21/01/2015
Aliya Lakhani

Story captured by Miriam Hird-Younger, as part of the series "Investing in Youth in Agriculture - Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) in Ghana." This Wednesday, this AgEx...

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Posted on : 21/01/2015
Shaping my future in Gender, Agriculture and Global Development

Moses Owiny, Project Officer with the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), kicks off the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development. From research to private sector, mass media to civil society...

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Posted on : 20/01/2015

Source: CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

ILRI's Violet Barasa reports on recent Livestock and Fish CRP lessons from using a pilot gender capacity assessment methodology in Tanzania.

Debate on more in-depth analyses of institutional and individual...

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Posted on : 14/01/2015

Source: UNFAO

Closing gender gaps in agriculture can generate significant gains for the sector and for the society as a whole by improving nutrition, food security and income levels, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...

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Posted on : 08/01/2015

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