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Small farmers are not who you think- how female farmers are feeding the world

In the US, there’s a common children’s song that goes something like..Old McDonald had a farm..and then proceeds to sing on about animals and the noises they make. Thinking about that song now, it will be stuck in my head for at least the next week. But this song is relevant because not all farmers are like “old McDonald”, in fact most farmers are nothing like this fictional...

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Posted on : 13/07/2015
Sustaining our Farmers

Population growth and climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. It’s no exaggeration to say that we are living in a time of population explosion: 2050 is just thirty-five years away and the global population is projected to rise to 9.6 billion by then—some 30 percent more than today’s figure of 7.3 billion, and a rise of more than 50 percent since the beginning...

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Posted on : 06/07/2015

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research has released the sixth issue of their quarterly newsletter. It features insights from the Platform Coordinator, recent peer-reviewed gender publications, an overview of CGIAR gender research in...

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Posted on : 11/07/2018

In the Pacific, “Women are the backbone of communities and families,” says Lavinia Kaumaitotya, programme manager of the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network. The same holds true in Africa and the Caribbean. However, women farmers in developing countries tend to run smaller farms than men, are less well-educated or even illiterate, and often find it harder...

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Posted on : 11/06/2018

GAP is making a call for speakers interested in participating in an upcoming webinar on "Gender and access to agricultural resources", organized jointly by IWMIWLEGAP and GFAR. Participating in the...

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Posted on : 03/05/2018

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), taking place in New York 12-23 March, is discussing innovative policies and practical solutions to the multiple challenges women face in rural areas.   

To contribute to this debate, a side event jointly organized by Niger and FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women...

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Posted on : 29/03/2018

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018, Farm Radio International has released a special issue of Barza Wire, featuring Farmer stories about what women farmers in Tanzania, Kenya, and across Africa are doing to ensure their families have enough to eat.

For women who grow cassava in Tanzania’s Pwani region, one of the main...

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Posted on : 06/03/2018

Rural women face a range of challenges across the environmental sector, including in forestry and agriculture. This has motivated the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) to improve the situation by securing women’s tenure rights to land and forests.

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and...

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Posted on : 06/03/2018

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) with the kind support of the Government of Canada have the pleasure to invite you to this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). The event will take place at IFAD Headquarters in Rome, Italy on Thursday 8 March, from 10:00 – 12:00 (reception...

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Posted on : 01/03/2018

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