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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 Research Programe on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry's November newsletter highlights FTA’s gender research and gender integration work.
 
FTA’s key research for development objectives — addressing food insecurity, enhancing nutrition, tackling climate change and ensuring sustainable development — cannot be solved without paying close attention to gender equality and social...

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Posted on : 13/12/2017

 Women in agriculture: Four myths. Global Food Security. Available online 6 November 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.10.001 

Open Access funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As the global community...

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Posted on : 09/11/2017

Blogpost by Georges Djohy, #CFS44 Social Reporter – gdjohy(at)gmail.com...

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Posted on : 01/11/2017

Blogpost by Kenanao Moabi, #CFS44 Social Reporter – kenanaomoabi(at)mail.com. This post covers the #CFS44 side event, “Women’s roles and rights in situations of food crises, famines...

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Posted on : 19/10/2017

Recognizing and Strengthening the Contributions of Women Farmers in Climate Resilient Agriculture-Based Livelihoods

Around 100 women farmers from 18 countries in the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on October4-6 2017 for the Asia-Pacific Women Farmers’ Forum organized by Asian Farmers’ Association (Partner in GFAR) and La Via Campesina, and...

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Posted on : 02/10/2017

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) invites you to the online discussion Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts, facilitated by FAO in collaboration with IFAD, UN Women and WFP.

The needs and priorities of rural women have been...

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Posted on : 18/07/2017

Research suggests that the way people use and manage forests is largely shaped by gender norms and relations. But how exactly? Linley Chiwona-Karltun, researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, and Ngolia Kimanzu, advisor at Salvation Army, share insights from their ongoing...

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Posted on : 04/07/2017

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