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Food and Nutrition Security

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The results of the US presidential election came in as WEDO is in the midst of climate negotiations at COP 22 in Marrakech. WEDO is at the negotiations advocating for ambitious action on climate change that works for people on the frontlines of climate impacts. WEDo have been busy: Actions to #MovetheMoney from military spending; a GGCA Forum on collaboration and innovation; amplifying young...

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Posted on : 15/11/2016

Madam Lydia Sasu, the Executive Director of Development Action (DAA), a farmer based organisation stressed the importance of adopting safe and sustainable fishing methods and processing techniques, during the 2016 World Rural Women's Day (WRWD) held in Apam, organised by the DAA, an implementing partner of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP).

"It is in this...

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Posted on : 01/11/2016

To mark the upcoming International Day of Rural Women on 15th October, the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems has released a special update including:

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Posted on : 13/10/2016

This year, CGIAR are combining the outreach campaigns for World Food Day (16 Oct) and Prize (13 Oct), and the International Day of Rural Women (15 Oct) and Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct). You are invited to join the Q&A Twitter Chat next Wednesday, 12 October, on issues relating to reducing poverty, improving food and nutrition security, and improving...

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Posted on : 11/10/2016

UN Women for East and Southern Africa and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), together with an array of humanitarian and development partners, will host a regional ShareFair on Gender and Resilience, on 9-10 November 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The ShareFair will share ways to effectively integrate gender in resilience-related programs, policies and practices,...

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Posted on : 29/09/2016

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim to address the root causes of poverty, and underline the universal need for an inclusive and resilient development. Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment in policies and programmes are pre-requisites for effective delivery of the SDGs.

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Posted on : 29/09/2016

What significance does gender inequality have for current and future food security at national to global scales? Empirical evidence is accumulating that demonstrates increasing women’s control of productive resources for agriculture has positive effects on household food security and the nutritional, health, and educational welfare of children. On a broader front, differences in the rights,...

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Posted on : 23/09/2016

The IFAD-supported Soum Son Seun Jai – Community-based Food Security and Economic Opportunities Programme – targets approximately 85,000 household members of whom 50 per cent are women. It works to build integrated farming systems and promote access to markets, especially by highly vulnerable, food-insecure and ethnically diverse rural households. The programme has made solid strides...

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Posted on : 24/08/2016

Designing and disseminating technologies through Agricultural Extension Services in a gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive way can help extend the benefits of technologies like increased productivity, income, and food availability to both men and women. Join the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) webinar to learn about a new methodology to...

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Posted on : 17/08/2016

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