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Why is gender in agriculture in the WANA region important? The agricultural sector in the WANA region is in the process of rapid change, driven by trade liberalization, globalization, technological sophistication, economical and political reform, severe pressure on natural resources, food security, and climate change and, as is the case of WANA crisis countries, political strife. These massive...

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Posted on : 13/10/2013

“Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” will be the focus of World Food Day in 2013.

The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger....

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Posted on : 13/10/2013

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”

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Posted on : 13/10/2013

This study provides a rich understanding of women and men’s roles and gender dynamics within farmers’ groups in Eastern Madagascar. Findings and recommendations from this study will help improve how to address gender equity in the design of agriculture and food security programs involving farmers’ groups.

Studies of 14 farmers’ groups in two regions of Madagascar were done to analyze...

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Posted on : 12/10/2013
The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) is organizing a side event on “Transforming food systems: empowering women to deliver on Food Security and Nutrition” in the context of the CFS 40 on Thursday October 10th, 2013 between 12:30 and 14:00...
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Posted on : 04/10/2013

This book is the result of a process to better understand the role of gender in agriculture that was initiated by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in 2009. Recognizing the importance of empowering women farmers, Sida commissioned a study of the gender aspects of five of its major agricultural programmes.

The case studies from Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique,...

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Posted on : 02/10/2013

AGRA’s commitment to gender mainstreaming is motivated by its mandate to transform African agriculture and reduce poverty and hunger. It is attempting to do so by raising farm yields, productivity and incomes of millions of small-scale farmers, including women who are critical players in African agriculture.
There is compelling evidence to show that relative to their male counterparts,...

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Posted on : 29/09/2013

The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, and one of the key reasons is that women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. This report clearly confirms that the Millennium Development Goals on gender equality (MDG 3) and...

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Posted on : 29/09/2013

Gender experts from across the CGIAR met in Montpellier in the week of 17 June, 2013 to explore how to bring a stronger gender focus across international research work in the CGIAR and its new Research-for-development Programmes (CRPs).The gender agenda features prominently in new...

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Posted on : 26/09/2013

CLIMATE CHANGE does not affect everyone in the same way. Men and women are affected differently. Their responses to the impacts of climate change also differ, especially when it comes to safeguarding their food security and livelihoods. Although women are important food producers and providers, they have limited access to and control of resources, on the one hand. On the other hand, because of...

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Posted on : 26/09/2013

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