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Do you know a woman who works in wheat and is in the early stage of her career?  The 2016 WIT Early Career Award will provide her professional development opportunities. The deadline for nominations is October 30, 2015. 

Perhaps you have had a phenomenal mentor in the wheat world? Nominate that person — male or female — for a 2016 WIT Mentor Award by October 30.  

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Posted on : 22/10/2015

Just published on the SDC Agriculture and Food Security Network are four Gender Analyses of Grain Post-harvest Management...

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Posted on : 12/10/2015

Discuss structuring proposals, progress, obstacles and gaps in public policies to promote gender equality in the field of sovereignty and food security.

Posted on : 04/10/2015

The Gender Network invites you to a dialogue with Hon. Baleka Mbete Speaker of the South African Parliament “Gender is My Agender” Wednesday 23 rd September 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00

Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO – V.le Terme di Caracalla

e-mail: allidil@dirco.gov.za

Posted on : 20/09/2015
Call for Proposals: Formative and Feasibility Research Studies

LANSA INVITES HIGH QUALITY RESEARCH PROPOSALS BY AUGUST 21, 2015. 

Applications that propose new and innovative interventions in any area of agriculture for nutrition and / or to test the feasibility of scaling-up such innovations are invited. LANSA is particularly interested in interventions that recognise the importance of on-going environmental changes (including...

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Posted on : 30/07/2015
Understanding gender dimensions of agriculture and climate change in smallholder farming communities

In Uganda, Ghana and Bangladesh, participatory tools were used for a socio-economic and gender analysis of three topics: climate-smart agriculture (CSA), climate analogue approaches, and climate and weather forecasting. Policy and programme-relevant results were obtained. Smallholders are changing agricultural practices due to observations of climatic and environmental change. Women appear to...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Integrating Gender into Rural Advisory Services

Rural women’s roles and contributions to agriculture remain undervalued and neglected by the sector’s policy- making and implementation processes. Women typically are involved in many aspects of the agricultural value chain, often contributing anywhere from 25 to 75% of the productive labour. However, they generally have less access to rural advisory services (RAS) than men.

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Kenyan women boost health and wealth by growing crops in sacks

NTURUKUMA, Kenya, July 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Central Kenya's Nturukuma region is not kind to farmers - its erratic rainfall, desert vegetation and drying riverbeds push most people into making a living through trade rather than agriculture.

Jane Kairuthi Kathurima toiled for years as an animal herder in the semi-arid conditions of Laikipia County, but struggled to feed her...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Why are some farmers more food secure than others?

What climate adaptation strategies can both men and women farmers adapt for a more food secure future?

East Africa is hard hit by climate-related impacts. Farmers are suffering from increasing erratic rainfall, droughts combined with flash floods and hotter temperatures. Projections are not painting a rosy picture either, as recent findings ...

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Posted on : 20/07/2015
Where women decide: faster adaptation, more resilience

In Kenya, farming households adapt better to climate change impacts where women make day-to-day decisions, study finds. 

In Kenya’s Nyando district, farmer Hellen Chore is testing crop and livestock innovations on her half hectare farm. With the help of International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) researchers,...

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Posted on : 20/07/2015

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