Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

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The ITC-ILO is offering a course on Gender and Organizational Change, which will take place in Turin from 23 to 27 March 2015. The workshop proposes to look at how organizations have embraced gender mainstreaming, the success stories and the barriers, but goes much further by looking at gender as part of an...

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Posted on : 05/02/2015
Woman carrying traditional water pots for sale in Niger-  Creating new options for household  income. More livestock enterprises mean more  opportunities for women (photo: ILRI/Stevie Mann).

Led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a study was carried out to evaluate the impacts of microcredit and value chain intervention projects for livestock on women’s empowerment.

Using the Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and adapting it for measuring empowerment for women and men in both economic and rights...

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Posted on : 26/01/2015

The vision for this high-level event is to share cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change, and to convene thinkers and doers in a forum to inspire renewed action.

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Posted on : 25/01/2015

By Enricka Julien, public relations liaison, from Trinidad and Tobago.

I have always been passionate about agriculture and all the activities linked to this industry, which I believe came from growing up in the countryside, particularly during a time when Caroni (1975) Limited –a famous company in Trinidad and...

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Posted on : 22/01/2015
Ruth Quaye

Story captured by Miriam Hird-Younger, as part of the series "Investing in Youth in Agriculture - Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) in Ghana." This Wednesday, this AgEx...

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Posted on : 21/01/2015
Aliya Lakhani

Story captured by Miriam Hird-Younger, as part of the series "Investing in Youth in Agriculture - Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) in Ghana." This Wednesday, this AgEx...

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Posted on : 21/01/2015
Shaping my future in Gender, Agriculture and Global Development

Moses Owiny, Project Officer with the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), kicks off the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development. From research to private sector, mass media to civil society...

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Posted on : 20/01/2015

For Africa to achieve food self-sufficiency, governments must give a greater decision-making role to African agriculture’s most important actors: Women.

Often marginalised when it comes to land ownership, agricultural education, access to credit and control of the proceeds of agricultural sales, women must be allowed to break out of a poverty trap that prevents greater productivity....

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Posted on : 19/01/2015

Source: CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

ILRI's Violet Barasa reports on recent Livestock and Fish CRP lessons from using a pilot gender capacity assessment methodology in Tanzania.

Debate on more in-depth analyses of institutional and individual...

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Posted on : 14/01/2015

Dr Chavonda Jacobs Young is the Administrator of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Here she talks of her work, the challenges addressed in agricultural research, the role and scope of USDA-ARS and the exciting opportunities for young women in agricultural science.

Posted on : 13/01/2015

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