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Women in procurement: Why the controversy?

Preferential access to public procurement markets is increasingly being voiced as a feasible policy option for empowering women and women-owned businesses. Unfortunately, throughout my different work experiences in procurement, I have noticed the absence of women-owned businesses in tendering processes. 

The reasons for this absence have been insufficiently developed and are not always...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Why academia needs emotional, passionate women

‘Feeling passionate about your research is essential and yet, traditionally, academic work should be rational, methodological, and dispassionate’

Last month, Nobel Prize winning scientist and academic, Tim Hunt ...

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Posted on : 23/07/2015
How to manage gender responsive evaluation
The new UN Women eLearning course: How to manage gender responsive evaluation is made available on the Training Centre eLearning Campus. The course complements the...
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Posted on : 22/07/2015
IFAD Annual report 2014

We’re pleased to share IFAD Annual report 2014, an overview of IFAD operational, administrative and financial activities during 2014.

The report pays attention to the fact that women now represent about 50 per cent of beneficiaries in IFAD supported programmes and includes successful IFAD...

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Posted on : 13/07/2015
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

Understanding and measuring women’s empowerment is a critical component of ensuring progress in achieving development outcomes. Yet for decades, work in this area lacked standards and consistent measurement tools, which made it impossible for researchers and implementers to share learning and track progress and impact.

In 2012, the...

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Posted on : 19/11/2018

This thematic collection, entitled “(En)Gendering Change in Small-scale Fisheries and Fishing Communities in a Globalized World”, emerged many years ago and finally materialized, thanks to the support of the Cluster “Women & Gender in Fisheries” of Too Big To Ignore, and the Working Group “Gendered Seas” of Ocean Past Platform (OPP) a European Union COST Action. In order to...

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Posted on : 29/10/2018

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 
Time: 3.00 - 4.30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CET)

Background information
There is an increasing recognition within applied agriculture and natural resource management research that gender equality is a goal in its own right; and accordingly, considerable efforts and resources are now being devoted...

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Posted on : 24/10/2018

Rural women cultivate the land and grow crops to feed their families and communities, but many still lack access to the resources, opportunities, skills and services they need to farm more productively and build businesses.

They are often required to spend long hours inefficiently collecting water or firewood, impeding their productivity. They are underrepresented in decision-making...

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Posted on : 15/10/2018

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