Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

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Source: GSMA

Agriculture is the main source of income and employment for 70% of the world’s poor living in rural areas. [1] Yet, access to crucial farming information and technologies such as weather forecasts, planting information and market prices remains a...

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Posted on : 25/06/2014

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is a global action-research-policy network that seeks to improve the status of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy:

  • Increased Voice – by supporting and strengthening organizations of the working poor, networking and linking such organizations...
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Posted on : 05/06/2014

"The persistent constraints and deprivations that prevent many of the world’s women from achieving their potential have huge consequences for individuals, families, communities, and nations. Expanding women's agency—their ability to make decisions and...

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Posted on : 02/06/2014

The global human population is growing rapidly and consumption patterns are shifting towards a significant and increasing demand for animal products. The livestock sub-sector accounts for about 30  percent of the agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) in developing countries and is growing faster than most other agricultural sub-sectors. Livestock is fundamental to the livelihoods of about...

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Posted on : 12/05/2014

The Knowledge Gateway is an open global community for knowledge mobilization, innovation and partnerships for women’s economic empowerment. Their aim to create a cross-collaboration network between women and girls and advanced experts and professionals and enhance women and girls’ capacity to drive innovation for a better world.

GAP provides the...

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Posted on : 08/05/2014

Care farming (also called social farmingmore information available here) is a farming practice that uses agricultural resources to provide social or educational care services for vulnerable groups of people. It is widely...

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Posted on : 23/04/2014

Source: Food Tank

Farmers and farmers groups, researchers and scientists, and government leaders and policy-makers from across the continent are gathered to better understand family farming in North America and to agree upon common recommendations for the...

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Posted on : 09/04/2014
Dr. Charity Mutegi of Kenya accepts the 2013 Borlaug Field Award from Dr. Ronnie Coffman and Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn
The $10,000 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation recognizes exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.
 
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Posted on : 04/04/2014

Throughout 2013 GFAR provided technical input to the Drylands Systems CRP by supporting the integration of a gender and youth focus informed by gender experts of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), and with direct support of two GFAR Secretariats staff - one of them tasked to drafting the Strategy - , as well as inputs from YPARD Secretariat.

The CRP DS Gender Strategy has...

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Posted on : 25/03/2014

Source: FSN Forum

On behalf of the FAO/WHO Joint Secretariat:

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in cooperation with IFAD, IFPRI, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, WTO, WFP and the High Level Task Force on the...

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Posted on : 18/03/2014

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