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Gender Equality Through Agricultural Research for Development [Event]

An interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners in all fields of agriculture (including food/commodity/cash crops, subsistence/semi-subsistence sectors, supply chains, forestry, fisheries, and water management) jointly funded by:

Australia­­­n Centre for Agricultural Research

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The Role of Gender Equality in Accelerlating Progress on SDG2 [News]

Can gender equality accelerate the achievement of SDG2? I think the answer is yes.

There is a growing body of evidence that documents the linkages between SDG5 on gender equality and women's empowerment and SDG2 and SDG3 — eliminating poverty, achieving zero hunger and malnutrition, and good health and wellbeing for women and children.

For example, a recent IFPRI study by Agnes...

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Researchers and partners in Washington, DC, discuss progress on the project-level WEAI [News]

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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CGIAR Gender hosts Webinar: "Gendered barriers and opportunities in milk trading in peri-urban Nairobi" [News]

Date: Monday, December 17, 2018 
Time: 03.00 p.m. - 04.30 p.m. Central European Time (CET)

Informal milk trading in peri-urban Nairobi plays a key role in supporting the livelihoods of milk traders. However, women and men seem to experience different constraints in milk trading. This webinar presents differences in women and men milk traders’ participation along...

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CGIAR Webinar: ‘Making sense of intersectionality' [Event]

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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Ready to grow: Investing in the future of rural women and girls [News]

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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In Focus: International Day of Rural Women [News]

Rural women make up a quarter of the world’s population. They grow much of our food, strengthen economies and build climate resilience.

From championing access to clean water in Kyrgyzstan to boosting sustainable agriculture in Ethiopia, rural women are mobilizing to support one another, and their contributions are vital for both rural communities and urban societies.

Yet, on...

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Africa RISING publishes guidelines for capturing gender-sensitive stories in agricultural research and development [News]

Gender-sensitive story writing is not only a professional and ethical aspiration but it can also improve development efforts and co-create more gender-balanced and inclusive societies.

From this conviction, Africa RISING has developed guidelines for capturing gender-sensitive stories which focus on gender-aware selection of sources, stories and visual material, the elimination of...

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CFS side event on “Women's empowerment for food security and nutrition for all: evidence from joint UN work” [Event]

Friday 19 October

Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Iran room

IFAD and FAO, WFP, UN Women with Norway and Sweden are jointly organizing a side event in the framework of CFS 65, on “Women's empowerment for food security and nutrition for all: evidence from joint UN work”

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EOWE publication series: Empowering women in agribusiness through social and behaviour change [News]

The EOWE programme shares a new series of three publications on the experiences and initial impact of the first round of gender-transformative ...

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