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Does Uganda sufficiently address gender inequalities in climate policies?

New Info Note analyses Uganda's climate and development policies from a gender perspective.

The community development office in Nwoya district Uganda gets really busy around December. This is when the main harvest season kicks off and dozens of upset couples flood the office seeking fair solutions to their yeild conflicts.

As heads of the households and...

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Posted on : 03/07/2015
FAO report highlights gender imbalance in fish industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through its GLOBEFISH unit on international fish trade, recently released a report – “The Role of Women in the Seafood Industry” – that highlighted the contributions and constraints on women through all...

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Posted on : 22/06/2015
Are women rice farmers in Latin America?

This seemingly straightforward question is quite difficult to answer.  On smallholder farms, all family members generally play important roles in agricultural production.  But farm surveys typically interview men under the assumption that men are the household head, landholders, and farmers (see Deere, Alvarado, and Twyman 2012). This implicitly implies that women are not considered farmers,...

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Posted on : 17/06/2015
Patriarchy in climate change narratives

What if some climate change projects and policies contribute to causing more inequalities? 

When we hear about gender and climate change, we are often told that the impacts of climate change such as shifting rainfall patterns and more frequent droughts and floods are likely to deepen existing gender inequalities.

In a rural community of the so-called ‘dry-...

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Posted on : 25/05/2015
Learning from adaptation experiences of local communities in Makueni, Kenya

Delegates to the 9th conference on community-based adaptation visited Makueni, Eastern Kenya and interacted with local communities thereby learning about various initiatives being implemented to address climate change and food insecurity.

“We have heard the challenges these farmers face first hand due to climate change impacts. The various adaptation initiatives...

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Posted on : 21/05/2015
Gender and Institutional Aspects of Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Kenya

This paper analyses gender differences in awareness and adoption of climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices. It examines what factors are associated with the likelihood of adoption of a wide range of CSA practices for 376 women and 375 men in two different areas of Kenya. This information is aimed at improving the targeting and design of interventions that are trying to achieve greater and...

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Posted on : 15/05/2015
Coinciding with Father's day in many countries, the Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change event was hosted on 19 March in Paris. This high-level event gathered many professionals working directly or indirectly with gender issues in agriculture.
 
The atmosphere in the room was exciting as participants slowly took their seats. While waiting for the...
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Posted on : 16/04/2015
A New Network for Women in Agriculture

To be a woman in agriculture is to face a unique set of challenges. And because I know all too well the trials that women can face as they look to take on leadership roles, I made it a goal as USDA’s Deputy Secretary to start a community for women leaders in agriculture.

This past fall, I held a White House discussion with farmers, agribusiness, academics and youth leaders about the...

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Posted on : 23/02/2015
Evelyn Nguleka

The "Expo of Ideas" one of the major events that marked the beginning of Expo Milano 2015 hosted by Italy, took place at Hangar Bicocca in February 7. Also present at the event Evelyn Nguleka, President of the World Farmers’ Organisation, which along with more than 500 experts, studied issues of EXPO 2015 with particular attention to the size of the development of equity and sustainability,...

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Posted on : 19/02/2015
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GrOW Call for proposals: Effects of patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment

In partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DfID) and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre is pleased to announce a call for research proposals concerning the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)...

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Posted on : 17/02/2015

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