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Empowering Rural Women

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018, Farm Radio International has released a special issue of Barza Wire, featuring Farmer stories about what women farmers in Tanzania, Kenya, and across Africa are doing to ensure their families have enough to eat.

For women who grow cassava in Tanzania’s Pwani region, one of the main...

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Posted on : 06/03/2018

Rural women face a range of challenges across the environmental sector, including in forestry and agriculture. This has motivated the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) to improve the situation by securing women’s tenure rights to land and forests.

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and...

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Posted on : 06/03/2018

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) with the kind support of the Government of Canada have the pleasure to invite you to this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). The event will take place at IFAD Headquarters in Rome, Italy on Thursday 8 March, from 10:00 – 12:00 (reception...

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Posted on : 01/03/2018

In celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, women scientists and researchers share how their work is helping women and girls achieve food security, improve livelihoods, and create a more equitable world.

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Posted on : 12/02/2018

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting the webinar “More than a seat at the table: Strengthening women’s tenure and rights to forests and trees and their participation in decision making” on Thursday February 8, 2018. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and the Centre for International...

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Posted on : 26/01/2018

Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela; Quisumbing, Agnes R.; Doss, Cheryl; and Theis, Sophie. Women's land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: Framework and review of available evidence. Agricultural Systems. Article in press. First published online on November 8, 2017. 

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Posted on : 23/11/2017

More women than men live in poverty, but the incidence of poverty differs by age, marital status, household composition and other factors. For the first time, UN Women and the World Bank have analyzed household survey data for 89 countries by sex, age, household composition and other relevant variables to better understand the profile of the poor. The findings aim to improve...

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Posted on : 20/11/2017

Blogpost by Georges Djohy, #CFS44 Social Reporter – gdjohy(at)gmail.com...

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Posted on : 01/11/2017

Blogpost by Kenanao Moabi, #CFS44 Social Reporter – kenanaomoabi(at)mail.com. This post covers the #CFS44 side event, “Women’s roles and rights in situations of food crises, famines...

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Posted on : 19/10/2017

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