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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

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
CGIAR...

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Posted on : 13/12/2018

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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Posted on : 13/12/2018

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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Posted on : 16/11/2018

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

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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Posted on : 15/10/2018

Friday 19 October
1pm-2:30pm

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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Posted on : 09/10/2018

Over 300 researchers gathered in Accra, Ghana, from June 25-29 for the 2018 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health (ANH) Academy Week. The week began with a lively learning lab – led by Erin Lentz,...

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Posted on : 17/07/2018

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research has released the sixth issue of their quarterly newsletter. It features insights from the Platform Coordinator, recent peer-reviewed gender publications, an overview of CGIAR gender research in...

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Posted on : 11/07/2018

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