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Kenyan women boost health and wealth by growing crops in sacks

NTURUKUMA, Kenya, July 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Central Kenya's Nturukuma region is not kind to farmers - its erratic rainfall, desert vegetation and drying riverbeds push most people into making a living through trade rather than agriculture.

Jane Kairuthi Kathurima toiled for years as an animal herder in the semi-arid conditions of Laikipia County, but struggled to feed her...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Why are some farmers more food secure than others?

What climate adaptation strategies can both men and women farmers adapt for a more food secure future?

East Africa is hard hit by climate-related impacts. Farmers are suffering from increasing erratic rainfall, droughts combined with flash floods and hotter temperatures. Projections are not painting a rosy picture either, as recent findings ...

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Posted on : 20/07/2015
Where women decide: faster adaptation, more resilience

In Kenya, farming households adapt better to climate change impacts where women make day-to-day decisions, study finds. 

In Kenya’s Nyando district, farmer Hellen Chore is testing crop and livestock innovations on her half hectare farm. With the help of International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) researchers,...

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Posted on : 20/07/2015
@FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam

Join the new online discussion "Food Security, Gender and Peace-Building" promoted by FAO and Institute of Development Studies.

The aim of the discussion is to explore the interactions between food security, gender equality and peace-building. What are the...

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Posted on : 17/07/2015
Helping to ensure food and nutrition security in southern Tajikistan

A USAID-funded project is helping smallholder potato growers in southern Tajikistan to earn an additional income of around 6,800 USD per ha. Photo by Timur Abdurakhmanov.

The International Potato Center (CIP), a member of the CGIAR Regional Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus, is implementing a USAID-funded project in southern Tajikistan to help smallholder potato...

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Posted on : 02/07/2015
30 Women Under 30 Changing Food

There are hundreds of women who inspire us at Food Tank. They are entrepreneurs, stewards of the land, business owners, researchers, farmers, and innovators, who are the backbone of the world’s food systems.

In fact, on average, women represent 43 percent of the world's agricultural labor force and 47 percent of the global fisheries labor force, according...

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Posted on : 24/06/2015
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
African Leaders Must Act on Women Food Climate

Climate change is the single biggest threat to fighting hunger. For many of us, it means lower quality food, less choice, and higher food prices. For women food producers, it means investing their labour, time and money in vain. It means dragging thousands into poverty and could set back the fight against hunger by several decades.

For this reason, different organizations from across...

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Posted on : 16/06/2015
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Here is an interview of Ethel Sennhauser, Director of the Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Ethel Sennhauser, an Argentinian and Italian national, is currently Director of Operational Services in the East Asia and Pacific Region (EAP), a position she has held since 2012. In this role, Ethel oversees the operational work of the region, including...
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Posted on : 12/06/2015
 Rebalancing Agriculture will Deliver for Nutrition and Gender Equality

By Lynn Brown

My recent activities have led me to realize that we need to rebalance agriculture if agriculture is to fulfill its fundamental responsibility to deliver nutrition. In doing so we will also address many of the gender inequities in the agricultural system.

What do I mean by rebalancing agriculture? Why would I say that? In recent review work and engagement with ...

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Posted on : 18/05/2015


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