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Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Time: 3 - 4 p.m. Central European Time (CET)

Led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), this webinar will present insights from a collaborative research program that explores the science-policy interface from a gendered perspective. It brings together CIFOR researchers, research partners, and NGO partners collaborating on gender research...

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Posted on : 24/05/2017

On 3-7 August 2016, the Asian Fisheries Society in collaboration with 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (11th AFAF) organized the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF6) in Bangkok, Thailand. There were six people who represented WorldFish,...

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Posted on : 05/09/2016

BOGOR, Indonesia—Ibu Lila climbs up and down the hills between the rows of oil palms, carrying 18 kilograms of fertilizer in a basket slung from her shoulder.

If she meets her quota, spreading 350 kilograms of fertilizer around 175 palms, she will be paid 35,000 Rupiah (USD 2.71) today.

“Sometimes when I’m carrying that fertilizer I feel I just can’t do it anymore, I’m so worn...

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Posted on : 15/06/2015
In the forest, women’s voices not heard: report

LIMA, Peru: REDD+ – with its emphasis on the sustainable management of forests, is so often pitched to communities and what they can do to help ensure their futures.

And even while civil society emphasizes helping the poor and indigenous forest communities, a ...

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Posted on : 26/05/2015
Social impacts of oil palm in Indonesia: A gendered perspective from West Kalimantan

Oil palm plantations and smallholdings are expanding massively in Indonesia. Proponents highlight the potential for job creation and poverty alleviation, but scholars are more cautious, noting that social impacts of oil palm are not well understood. This report draws upon primary research in West Kalimantan to explore the gendered dynamics of oil palm among smallholders and plantation workers...

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Posted on : 13/05/2015
In recent years, the number of mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs has increased worldwide. The MIF’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEempower) initiative and NEXSO want to identify the most innovative mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs that have the best, most effective results, and...
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Posted on : 20/04/2015

* By Nancy Lee, General Manager, Multilateral Investment Fund

Empowering rural women as farmers, entrepreneurs, and leaders throughout the agricultural value chain is a topic with exceptional importance for agricultural productivity, fighting poverty and food security.

Earlier this month, we at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-...

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Posted on : 17/04/2015

Women all over the world play a critical role in providing food and education as well as ensuring the well-being of their families and communities. But often, their contribution goes unrecognized. This is the case for women farmers in many regions of the world: they work and manage the land, but very often they are not entitled to own or inherit it. They can use the land, and work on it and...

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Posted on : 16/04/2015
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

Why should men be interested in closing the gender gap in food and farming under climate change? Bruce Campbell, CCAFS director, argues that ultimately, the gender gap affects us all.

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) ...

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Posted on : 14/04/2015

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