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Joint GFAR/GAP-WFO Parallel Event: Empowering Rural Women Through Agricultural Innovation

Empowering Rural Women Through Agricultural Innovation is the parallel event organized by WFO and GFAR during the CSW in New York.

First-hand involvement by women farmers in the research and development process of agricultural innovation is crucial to reach...

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Posted on : 06/03/2014

Video message of Prof. Catherine Bertini, GAP Co-Patron

In this video message, Prof. Catherine Bertini, Co-Patron of the Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), underlines the importance of proper policies and programs in order to facilitate opportunities for girls and women to be able to grow and to be able... Read more

Posted on : 06/03/2014

International Women's Day - Closing the gender gap in agriculture

The United Nations has made “Equality for Women is Progress for All” the theme for the observance of the International Women’s Day 2014.

Much of the future of global food security depends on smallholder family farms where in many regions of the world women play a key role. Rural women, particularly in developing countries, often are both providers and producers of food. It is also not...

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Posted on : 05/03/2014

Closing the Gender Gap in agriculture: A Trainers Manual

A practical guide for integrating gender in agricultural prodcution systems, this manual aims at working towards closing the gender gap in agriculture. Produced by Dr. Kathleen Colverson, a senior gender scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and the theme leader for Gender, Impact and Learning within the...

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Posted on : 12/02/2014

Source: FSN Forum

Discussion until 16th February 2014

"Globally and with only a few exceptions, rural women fare worse than rural men and urban women and men for every MDG indicator for...

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Posted on : 12/02/2014

Nourishing the world requires women at the forefront of agricultural research and development

Sorce: New Agriculturist

Achieving genuine food security is no longer a matter of making enough food available, but about making enough of the right kind of wholesome food available. Although hunger persists among 870 million people, the diets of 2 billion people are deficient in minerals and vitamins....

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Posted on : 11/02/2014

Small fish bring big benefits in Bangladesh

Source: New Agriculturist

Most rural Bangladeshi households depend on farming and fishing for food and income. But faced with the challenges of low productivity, and limited access to resources and training, farmers and fishers struggle to produce enough food to nourish and support their families. As a...

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Posted on : 05/02/2014

Conversations in Development: Indigenous Women in Latin America

Across Latin America, indigenous communities are on frontlines of an ongoing battle, fighting to protect their culture and livelihoods from companies and governments hungry for land and resources. As guardians of the forest and preservers of indigenous culture, indigenous women play a key role in keeping their communities safe and thriving. Sara Omi, with the National Coordinating Body of...

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Posted on : 03/02/2014

International Seminar - Food Purchase Program

The International Seminar PAA (Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos) + Food Procurement in the International Year of Family Farming...

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Posted on : 29/01/2014

Women take the lead in agricultural innovation in Peru

Source: New Agriculturist

The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) brings together all those working to strengthen and transform agricultural research for development around the world. As part of this role, GFAR is working with New Agriculturist to showcase...

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Posted on : 29/01/2014


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