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Agricultural Business Competition Launched In Ethiopia

Agricultural Business Competition Launched In Ethiopia

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through its Green Innovation Centers project, and the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in partnership with iceaddis, officially launched the Green Innovation & Agritech Slam 2019 (GIAS) on August 7 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Addis Abeba. GIAS is a […]

Women Inclined to Start Agricultural Enterprises In Botswana

Women Inclined to Start Agricultural Enterprises In Botswana

Women have been seen to be more proactive than their male counterparts in starting enterprises in the agricultural sector. According to a study conducted by Som Pal Baliyan, a Research Fellow at the Livingstone Kolobeng Department of Agriculture, 43 per cent of university graduates have an interest in pursuing agricultural enterprises and over 50 per […]

Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

WOMEN are of vital importance to rural economies. Rearing poultry and small livestock and growing food crops, they are responsible for some 60% to 80% of food production in developing countries According to the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 2009 policy brief, many farming communities, women are the main custodians of knowledge on crop varieties. It […]

First Ladies Weah, Rivlin Discuss Empowerment Of Liberian Women Through Agriculture

First Ladies Weah, Rivlin Discuss Empowerment Of Liberian Women Through Agriculture

First Lady Clar Marie Weah on Thursday, February 28, pushed the case of Liberian women with her Israeli counterpart, Mrs. Nachema Rivlin in Jerusalem, Israel, when she accentuated the need for the empowerment of women through agricultural production. Israel’s agriculture is a highly developed industry, as the country is a major exporter of fresh produce […]

African Development Bank And Partners Unite In Major Push Against Malnutrition

African Development Bank And Partners Unite In Major Push Against Malnutrition

Did you know that every $1 invested in nutrition generates as much as $138 in better health and increased productivity? The evidence is clear: improving nutrition boosts personal health as well as economic health. Africa has 20 of the 24 countries with stunting rates of over 40%. This includes Antonio, a little boy from Madagascar, […]

Young Rwandans In Agriculture Appeal For Incubation Hub

Young Rwandans In Agriculture Appeal For Incubation Hub

Youth in the agriculture sector are appealing for an incubation hub to help train, develop and support young people to set up their own businesses in that field. They believe that the incubation hub would decrease post-harvest losses by bringing innovation for food security and adding value to traditional crops to turn them into into […]

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

The women participated in a crash planting demonstration of cabbage A group of women Councilors from the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone have ended a two-day learning and exchange visit to their counterparts in Kabala, Koinadugu District, in the North of the country. The women from the East, mainly drawn from the women in governance […]

Women Support Establishment Of Land, Agriculture In The Gambia

Women Support Establishment Of Land, Agriculture  In The Gambia

The women of Kembujeh Village in the Kombo South District of the West Coast Region, on Monday January 7th 2019, told the Constitutional Review Commissioners (CRC) who were on their consultation meeting in that village, that the proposed new Constitution should make provision for the establishment of an Agriculture and Lands Commission to aid their […]

Empowering Women Farmers To Harness The Power Of Development In Africa

Empowering Women Farmers To Harness The Power Of Development In Africa

If Africa is to feed itself, and if land rights are to be applied universally, the advancement of African women farmers is a fundamental necessity, and the ability of women to access micro finance is key. Over the past few years, international banks, financing institutions and micro-funders have increased their focus on the most stubborn […]

More Women Owning Agricultural Land In Africa

More Women Owning Agricultural Land In Africa

 Despite women being key figures in agriculture and food security, gender inequality is holding back progress towards ending hunger, poverty, and creating sustainable food systems. During a high-level event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the African Union (AU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. (FAO) reviewed the persistent […]

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