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India’s ‘invisible’ Women Hope For Recognition At Farmers Protests

India’s ‘invisible’ Women Hope For Recognition At Farmers Protests

Legions of women have trekked to India’s capital to join massive protests against agricultural reforms, hoping not only to protect their livelihoods but also win visibility as farmers. About 75% of rural women in India who work full-time are farmers, Oxfam says, with numbers rising as men migrate to work in factories and construction sites. […]

How Digital Revolution Can Help Level The Playing Field for African Women In Agriculture

How Digital Revolution Can Help Level The Playing Field for African Women In Agriculture

The race to limit the spread of Covid-19 has, through necessity, accelerated many other transformations that were already underway, including the digital revolution in African agriculture. What had previously been a growing but limited shift towards the use of digital tools and technologies for food production and business has become a lifeline in the face […]

UNDP, Vodafone Ghana Foundation Train 61 Rural Women In Agribusiness

UNDP, Vodafone Ghana Foundation Train 61 Rural Women In Agribusiness

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Vodafone Ghana Foundation has organized a two-day trainer of trainees’ digital technology empowerment workshop for 61 rural women engaged in agribusiness in the Upper East Region The participants were drawn from the Bolgatanga, Kassena-Nankana Municipals , Bongo and Bawku West Districts in the region. Dubbed, […]

Nigerian Govt Launches ‘Gender Policy On Agriculture’

Nigerian Govt Launches ‘Gender Policy On Agriculture’

In order to achieve food security and reduce poverty, the Nigerian government on Thursday launched the ‘National Gender Policy on Agriculture’ in Abuja. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, said it is time for women to be prominent in the agriculture sector. Mr Nanono said the policy was to enhance the equality […]

Agri-Foodtech Female Leaders Struggle To Attract Investment

Agri-Foodtech Female Leaders Struggle To Attract Investment

Female entrepreneurs in the food and agricultural technology industry received a tiny fraction of the $16.9 billion investment deals secured worldwide in 2018, a new report said on Thursday. Called ‘Money Where Our Mouths Are,’ it is the first-ever study to document funding inequality for women trying to pave the way in this growing, innovative sector. While […]

$95m Agricultural Commercialization Project To Capacitate 650 000 Malawi Farmers

$95m Agricultural Commercialization Project To Capacitate 650 000 Malawi Farmers

Malawi government has rolled out a six year Agricultural Commercialization (AGCOM) project which aims at increasing the capacity of 650,000 farming households to improve production and marketing of legume and horticultural crops in order to better the farmers’ livelihoods in the face of the dwindling of the country’s main cash crop tobacco. National Coordinator, Dr […]

It’s Time For Women To Claim A Voice In Agriculture

It’s Time For Women To Claim A Voice In Agriculture

It is said that women are the backbone of the family and the bedrock of a nation, but yet we hardly hear about their successes and triumphs. Women hold the keys to Africa’s future but for decades women have faced challenges moreover constraints in the agriculture sector. Studies show that women account for nearly half of the […]

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 […]

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