29 Nov 2018
When farms are less productive, that leads to deforestation, as farmers clear more land to grow the same amount of food. If women had the same tools as male farmers, Project Drawdown calculates that they could grow 20-30% more food on the same amount of land. That translates into 2 billion tons of emissions that could be avoided between now and 2050.
27 Sep 2018
Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
21 Sep 2018
An extensive gender gap in the food and agriculture sector prevails in Sri Lanka despite women constituting a significant portion of the agricultural labour force, according to the Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural Sector in Sri Lanka released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
20 Jul 2018
ISLAMABAD: Rural women in Pakistan contribute more to the development and social wellbeing of the country than is generally estimated, new report launched on Thursday says.
16 Jul 2018
The gender imbalances in venture capital investment and in high-growth technology companies are well cited. Only 9% of decision makers in VC are ...
13 Oct 2017
Food security and gender equality and women's empowerment are ... to challenge humanity if gender disparities in agriculture, food security and ...
09 Mar 2017
In Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, a gender strategy is being implemented as part of the Ministry of Agriculture's policy to promote both equality and ...
30 Aug 2016
In the rural municipality of Yapacani in Bolivia, a recent project undertaken by an alliance of local aquaculture and agriculture collectives and researchers from Canada, Bolivia and Brazil has resulted in a drastic remarkable expansion of economic opportunities for women, and a boost to the overall economy and health of the region. Rural residents of Yacapani, many of whom live in poverty, have...
30 Aug 2016
A novel agricultural technology targets women as early adopters, creating opportunities for economic and social growth. In the rural villages of East Africa surrounding Lake Victoria, a combination of innovative agricultural technology and gender-inclusive extension practices is engendering a quiet but steady transformation in women’s social and economic standing. In a region where men have...
30 Aug 2016
GenderInSITE Southern Africa: Applying the gender lens to Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa
On 4-5 July, GenderInSITE's regional focal point for Southern Africa, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) will jointly hold a communications event in Ebene Cybercity, Mauritius to introduce a policymakers'...