Ignoring the gender gap in agriculture has huge economic dimensions. If we want the situation to improve for female farmers we have to make it all about economics! This was the advice given by Ann Tutwiler (FAO) in the learning event ‘How can agricultural innovation better empower women and their key roles in food and …
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Bolgatanga, July 24, GNA – Teach a woman how to fish and she would provide fish forever. Wedaga, Sonoo and Unity women’s groups in the Kassena-Nankana District of the Upper East Region have every cause to be happy in their new enterprise of processing and production of “Potaghurt”, a refreshing drink made from sweet potato …
Sandema (UE) Jan. 27 (GNA) – Mrs Agnes Asangalisa Chigabatia, Former Member of Parliament for Builsa North, on Friday reiterated that encouraging and sensitizing women to realize the importance of participating in leadership is imperative for democracy and good governance.
NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — The year 2011 was not good for women such as Joan Ochieng. Just about everything was a struggle.
Bawku — The 2011 commemoration of the International Day of Rural Women has reignited the need for the government, civil society organisations, and the various agencies to act in a more urgent way to address issues that limit women’s productivity, particularly, in the agricultural sector.
Oct. 19, GNA – Alhaji Issahaku Saliah, the Upper West Regional Minister, has called on traditional rulers and landowners to release land to women farmers. He also called on donors such as ActionAid and others to assist these women farmers to access loans to support their farming activities.
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25, 2011 (IPS) – If women farmers were given more tools and resources, the number of hungry people in the world could be slashed by 100 to 150 million.
In the coming months, an estimated 750,000 Somalian people face starvation due to severe drought and famine. ”The Horn of Africa is huge wake up call,” Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, told a room full of world leaders convening in New York City this week for activities around the United Nations …
MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States; Nick Kristof, moderator and columnist for The New York Times; Reema Nanavaty, director for economic and rural development for the Self-Employed Women’s Association; Paul Polman, chief executive officer of Unilever; His Excellency, President Kikwete …
The high cost of living has pushed women and children in some areas of Murang’a County into quarries to eke out a living crushing stones for ballast.