Women farmers in Ekxang Village equipped with pest-smart practices against pest and disease outbreaks

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by Sathis Sri Thanarajoo. Reblogged from CCAFS: CGIAR News blog. The Pest Smart program aims to enable farmers, particularly women and marginalized groups, to become resilient against potential pests and diseases outbreaks due to climate change. The¬†Pest Smart program¬†promotes the adoption of climate-smart practices that manage pests and diseases, and empowers women to be actively…
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We need to involve more women in the agricultural sciences. Here's how.

By Jemimah Njuki. Reblogged from devex. ‚ÄúI would like to see the scientist working on beans; do you know where I can find him?‚ÄĚ I got asked this question more times that I could count. As a young female African researcher working in Malawi for an international agriculture research organization, my office was the first in…
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Gender and Agricultural Extension

Did you know that women produce more than half of all food grown worldwide, and in sub-Saharan Africa women produce up to 80% of all food (FAO, 2011)? Yet across Asia and Africa it is common that women are not given access to the same amount of resources as men, whether that is money, land,…
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Increasing Food Security and Empowering Women

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Efforts to help developing countries increase their food security and to empower women should be considered together as both are dependent on one another. The FAO has said that if women had the same resource access in agriculture as men then food output in developing countries would increase by enough to pull 100-150 million people…
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