E-Agriculture

Posts on the topic "gender"

Posts on the topic "gender"

  • Scale-up Conference

    A conference focusing on effective approaches to scaling up agricultural technologies and innovations in the developing world.
  • The future of Africa’s Agriculture rests with the youth

    Research findings by the youth at Mastercard Foundation Rome – Africa is in the height of a crisis and an opportunity. Africa’s population stands at 1,2 billion people and over 60% are below the age of 25. Yet most African youths are not employed, and according to the World Bank by 2035, 350 million new jobs will be needed . Africa’s population is growing faster than jobs are created. There is a potential for agriculture to create employment, however, African youths in Sub-Saharan Africa do not realize agriculture as a profitable opportunity for livelihood. There is a growing notion that the...
  • FAO shares the "7 success factors to empowering rural women through ICTs"

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations joins the rest of the world in celebrating the International Women's Day 2018. In Rome FAO, joins other Rome Based Agencies (RBAs) on a joint event hosted by IFAD under the theme, " Linked-in: empowering rural women and girls through media and ICTs ". This event will showcase and girls to transform their lives, as a central element in the efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and build inclusive and sustainable rural societies. Additionally, FAO has published the " 7 success factors to empowering rural women through ICTs: Using...
  • Women, agriculture and ICTs

    Quick Read Gender imbalance exists with women and girls most affected Technology, ICTs in particular, promise to leverage farming practices Examples of projects where ICTs have been used by women in agriculture In most developing country due to rural urban migration and other reasons, agriculture is depleted of the needed workforce. In essence, the result is that many smallholder farmers have more women and girls remaining on the farms providing bulk of the labour force. At the higher level of development, it has been acknowledged that gender inequality persists worldwide, and this normally...
  • Mapping the mobile money gender gap: insights from Cote d’Ivoire and Mali

    The subject of technology and gender has intrigued many interested with ICTs in agriculture. GSMA recently published a report entitled, “ Mapping the mobile money gender gap: insight from Cote D’lvoire and Mali ”. One of the key findings of the report is that while there has been significant growth in mobile money transfer in the last ten years, there are still wide gender gaps in mobile money account ownership and usage. The report further notes that there is a need for a better strategy to target and reach more women with mobile money services. The study paints a comprehensive picture of...
  • Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey Toolkit

    The USAID has launched the Gender and Information Communication Technology Survey Toolkit which was prepared in collaboration with its partners. It was noted that over 1.7 billion women in low and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones. Even in cases where women own mobile phones, they are less likely to make the full use of their full suite of services. The gender gap impacts greatly on the developmental work, for example the USAID and implementing partners are increasingly using mobile technology and lack of access by women posses a great challenge in the fullfilment of various...
  • International Women's Day 2017

    International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. From a development point of view, the idea of this theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda , building momentum for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals , especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Photo Credits: Internationalwomensday.com According to a report by the EU Commission, only 30% of the around 7 million people working in the information and communication (ICT) sector are women...
  • Grameen America Connects With Citi, Mastercard To Help Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs

    Grameen America announced a collaboration with Citi and Mastercard to provide financial technology solutions that will assist low-income minority women entrepreneurs. The aim is to improve the organization's ability to promote digital financial access. The project will target more than more than 86,000 low-income minority women entrepreneurs across the United States. The most important advancement in the project will be a cloud-based Management Information System that will allow Grameen America to modernize and standardize its back-office processes. The new system will allow the employees to...