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Case study
Agroecological training on biofertilisers improves women’s livelihoods in Togo.

In the Plateaux region of Togo, the natural richness of the soil means that farming is the primary livelihood of those who live there. In the Kpélé Prefecture, in the south-west, the relatively mild climates and good rainfall should make it perfect for agriculture. However, the farming communities have witnessed...
Togo
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Case study
A pathway to food security: Tackling the Issue of Land Rights as a Pathway to Food Security in Uganda

Amplifying the voices of women farmers is proving an effective way to help tackle gender inequality and promote agroecology, helping small-scale farmers take back power over their land.
Uganda
np - Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

Technical paper
Gender-related impacts of the Ukraine Conflict

Entry points for gender-responsive and inclusive interventions for Ukraine crisis
Since 2014 the ongoing conflict has been affecting people’s lives and driving humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, particularly in the Donbas region. The recent war in Ukraine is posing additional risks on civilians, particularly women and children, as is predicted to become the largest humanitarian emergency in Europe since World...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
The baobab value chain-how ORGIIS is empowering women in the upper east region of Ghana in agriculture.

ORGIIS Ghana, also, Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability, is a local non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Upper East Region. The organisation is on a mission to empower people using local knowledge to create sustainable communities through indigenous and endogenous development. Its strategic location in Paga allows the organisation...
Ghana
2022

Book
First look – Rural Europe Takes Action e-book

This book is dedicated to European Citizens who struggle for a more resilient Europe Beyond current policies and borders. It is offered to all who contributed to this policy guide for the rural future with their experience and precious time, so that we could gather this treasure of collective intelligence the...
European Union
2022 - Forum Synergies

Blog article
AFRIQUE : le programme « Face » conciliera climat et genre dans 14 pays

Le CCFD-Terre solidaire, qui lutte contre l’insécurité alimentaire, vient de mettre en place un programme baptisé « Face ». L’initiative vise à renforcer les capacités des organisations féministes face au changement climatique et à financer des alternatives pour la transition écologique et la préservation de la biodiversité.
2022

Blog article
AFRIQUE : le programme « Face » conciliera climat et genre dans 14 pays

Le CCFD-Terre solidaire, qui lutte contre l’insécurité alimentaire, vient de mettre en place un programme baptisé « Face ». L’initiative vise à renforcer les capacités des organisations féministes face au changement climatique et à financer des alternatives pour la transition écologique et la préservation de la biodiversité.
2022

Blog article
A young Kenyan mother turns into a successful organic entrepreneur to promote safe and healthy food for children

Today, she is well known in Kenya and beyond for her successful organic business ‘Sylvia’s Basket,’, which she launched in 2016 in Limuru, central Kenya. But at heart, Sylvia Kuria remains the same young mother, who decided over 12 years ago to produce organic vegetables in her kitchen garden, so...
Kenya
2022 - Access Agriculture

Case study
Fisherwomen at work

Women in Oman, Nigeria and Guyana advance the fisheries and aquaculture sector
For generations, it was mistakenly viewed as a man’s world. Women have always been there, but fisheries and aquaculture are now seeing a surge in women starting their own businesses in all areas of the sector. Today, more than 50 million women are involved in fisheries and aquaculture around the world...
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
What is a women’s association about?

In Ecuador, community organiser, Ing. Guadalupe Padilla, has told me that belonging to a group can help women gain leadership experience. Women become leaders as they work in a group, not in isolation. Guadalupe has helped to organise several such groups. Like a story, the group has to be about...
Ecuador
2022 - Access Agriculture

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Afghanistan

This guide is based on information from the Food Plants International (FPI) database developed by Tasmanian agricultural scientist Bruce French. The source material and guidance for the preparation of the book has been made possible through the support of Food Plants International, the Rotary Clubs of District 9830, particularly the...
Afghanistan
2022

Book
Potentially Important Food Plants of Angola

This guide is based on information from the Food Plants International (FPI) database developed by Tasmanian agricultural scientist Bruce French.  The source material and guidance for the preparation of the book has been made possible through the support of Food Plants International, the Rotary Clubs of District 9830, particularly the...
Angola
2022

Blog article
New project explores impacts of biodiversity loss on women and girls

IIED is undertaking a review of the impacts of biodiversity loss on women and girls and has launched a survey to capture views on these impacts, the policy gaps and barriers to participation in decision making. A new short-term project funded by the UK's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs...
2022 - IIED

Report
Ukraine Rapid Response Plan March–May 2022

Supporting crisis-affected vulnerable smallholder men and women farmers
The recent escalation in conflict in Ukraine is affecting the food security of the most vulnerable rural households. According to the United Nations (UN) Flash Appeal, given the scale and direction of the ongoing hostilities, 18 million people are projected to be affected, including up to 6.7 million projected to...
Ukraine
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
27 Inspiring Women Reshaping the Food System

Women make up at least 43 percent of the agricultural workforce in developing countries, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Yet, women in rural and agricultural livelihoods consistently have less access than men to resources and opportunities.  As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, the virus disproportionately impacted women, whose care responsibilities...
2022 - FoodTank

Case study
A journey of struggle and empowerment of women of the dry and arid area of Surendranagar: Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and Surendranagar Mahila Bal Vikas Mandal (SMBVM)

This case study was developed by Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) with support from the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development and the World Rural Forum. SEWA, a trade union was established in 1972 in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It was an offshoot of the Association's Women's Wing of...
2022 - SEWA

Report
ANOTHER PERFECT STORM?

How the failure to reform food systems has allowed the war in Ukraine to spark a third global food price crisis in 15 years, and what can be done to prevent the next one
This Special Report takes stock of the impacts of the Ukraine crisis on global food security. It identifies underlying vulnerabilities and rigidities in terms of food production patterns and import dependencies, in a context of declining international solidarity and systematic climateinduced supply strains. It also identifies grain hoarding and commodity...
Ukraine
2022 - IPES FOOD

Blog article
Rural African women embrace agroecology: FAO

Despite their crucial role in agrifood systems, women are faced with enormous challenges, including exclusion from decision-making, denial of essential productive resources such as land, water, credit, information, and technologies, and disregard for their deep knowledge of local contexts. A key ally in empowering these women to continue working the...
2022 - https://farmersreviewafrica.com/

Blog article
FAO-Turkey Partnership is determined to “leave no one behind” in agriculture

Rural women provide significant contributions to agriculture and food security while simultaneously taking care of their families and households. This heavy burden often goes unrecognized and uncompensated.  In addition, rural women face barriers in access to resources such as property (including land), credit, technologies, decent employment, information and skills. FAO data...
Türkiye
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Case study
Autoreconocimiento y lucha contra el racismo

Mujeres en el sur de la Guajira
En este documento compartimos la experiencia de juntanza entre mujeres indígenas, afrodescendientes y mestizas del sur de La Guajira, para reflexionar y actuar frente a nuestro derecho a una vida libre de violencias. Estos encuentros tuvieron lugar a partir del espacio Círculo de la Palabra de las Mujeres (en adelante...
Colombia
2022 - CINEP -Programa por la Paz
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