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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)

Blog article
Promote agriculture so that more women are landholders and not labourers

This essay emphasises the significance of taking action to address the enormous and severe gender disparity in agriculture. It is still a cliché that women are capable of toiling the land but not of owning it. Every day, women in agriculture confront the derogatory stereotype that farming is a man's...
2022

Report
La nueva serie Informes País Mujeres Rurales, la Iniciativa Mujer Rural y Derecho a la Tierra

La nueva serie Informes País Mujeres Rurales, la Iniciativa Mujer Rural y Derecho a la Tierra ofrece una mirada a la situación de las mujeres rurales en distintos países de Latinoamérica. Presenta datos unificados para entender sus condiciones demográficas, analizamos los mecanismos institucionales con los que cuentan para la garantía de...
2022 - International Land Coalition (ILC)

Newsletter
European Network for Rural Development ENRD - September 2022 Newsletter

The ENRD newsletter provides all the latest rural development news from Europe straight to your inbox once a month. From policy updates to ENRD meetings and from project outcomes to online videos, this new and updated tool aims to provide something for everybody interested in rural development policy in Europe....
European Union
2022 - European Network for Rural Development ENRD

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 female guardians of Venezuela’s Imataca Forest Reserve

The indigenous women spearheading an FAO-GEF forest conservation project
It is around five in the morning, and the Imataca Forest Reserve is stirring with the voices of Kariña women. They advance towards the middle of the jungle, bound for the Botanamo river to gather the day’s water. Then, these indigenous women will prepare “casabe”, a circular tortilla made from...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2022 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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

Working paper
Taking stock of smallholder inclusion in modern value chains: ambitions, reality and signs of change

This report examines the promise and reality of including smallholders from developing countries in modern value chains as a path to sustainable development. Drawing on an extensive literature review and interviews with diverse stakeholders, we lay out the ambitions, expectations and assumptions hanging on smallholder inclusion with regard to income,...
2022 - International Institute for Environment and Development

Technical paper
La autonomía de las mujeres y la igualdad de género en el centro de la acción climática en América Latina y el Caribe

Este documento fue elaborado como parte del proceso de preparación hacia el 66º período de sesiones de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer, que tuvo como tema prioritario “El logro de la igualdad entre los géneros y el empoderamiento de todas las mujeres y las...
2022 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

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

Event
Good practices, lessons learned and challenges in the implementation of the un declaration on the rights of peasants

In December 2018, after 6 years of negotiations and 17 years of awareness raising, advocacy and studies at different levels and with different countries, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP), which codifies in...
Switzerland
2022 - Geneva Academy, with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Missions to the UN in Geneva of Bolivia, South Africa and Luxembourg, OHCHR, La Via Campesina, CETIM, FIAN International and the South Center

Report
IFAD 2021 annual report

Amid rising challenges posed by climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic shocks, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) doubled down on its commitment to the world’s poorest rural communities in 2021, increasing support to reach 128 million small-scale farmers and vulnerable people, according to its annual...
2022 - IFAD

Blog article
Africa’s role in saving the world’s damaged lands and ecosystems

In global battle against climate change and loss of biodiversity, Africa’s success is crucial
In the run up to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, this November, Africa Renewal is publishing an op-ed series on climate issues, featuring African women who are academics, engineers, research analysts, scientists, and civic and institutional leaders. The series focuses on challenges and solutions across climate issues —from energy to...
2022

Blog article
Las Marías del campo: sembrando agua y cosechando vida

María María vive en el Valle de Jequitinhonha, en el norte interior de Minas Gerais, una región que había sido rica y gran productora de oro, pero que ahora estaba plagada de hambre y pobreza. El paisaje que solía ser verde y vivo, se había vuelto gris y triste. La vida...
Brazil
2022 - The Barefoot Guide Connection

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
La gran decisión, la inocente promesa: una historia jamás contada

La historia que te voy a contar es una historia real que está escrita en mi alma con piedra, frio, hambre y esperanza. Una realidad que vi, y con la que conviví a lo largo de estos más de doce años de vida; una vida llena de campos marrones y...
Peru
2022 - The Barefoot Guide Connection

Blog article
Para todas las mamás que quieran leerme: ¿Cómo llegué a promover una alimentación ecológica y nutritiva?

Provengo de una familia campesina que vivía en una comunidad rural cercana al centro poblado de Quillacollo, en Cochabamba, Bolivia. Recuerdo que cuando era niña mi mamá nos preguntaba ⎯¿Qué quieren comer? ⎯ y siempre contestamos ⎯¡Fideo con asado! ⎯. Era lo que más nos gustaba, y ella nos complacía...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2022 - The Barefoot Guide Connection

Report
Innovaciones en el sector ganadero

Compendio de experiencias en América Latina y el Caribe
Este catálogo presenta un conjunto de 32 innovaciones de 18 países de América Latina y el Caribe, que fueron compartidas a través de un cuestionario digital realizado por la FAO y el IICA, documentando tecnologías, enfoques y herramientas innovadoras aplicadas a las cadenas productivas ganaderas. El catálogo de innovaciones tiene como...
2022 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)
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