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Community nursery offers means for economic empowerment of women farmers

By SUGANDHA MUNSHI | Specialist on Gender Issues | IRRI   Women-focused intervention plays a pivotal role in IRRI’s work with farmers. With the climate changing, innovation that results in better management practices for farmers is essential. This becomes more crucial, though, when it comes to smallholder marginal women farmers in rice production. Under the Cereal Systems …

Women are the foundation for change in rural Ethiopia

By Mulunesh Tsegaye | January 9, 2018 | CIMMYT Feature The idea that “Educating women/girls is nothing but a loss,” used to be a common sentiment amongst members of rural Ethiopian communities where the Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project works. Now one is more likely to hear “Women are the foundation for change.” The International Maize and Wheat Improvement …

W O M E N ARE THE REASONS!

W O M E N ARE THE REASONS! There is a reason nature was made! There is a reason women bear the symbolic representation of nature! There is a reason that nature is most appropriately personalized as she/her. There is a reason ships are called after women! There is a reason everything becomes whole due …

‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

Women in Assouba, rural Côte d’Ivoire, preparing igname (yam) to sell. UN Photo/Patricia Esteve 15 October 2015 – Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed the role of women as significant and crucial for the progress of rural households, local and national economies. “They are farmers and farm workers, horticulturists …

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