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  • African women benefit from jobs in agricultural supply chains

    31 March 2013, source: Supply Management
    URL: http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2013/african-women-benefit-from-jobs-in-agricultural-supply-chains/

    By Anna Reynolds Agricultural supply chains are supporting women across Africa by giving them greater independence and offering more choice in life, according to research by food processor Olam. Olam, an international firm whose products include coffee, rice and sugar, carried out a survey in February of 5,971 women working in its cashew processing plants in Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ivory Coast and India...
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  • Time for recognition: Building on the progress at CSW57 to empower women in agriculture

    27 March 2013, source: Huffington Post
    URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anette-engelund-friis/time-for-recognition_b_2926266.html

    By Annette Engelund Friis, Manager, Climate Change Policy, Danish Agriculture & Food Council From March 4-15, the UN Commission on the Status of Women was held in New York, this is the 57th annual meeting where influential spokespeople from around the world discuss the issue of female empowerment...
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  • Africa: Women key in global growth

    18 March 2013, source: allAfrica.com
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201303182356.html?viewall=1

    By Warren Nyamugasira Opinion The day of reckoning has come round yet again. On behalf of the world, the United Nations has set up a process for thinking about the next big thing to succeed the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) due to end two years. When at the turn of the new Millennium, MDGs were adopted by over 189 countries...
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  • Airtel Africa partners with UN women

    05 March 2013, source: AfricanBrains
    URL: http://africanbrains.net/2013/03/05/airtel-africa-partners-with-un-women/

    By Marc Mcilhone Women farmers in the East and Horn of Africa region are poised to benefit from practical information-sharing tools via Airtel’s mobile networks. Airtel Africa signs MOU with UN WOMEN on initiatives to promote the empowerment of women and girls Airtel will establish a Farmer's Information System which will provide real time information to women farmers through its network in Africa Women farmers in the East and Horn of Africa region are poised to benefit from practical information-sharing tools via Airtel's mobile networks (http://www...
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