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... Read more...
Time for recognition: Building on the progress at CSW57 to empower women in agriculture
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... Read more...
By Warren Nyamugasira
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... Read more...
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... Read more...