Africa: Rural Women Lead the Way on Climate
In Kenya, micro-credit institutions are empowering women farmers by helping them acquire greenhouse technologies to boost horticultural production.
Inter Press Service, 2 March 2012
At Gakoromone Market in Meru, in Kenya's Eastern Province, Ruth Muriuki arrives in a pickup full of tomatoes and cabbages despite the scarcity of rainfall in the area, thanks to ... read more »
Inter Press Service, 29 February 2012
The United Nations' 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) opened Monday in New York, with the empowerment of rural women high on a list of priorities for this ... read more »
Women leaders in Burundi.
International Fund for Agricultural Development, 1 March 2012
Strong rural organizations like producer groups and cooperatives are crucial to hunger and poverty reduction. They allow small producers to play a greater role in meeting growing ... read more »
Zimbabwe: Brown Revolution Brings New Hope
Inter Press Service, 10 January 2012
Picking spots for cattle to graze could reverse desertification and even do its bit to retard climate change, new experiments in Zimbabwe have shown. It's what is coming to be ... read more »
Inter Press Service, 3 January 2012
The acute lack of water in Kenya means families have to trek long distances every day to fetch water. read more »