The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that closing the gender gap in agriculture could increase output in developing countries by up to four percent.
Rufaro Madakadze, a horticultural scientist with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA)
Feeding the Planet by Leveling the Plowing Field for Women
allAfrica, 14 March 2012
In 1900, there were a mere 1.6 billion people on our planet. Today, there are seven billion and by 2050 we will be nine billion. One would expect that with such rapid population… Read more »
Weather Forecasts Help Farmers Manage Climate Change
Focus, 12 March 2012
Over the past decades, changing weather patterns have confused farmers, with erratic rainfall and draught making it difficult to predict when to plant and harvest. Read more »
Women Scientists Face Tough Choices
allAfrica, 12 March 2012
Rufaro Madakadze, a horticultural scientist with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), was visiting a student recently in northern Ethiopia to discuss her acceptance into an… Read more »
Neglecting Role of Women Farmers Threatens Food Security Initiatives
GCWA, 12 March 2012
As developing countries battle multiple threats to food security—soaring prices, crop-crushing weather extremes and dramatic population growth—agriculture experts… Read more »
Three inspiring stories from AWARD Fellows, showcasing agricultural innovations serving rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa. see more »
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