Multimeida: IFPRI Gender on Flickr

Inspired by the success of our GCARD photo presentation, we've put together a collection of photos of women around the world involved in a wide range of agricultural activities (we'll keep updating as new photos come in)  Check it out

Event (DC): Capacity Building for Women Farmers The Impact of Numeracy and Literacy Training on Household Well-being in Central Mozambique

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010  Time: 3:00-5:00 pm Location: Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, 499 South Capitol St. SW, Suite 500-B, Washington, DC To RSVP, please send your name, affiliation, and email to: events@partnership-africa.org Welcome: Emmy Simmons, Board Member, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa Presentation: Maria José Novoa, Senior >> Read more

Multimedia: ICRW’s Senior Gender and Agriculture Specialist David Kauck on ‘Small Farmers Big Solutions’

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Event: Oxfam Canada: Gender Justice Summit (GJS)

June 18-20, 2010 Toronto, Canada This energizing summit will bring together a diverse community of Oxfam supporters, academics, advocates, researchers, policy-makers, and activists from around the world to discuss poverty and development as it relates to women. It is a unique opportunity to strengthen connections while collaborating on approaches to advancing women's rights, women's empowerment, >> Read more

Publication: Cultivating Global Food Security A Strategy for U.S. Leadership on Productivity, Agricultural Research, and Trade

By Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, J. Stephen Morrison, Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., Senator Richard G. Lugar, and Representative Betty McCollum, cochairs Apr 27, 2010 These recommendations from leaders in government, business, academia, and the nongovernmental and philanthropy communities emphasize the importance of U.S. leadership and commitment to improving food security and making agriculture a priority >> Read more

Publication: Gender and Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08

Gender and Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08 This book assesses the effectiveness of the World Bank's 2001 gender strategy and the results from it. Findings include include redoubling efforts to institutionalize the accountability framework and develop the monitoring system envisioned in the 2001 Gender Strategy, establishing a results framework, and restoring a >> Read more

Publication: (World Bank) Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region

Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region By Amanda Ellis, Daniel Kirkwood, and Dhruv Malhotra This book brings together data and available evidence on the constraints that female entrepreneurs in the East Asia and the Pacific Region region face with regard to: access to assets, business regulations and governance issues, and >> Read more

News: Greater Support Needed For Botswana’s Women Farmers

GABORONE, May 5, 2010 (IPS) - On the outskirts of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, Charity Molefhi is learning the ropes of the horticulture industry. The 32-year-old former insurance consultant is one of many female farmers who are actively participating in Botswana’s agricultural sector to boost food security, employment creation and increase the sector’s contribution to the >> Read more

News: Nigeria’s only queen in a land of kings

Kunbwada, Nigeria (CNN) -- In a region ruled by kings, the people in the Nigerian village of Kunbwada are celebrating their Queen. They say a curse means any man who attempts to be king in this community will die mysteriously. That makes Queen Hajia Ahmed of Kunbwada the only traditional woman ruler in conservative Northern >> Read more

Funding: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with L’Oreal Corporate Foundation

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with L'Oreal Corporate Foundation UNESCO and L'Oreal co-sponsor Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences.  A maximum of three young women (under age 35), from each of five geo-cultural regions of the world, will be awarded research grants in biology, biotechnology, agriculture, and other life sciences. Special >> Read more