Multimedia: Short AWARD films on ‘Inspiring Impact’

Three inspiring stories from AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research & Development) Fellows, showcasing agricultural innovations serving rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information about the AWARD Fellowship, please visit: English [youtube=] French Subtitles [youtube=] A video about the AWARD program featuring a visit from Hilary Clinton and Tom Vilsack [youtube=]

Publications: Female Participation in African Agricultural Research and Higher Education New Insights

Authors: Nienke Beintema and Federica Di Marcantonio This report presents the results of an in-depth benchmarking survey on gender-disaggregated capacity indicators, covering 125 agricultural research and higher education agencies in 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is the first study of its kind to present detailed human resources data on female participation in agricultural science, >> Read more

Multimedia: Videos from Global Conference on Ag. Research for Development

[vimeo] Mary Mtoola is an urban farmer, living and working in Kibera, the second largest slum area in Africa. [vimeo] Mosammat Morzina Begum and her husband Mohammad Afsar Ali are rural farmers in the district of Bogra, Bangladesh. For more videos

News: Cocoa farmers cooperative empowering women in Cote d’Ivoire’s Sud Bandama region

"Women have grown cocoa here for decades, but on farms owned by their husbands or male partners. Agathe wants to put an end to traditions that make access to land a “men’s affair”. Coffee-cocoa farms owned by women, not only extend their involvement in agriculture beyond growing foodstuffs but ensure that women become business partners, >> Read more

News: Malawi Patrilineal Inheritance Prevents Women’s Access to Land

"LILONGWE, Mar 9 (IPS) - Mercy Gondwe, 51, from Rumphi in northern Malawi, was married for 34 years. When her husband died in 2008, she assumed she would inherit the land they had been cultivating together since they got married. But this was not the case. Gondwe’s brother-in-law took over the ownership of the land >> Read more

Multimedia: East Africa Report on Women in Agriculture

[youtube=] Featuring information on the CGIAR's Gender & Diversity African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program.

Multimedia: Mary’s Story Life in Rural Malawi

[youtube=] To celebrate International Women’s Day, the World Agroforestry Centre and the International Livestock Research Centre (ILRI) have produced a short film.  Set in rural Malawi, the six minute film follows the life of Mary, a widow with 8 children. Her struggles are struggles of millions of women throughout the world.  The film is adapted >> Read more

Multimedia: Short Video from Harvest Plus on Women’s Role in Agriculture

[youtube=] Credit to Bonnie McCafferty from HarvestPlus