Multimedia: Women and Agriculture: A Conversation on Improving Global Food Security

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State See the two videos and transcription of the conversation on

News: Women are central to feeding Africa

In developing countries, more than 60% of women are directly involved in agricultural work, but very few gain access to information, training or supplies. More action and less rhetoric on this issue could put more food on the world's table and help drive economic growth, writes Pamela Whitby. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda has agriculture in her >> Read more

Publication: Gender and the global food-price crisis

This article argues that it is imperative to take gender into consideration when evaluating the impact of the global food-price crisis and developing crisis-related policies. Consideration of gender is important, given the key role that women play in agriculture, the disproportionate impact that the crisis has on women, and the potential role that women can >> Read more


The United States Government (USG) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking concept papers first and then full applications from prospective partners to implement activities that create opportunities for women’s leadership and gender equality in addressing food security needs. These activities will contribute to the body of knowledge and effective tools >> Read more

Event (DC): The Hidden Role of Gender in Food Security & Value Chain Development

Society for International Development Gender in Development Workgroup  When: Friday, April 22, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m Where: The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Please join the SID-Washington Gender in Development Workgroup for a panel discussion on "The Hidden Role of Gender in Food Security & Value Chain Development." Investing >> Read more

Funding: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is searching for scientists who are interested in conducting research on gender issues related to the climate change, agriculture, and food security nexus. CCAFS will award women scientists enrolled in a PhD program or interested in a post doctoral opportunity, and who are >> Read more

Multimedia: Hilary Clinton’s Video Remarks for the Rome Women and Food Event

On behalf of the United States, I want to thank the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Program, and the International Fund for Agriculture Development for continuing their shared tradition of celebrating International Women’s Day. To some, it may not be clear why food and agriculture agencies would celebrate women. But when it comes >> Read more

Funding: DFID

DfID’s Research and Evidence Division wishes to establish a new Research Programme Consortium (RPC) on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security in South Asia. This is part of a 6-year program in South Asia to maintain and further expand DFID’s commitment to increase agricultural productivity and promote sustainable management of natural resources for improved food security >> Read more

Webinar: Integrating Gender into Agriculture and Food Security Programs

USAID's Bureau for Food Security and Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance invite you to participate in the rollout of two assessments that have examined USAID's past performance with respect to gender integration into agriculture and food security. From these assessments, USAID has developed a series of briefs to help USAID field staff and >> Read more

Article: “Parents Give Boys Preferential Treatment When There Is a Chronic Food Shortage”

In situations of chronic food shortage, parents are inclined to give boys a preferential treatment, despite the fact that the health of their daughters suffers more from food insecurity. This is shown by research from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Ethiopia, appearing in the journal Pediatrics.