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CCAFS highlights how technology helps women in celebration of the International Day of Rural Women

October 18th, 2016 / CGIAR-CCAFS

Agriculture is often the primary employer and the only source of livelihood for women living in rural areas of developing countries. Women make up nearly half of the agriculture workforce in some countries. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, women comprise, on average, up to 50 percent of the agricultural labor …

More women researchers needed ‘to deliver food security’

October 19th, 2015 / BBC

At the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue conference in the US, Chelsea Clinton told delegates that women were a “crucial, vital and necessary” part of delivering global food security. Another speaker, Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg – director of the Kenya-based African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (Award) – said, “We need to increase …

World Food Day 2015: Female farmers hold the key to food security and ending poverty

October 16th, 2015 / International Business Times

Women are the cornerstone of the rural economy, especially in the developing world. They bear the greatest responsibility for food production, producing more than half of all food in the world and growing 80-90% of the food in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet despite this, women are all too often left out …