agriculture

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CSW62 Offers Hope for Rural Women & Girls

Rural women are leaders, producers and service providers. Their contribution is vital to the well-being of families, communities, economies and the overall achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063.

It’s Time to Recognize Women Farmers in India

Farmer. I don’t know about you, but when I hear that word, I think of a man. Or, at least I used to think of a man. Before I went to India, that is. In India, 80% of all rural female workers are in agriculture but

Herd Boys in Lesotho

Young Thabo left school at nine years of age to tend sheep, goats and cattle in the treacherous mountain passes of Lesotho, in southern Africa. Despite his young age, he lived in complete isolation for months at a time, with only the company of the

SDG 2: The future of Agriculture for African Women

September 2015 marked a key step in global development’s future. U.N. member states convened the Sustainable Development Summit to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 2 of the new agenda is to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.

Ending Hunger: The Time to Begin is Now

The 22nd African Union Summit, with the theme Agriculture and Food Security, could not have come at a better time than this. African leaders and civil society organizations are meeting to reaffirm their commitment to food security and adopting new measures to save millions who face imminent danger. Agriculture is

African Women: Pillars of Agriculture but Greatly Marginalized

Women farmers are the pillars of African agriculture. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the agricultural sector employs over two-thirds of all women in Africa who then produce nearly 90 percent of food on the continent. Women are responsible for growing, selling,

Wakulima Pamoja: Farmers Together

Erin O’Malley, a Senior Management Major at Providence College (and my former Providence College Women’s Rugby teammate!) is the co-founder and Marketing Director of Njabini, a nonprofit organization located in Njabini, Kenya. The mission of Njabini is to “help poor families in rural Kenya increase

Measuring Inequality: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), women compose 43 percent of the global agricultural labor force.  In less developed countries, where large portions of the population live in rural areas, the majority of the agricultural workforce is often female.  Unfortunately, the employment of

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