Gender and Youth

Asian women in agriculture to reap grants from int’l bank

Asian women from rural communities in India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines will enjoy access to more funding, agricultural trainings, and technology as multinational investment and financial services company Deutsche Bank (DB) devotes its corporate social responsibility efforts to their agriculture sector through partnerships with various non-government organizations. Biodigesters in India DB is offering financial… Read More

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FAO to convene Asia-Pacific youth for the World Food Forum 2023

Youth from the Asia-Pacific region are gearing up to make their voices heard and inspire action at the World Food Forum 2023 convened by FAO. The World Food Forum (WFF) is a youth-led movement and network to transform our agrifood systems that is committed to the theme: “Agrifood systems transformation accelerates climate action.” The WFF flagship event… Read More

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Data journalists innovate to inform new audiences about gender inequalities in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, data journalism is being harnessed as a powerful tool to improve data accessibility and use. A group of young journalists from the School of Data non-governmental organization (NGO) partnered with the popular Kloop Media produced compelling stories based on gender statistics about critical issues, such as women’s political participation, violence against women and girls,… Read More

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Women Family Farmers for the Sustainability of Food Systems and the Planet

Rural women are the heart of the countryside and agriculture, playing a key role in food systems, agrobiodiversity conservation, poverty eradication and the achievement of the SDGs. As we celebrate the International Women’s Day (March 8), we commemorate the achievements of women family farmers, rural women and indigenous women, but we must remember the challenges that… Read More

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Uplifting the Lives of Marginalized Communities Through Collective Action: The Case of Kalika Land Rights Agriculture Cooperative in Nepal

In Nepal, a cooperative was established by women farmers to help themselves and their families improved their agriculture production and provide livelihood opportunities among its member. The Kalika Land Rights Agriculture Cooperative Ltd. has 49 members (46 females, 3 males) composed of Dalit (19), indigenous people (14), and the so-called higher caste (16).  The cooperative prioritizes… Read More

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A Journey of Struggles and Empowerment among Women Farmers in India: The Case of SEWA and Vikas Mandal

Surendranagar Mahila Bal Vikas Mandal (SMBVM) is registered as a Trust in Surendranagar district in Gujarat, India. It has a membership of 161 groups, largely salt pan farmers/workers composed of 86,000 small and marginal women farmers of which 16,426 are youth women members. The membership of SMBVM ranges from small and marginal agriculture farmers, women in… Read More

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Fewer women farmers relied on ICTs for agricultural information in Uttarakhand

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and women empowerment are two central topics in agriculture. ICTs have been studied in the agricultural context as these are conduits of accurate and timely knowledge that could improve agricultural practices. Meanwhile, focus on women farmers in agriculture has been evident, proving their critical role and participation in the industry.… Read More

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Global Survey for the  International Youth Day 2021 on Transforming Food Systems

Calling all youth, their representatives and networks! Join in the global survey for the International Youth Day 2021. This initiative was launched by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) to better understand… Read More

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UPRHS organizes Webinars to Engage the Youth in Agriculture

The University of the Philippines Rural High School (UPRHS) is organizing a series of webinars aimed to engage the youth, particularly junior and senior high school students in agriculture. The Online Youth Engagement in Agriculture program aims o provide a platform for advancement in agricultural engagement among students of public senior high schools. The latest… Read More

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