CABI: “Gender mainstreaming is important because both men and women have equal rights to have their voices heard” Supporting CABI’s vision of a world in which women, youth, and marginalised communities are included and treated equally in agricultural production, CABI welcomes a key new member of staff, Bethel Terefe, as CABI’s first Gender Coordinator. Read more

ICBA: Arab women scientists set sights on transforming R&D in regional agriculture and food security Awla is a regional leadership and research development program led by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA). Awla’s mission is to develop a cadre of aspiring Arab women researchers equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in agricultural sustainability and food security in their countries specifically and the Arab region as a whole. Read more
ICIMOD: Indus Basin Initiative Gender Network and Knowledge Hub At the Indus basin level, the gender network will promote regional cooperation to foster rich dialogue, create transboundary opportunities, and influence decision makers for gender and social equity. Read more
ICIMOD: Regional Mountain Solutions Initiative regional consultation on  “Mitigating drudgery for farm women in the mountains through improved tools, technologies and services” Efficient and smart technologies don’t necessarily reduce women’s physical labour either because technologies and innovations have not catered to their particular needs or because they are inaccessible or unaffordable. Read more
icipe: icipe launches initiative to benefit 100,000 youth in Ethiopia The More Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey (MOYESH) initiative aims to see 100,000 young men and women in Ethiopia secure dignified and fulfilling work along honey and silk value chains. Read more
IFDC: A Driven Woman Takes Hold of Her Destiny Pauline Fadonougbo, a 41-year-old mother of four, is the president of a group of women processors in Benin, who process cassava into gari and palm nuts into palm oil. Prior to 2015 the processing of cassava into gari was done in the field without a processing machine Read more
IFDC: Enterprising Young Woman Expands Her Agro-Input Business The goal of IFDC’s Fertilizer Sector Improvement (FSI+) Project is to increase incomes and enhance food security for smallholder farmers in target districts in Myanmar. The project trains agro-input retailers with the aim to transform them from simple family shops into modern one-stop agribusiness stores Read more
WorldVeg: Small gardens with big benefits Sack gardens allow families to grow vegetables in the family compound and offer quick access to nutrient-rich vegetables for children’s meals. They’re especially handy when mothers caring for newborns or very young children may be unable to visit distant garden plots. Read more


Other news from AIRCA members

»CABI: Stakeholders launch a $950m initiative aimed at boosting productivity for the coffee industry
»CABI: ‘Tuning in’ to help banana farmers reap the ‘fruits’ of more profitable harvests
»CABI: The value smallholders place on pollinators highlighted in ecological intensification study
»CABI: CABI shares expertise in partnership to help Uganda’s fruits and vegetables industry access European markets
»CFFRC: Southeast Asian Workshop on Bambara Groundnut
»CFFRC: Climate Resilient Nutrition through Diversified Agricultural Value Chains
»icipe: Director General honored for research impact on African farmers
»icipe: Fathiya M. Khamis wins the TWAS - Abdool Karim Award in biological sciences
»WorldVeg: Winning a grant for the greater good

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