Real-life experiences for understanding women’s economic empowerment

My name is Elvira Laurien and in September, I was given the opportunity together with six other master students at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) to participate in the Nordic Africa Days 2016 organized by the

Scaling up agroecology for food security, empowerment and resilience

This policy brief discusses ways to scale up agroecological approaches and suggests actionable advice tailored for various stakeholders, including policy-makers, private sector, financial partners, research and development community and civil society. The brief focuses on how to design scaling up initiatives and provides success as well as failure stories.

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Scaling up strategies from technology transfer to empowerment with focus on agroecology

Presented by Riccardo Quiros at the seminar How to Feed Nine Billion within the Planet’s Boundaries - Agroecology for Food Security & Nutrition organised by the SIANI Expert group on Agriculture Transformation. 

Engendering bigger impact: making the other half count

Gelia Castillo has had her fair share of challenges as a female scientist. Now aged over 80, she remembers when, as one of the earliest pioneers of the social sciences in the patriarchal agricultural system, she was greeted by astonished colleagues: “Hello, but where is Dr. Castillo?”

Transforming Gender Relations in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa - a book by SIANI

This book distills lessons learned about integrating gender equality into agricultural development initiatives in Africa, with case studies of efforts at all levels, from households to national government.

Fattigdomsbekämpning genom empowerment - Fairtraderapporten 2012

Föreningen för Fairtrade Sverige har kommit ut med årets Fairtraderapport. Detta år handlar den om begreppet empowerment; dess innebörd och varför begreppet är viktigt i arbetet för att minska fattigdomen i världen. Rapporten länkar samman fairtrade med empowerment, och visar goda Fairtradeexempel på vad som kan vara vägen framåt i detta arbete. 

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