Women

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

Is gender inequality in Africa about culture or is it about poverty?

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2012), a Nigerian Author and feminist.

Once there was a female farmer who made cheese in Georgia...

During the 43rd Committee on World Food Security (CFS43), participants discussed farmers, ago-entrepreneurs, and family businesses. There was much talk about women farmers and their importance in rural development. But the question is: where are the women farmers? During the sessions, I was looking forward to finding the young people and women farmers.

Three lessons from Ghana on women's access to land and water

Women’s use and management of the agricultural land around them is, among many things, affected by access to water for irrigation. The Invest in Water

Improving agri-business for women and youth

The Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) is working to improve agribusiness in the Lake Victoria Basin, Uganda, focusing on women and youth farmers.