For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, women working in Integrated Pest Management reflect on the important work they do for food security and the future of women in science.
When the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) surveyed more than 3,500 farmers under 40 in 2017, 60 percent of the farmer respondents were women. And in 2012, the USDA Census of Agriculture found that 14 percent of principal farm operators were women, a nearly 300 percent increase since 1978, when it began counting women as farmers.
While #MeToo unveils a history of sexual assault and misconduct in restaurants, female foragers feel varying effects in their workplaces: outside, in the woods.
Dr. Mariame Maiga, Regional Gender and Social Development Adviser for the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF), tells Food Tank how CORAF’s projects make gender issues a key concern.
By facilitating participatory cooking training and educational demonstrations, ICRISAT is empowering Kenyan women and improving the nutrition, dietary diversity, and wellbeing of rural families.
Two articles from the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) highlight benefits of raising farm animals in Mali.
The Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit is incorporating a new voice in the continued search for solutions to climate change and feeding the increasing population.
Women play a critical role in agricultural development around the world while facing significant barriers from gender inequality. Researchers at CGIAR are working to dismantle these barriers, using the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture to incorporate new tools for data collection and big data analytics.
Vicki Wilde, senior program officer at the Gates Foundation, explains the importance of women’s role in the agriculture sector and the need to ensure that their voices are heard.
Food Tank sat down with WANDA founder and CEO Tambra Stevenson to discuss how her background in nutrition combined with her commitment to youth and female empowerment is changing the food system.