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Women farmers are crucial to agricultural production but they often face unequal access to resources, such as land and technologies.
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Non-timber forest products are valued because the revenue they provide is becoming increasingly important to rural communities, says Yvonne Kiki Nchanji, a scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research Editor’s Note: This article was …
In 1990, Uganda’s natural forests and woodlands covered an estimated 4.9 million hectares (ha), representing 24 percent of total land area. By 2005, this area had been reduced to just over 3.6 million ha or 18 percent of the land area. In face of thi…
Ranjitha Puskur guest blogs on International Women’s Day about the need for gender equality for rural women in agriculture. We are living in an increasingly unequal world. A recent UNDP report entitled ‘Humanity Divided’notes that while Gross Dom…
Sustainability (2014). Volume: 6, Issue: 3. Pages: 1153-1162. Ghislain Kanfany, Raafat El-Namaky, Kabirou Ndiaye, Karim Traore, Rodomiro Ortiz et al.This research was conducted at the Africa Rice Sahel Regional Station (near Saint Louis, Senegal) durin…
Actualizaciones sobre las actividades de la iniciativa Chirapaq Ñan.
Last week I attended the Economist’s Feeding the World 2014 event which brought together a broad spectrum of high-level luminaries from science, business, policy and politics. I was asked what the role of technology could be in solving the global food security challenge.