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IITA trains women in homestead farming

IITA trains women on homestead gardening

Achieving food security also involves addressing nutrient deficiency. Using the space around a house, families can often raise a homestead garden to supplement the nutritional quality of home meals. Through the USAID-funded Feed-the-future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity, IITA trained 300 women in homestead gardening between 7 and 10 December in northeastern Nigeria. The training covered…

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IITA trains Northeast Nigerian women in grains and cereals micro-processing

IITA trains Northeast Nigerian women in grains and cereals micro-processing

Through the Feed-the-Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity, IITA trained 1,274 women on micro-processing of grains and cereals across Adamawa and Borno states in Northeast Nigeria. The capacity building exercise focused on the production of nutritious complementary foods for infants and young children. The training, which took place in November 2020, selected participants from registered households…

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Rural female farmers contributing more to Cameroon’s local economy—IITA-CARE study

Rural female farmers contributing more to Cameroon’s local economy—IITA-CARE study

According to a 2014 International Labour Office (ILO) study, about half a million young women and a quarter of a million young men can grow food, make goods, and provide services to others in Cameroon. However, several challenges impede the impact of their activities. The study shows that these factors comprise unemployment, poverty, and underemployment,…

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The gender equity gap: An inside look at vegetable producers and traders in northern and central Tanzania

The gender equity gap: An inside look at vegetable producers and traders in northern and central Tanzania

Researchers have found that female vegetable farmers and traders in northern Tanzania earn less than their male counterparts while providing the same amount of labor, highlighting the need for more effort to tackle gender inequalities in agriculture. A study published in The European Journal of Development Research (February 2020) analyzed how gender inequality has affected…

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Showing off Aflasafe products: (L-R) MISST Project Advisor, Dr Patrick Okori; US Deputy Chief of Mission, Andrew Hirrup; Controller of Agriculture Services, Dr Alexander Bulirani; and DG Sanginga.

TAAT success story: Empowering women farmers through Urea Deep Placement Technology

Kadiolo is a town in the Sikasso Region of southern Mali, which lies about 13 km north of the border with Ivory Coast and 30 km west of the border with Burkina Faso. The town is an agrarian community with nearly everyone engaging in agriculture at the subsistence level. Faced with a family to feed…

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