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Spore newsletter – International Women’s Day
5 March 2019
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In the run-up to International Women’s Day 2019, Spore’s latest newsletter features a selection of our most recent gender-focused reporting from across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Join the discussion with Spore on social media, using the hashtag: #IWD2019
Dossier

Analysis

Digitalisation – empowering women in agriculture

 

Irene Ochem

“Using technology to bridge gender gaps”

Field Report Ghana

Digital vaccine delivery service

 

Field Report Uganda

Farmers receive legal advice via SMS

Interviews

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

Investing in women’s leadership skills

AWARD’s director speaks to Spore on developing “healthier ecosystems” to sustain support for women in agribusiness and agricultural research.

Faith Milkah Muniale

Gender responsive agriculture

An AWARD beneficiary discusses her involvement with the Fellowship, and her ongoing work with indigenous Kenyan communities.

Entrepreneurship

Dried fruits

Tapping into Lagos’ snack market

To combat unhealthy snaking in Nigeria, entrepreneur Affiong Williams is using nutritious dried fruits to provide a healthy alternative.

Opinions

Has there been sufficient improvement in women’s empowerment in agriculture over the last decade?

Ruth Meinzen-Dick

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
A decade ago, women’s empowerment in agriculture wasn’t on the agenda

Susan Kaaria and Libor Stloukal

Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division, FAO
We must promote gender-transformative change

Jemimah Njuki

Senior Programme Specialist, Canada’s International Development Research Centre
Engaging men, boys and traditional leaders to achieve gender equality

Steven Jonckheere

Senior Technical Specialist, IFAD
When women flourish, families and communities do too

Daniel Ohonde

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund CEO
It takes an entire ecosystem to empower a woman

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