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March 07, 2016
While we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women, progress towards gender parity has actually slowed in many places. Urgent concrete action is needed to accelerate gender parity in...
March 07, 2016
Women have been gaining control, mostly as the result of a natural process that requires them to take charge, while their husbands are working off-farm.
March 02, 2016
Young agricultural entrepreneurs across the globe are invited to apply for the Youth Agripreneurs Project (YAP) to receive seed funding up to US$5000.
March 02, 2016
Setting the scene for a robust agricultural research agenda to combat land degradation and climate change, whilst meeting food and nutrition security needs.
February 22, 2016
New video explores impact of farmer managed natural regeneration on nutrition and food security in the Sahel.
February 17, 2016
We are looking for a talented young communicator to bring the results of our research to the wider scientific community, the general public, donors and policy makers.
February 07, 2016
Organized through an Innovation Platform, farmers have been empowered to take better decisions regarding production, storage, selling of their common bean produce in new markets. 
January 27, 2016
Research on biodiversity in drylands unlocks critical insights relevant to climate change and global food and nutrition security.