More and more women are becoming farmers and transforming agriculture

More and more women are becoming farmers and transforming agriculture

Agriculture is traditionally considered a man’s field, with women typically just in the background. However, women have also played critical roles in farm production, from egg and butter sales to victory gardens, to growing food for the family. Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash In recent years, there’s been an uptick in the number of […]

Gates Foundation Calls for Bold and Immediate Action at COP27, Announces New Commitment to Meet the Climate Adaptation Needs of Smallholder Farmers

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation echoed African leaders’ calls for countries to rapidly scale-up finance for climate adaptation and pledged to invest $1.4 billion to help smallholder farmers address the immediate and long-term impacts of climate change. The announcement was made by Gates Foundation […]

‘Women crucial for sustainable climate change battle’

The participation of women in socio-economic and cultural sectors is imperative to ensuring sustainable development in tackling the effects of climate change, reveals an action plan prepared in this regard.   The Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP), as it is called, also mentioned that the impacts of climate change are highly likely to be […]

Women on India’s farms left in limbo as climate shocks cost jobs

Women on India's farms left in limbo as climate shocks cost jobs

“When female farm workers don’t get income, their kids drop out from school, they marry their daughters at young age, they suffer domestic violence,” said its supervisor Namdev Chopade. “Basically, the freedom of women gets snatched and patriarchy returns slowly,” she added. FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS As India – Asia’s third-largest economy – wrestles with […]

IFAD: Invest in small farmers, rural women and the young

IFAD: Invest in small farmers, rural women and the young

The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Alvaro Lario, will attend the Finance in Common Summit co-organized by the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank on October 19 and 20, 2022. With the world facing tremendous challenges such as increasing hunger and poverty, as well as devastating climate change impacts, […]

Climate-vulnerable women need action on two fronts

Health, livelihood Activists say at press briefing on the eve of Intl Rural Women’s Day FE REPORT | Published: October 15, 2022 08:53:25 | Updated: October 15, 2022 09:16:46 Rights-based civil-society representatives on Friday demanded urgent action to safeguard women and girls who are at risk in terms of health and livelihood owing to the […]

Celebrating women transforming aquaculture in Bangladesh

Farmers turn to sunflowers for a decent profit

Today is the International Day of Rural Women, which offers us an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women and girls towards our rural development and aquaculture. On this occasion, The Daily Star, in partnership with WorldFish, is celebrating the achievements of six women fish farmers who have been working as local service providers (LSPs) […]

Climate change harsher on women in coastal areas

Climate change is forcing locals of coastal areas to use excessive saline water in daily life, which is subsequently causing various uterine diseases and disrupting the menstrual health and hygiene of girls and women, said speakers at a programme yesterday. They said this while speaking at a virtual press conference organised by National Committee for […]

Civil Society calls for protecting climate vulnerable women and girls

Civil Society calls for protecting climate vulnerable women and girls

Rights-based civil society representatives on Friday demanded urgent action to safeguard the lives and livelihoods of women and female adolescents, whose health is n danger owing to the adverse effects of climate change. They came up with the demand at a virtual press conference held today on the eve of the International Rural Women’s Day […]