India's Farming Women Use Cameras to Share Lessons

India's Farming Women Use Cameras to Share Lessons

Bianca Vázquez Toness – Bloomberg Businessweek – Wednesday November 26, 2014 Kavita Devi has spent 50 years farming the way her elders taught her. Until recently, that meant working other people’s land in the northeastern Indian village of Gosaibigha in exchange for 10 pounds of rice once a season. But since July, twice a month she’s been […]

Global women farmers take land ownership rights to court

Global women farmers take land ownership rights to court

Stella Dawson – WNN Improve It (WNN/TLW) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: At first, she moved into the city. After two years, she returned to her community in Kiambu County to persuade the tribal chief and elders that she and her mother-in-law should not be reduced to squatters on the death of their husbands but […]

Women farmers in Nepal need new agricultural technologies

Women farmers in Nepal need new agricultural technologies

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GDN) Kathmandu, NEPAL: Most of Nepal‘s agriculture is undertaken by women, but research tailored to their needs is lacking. “We need new technologies that can reduce the drudgery for them,” said Devendra Gauchan, agricultural economist and chief of the socioeconomics and agri-research policy division at the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (Narc). Agriculture supports the […]

INDIA: Women farmers want non-GM heirloom seeds for food security India

INDIA: Women farmers want non-GM heirloom seeds for food security India

Vandana Shiva – WNN Opinion (WNN) Delhi, INDIA: Industrial agriculture is pushing species to extinction through the use of toxic chemicals that kill our bees and butterflies, our earthworms and soil organisms that create soil fertility. Plant and animal varieties are disappearing as monocultures displace biodiversity. Industrial, globalized agriculture is responsible for 40 percent of greenhouse […]