India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

India's Dalit women empowered by collective farming

Stella Paul for Global Press Institute – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Hyderabad, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: Bujjiamma Begary, 27, can finally afford to eat vegetables again. “For nearly five years, all I could afford was rice and a thin red gram [pigeon pea] soup because I didn’t have the money to buy fresh vegetables, which have become […]

Researcher: Gender plays a key role for sustainable farming in Africa

Researcher: Gender plays a key role for sustainable farming in Africa

EurActiv – Tuesday, 29 January 2013 (originally published 24 Jan) The EU should support rural public education programmes in Africa, with a special focus on women, to facilitate adoption of sustainable farming practices, says Hailemariam Teklewold, a researcher at the University of Gothenburg. Hailemariam Teklewold has completed his doctorate in environmental economics at the University […]