[U.S.] Women Taking Over Farms, Learning the Lay of the Land

[U.S.] Women Taking Over Farms, Learning the Lay of the Land

Corrie Maclaggan – The New York Times – November 26, 2013 (originally published 14 Nov) AMARILLO — DeDe Cummins’s family has farmed in the Texas Panhandle for a century, but no one expected her to have any interest in the work. “I was a girl,” said Ms. Cummins, 53, a high school special education teacher […]

AFRICA: Climate change greatly impacts Ghana river basin food production

AFRICA: Climate change greatly impacts Ghana river basin food production

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/CGIAR) Accra, GHANA, WESTERN AFRICA: A new study released today finds that so much water may be lost in the Volta River Basin due to climate change that planned hydroelectric projects to boost energy and food production may only tread water in keeping up with actual demand. Some 24 million people in Ghana, […]

EL SALVADOR: Women work to save ecosystem through forest conservation

EL SALVADOR: Women work to save ecosystem through forest conservation

Edgardo Ayala and Claudia Ávalos – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GDN) San Julián, Los Lagartos, EL SALVADOR: Subsistence agriculture is the mainstay of communities in El Salvador where peasant farmers grow corn and beans on infertile hillsides. The harvests are steadily declining due to climate phenomena. These communities, and especially local farms, are hit hard by […]

Rural women Cameroon work with environment for sustainable farming

Rural women Cameroon work with environment for sustainable farming

Wendi Bernadette Losha (as told to Leocadia Bongben) – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) CAMEROON: As a coordinator with ACTWID-Kongadzem (a non-governmental, non-denominational and non-profit-making organisation) I am going to COP17 (the ‘Conference of Parties’) in Durban to represent rural Cameroonian women’s views on climate change and what we need to change to farm sustainably. Agriculture as […]