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 […]

Technology helps Africa's women farmers close the gap

Technology helps Africa's women farmers close the gap

Sophie Mbugua – Thomson Reuters Foundation – Monday October 27, 2014 (originally published 23 Oct) Women farmers are the backbone of food production in much of Africa, but have long suffered from limited access to information and advice. In the continent’s east, new technologies and conventional media are now being used to help fill that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women farmers worldwide need restrictions raised to ‘level the food field’

Women farmers worldwide need restrictions raised to ‘level the food field’

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW DELHI, India: They are driven by the fact that women represent on average 43 percent of the agricultural labor force in developing countries but must contend daily with policies and practices that severely restrain their food production potential. “The global sidelining of women farmers puts our food security at great risk,” […]

Who Owns the Farm? Land Rights Push in China Leaves Women Without a Plot To Stand On

Who Owns the Farm? Land Rights Push in China Leaves Women Without a Plot To Stand On

Jessica Mack – RH Reality Check  – Wednesday, 29 February 2012 (originally published 27 Feb) In the Masterpiece series “Downton Abbey,” Lady Mary Crawley, the eldest daughter of an Earl, cannot inherit the eponymous estate because she is a woman. She finds this demeaning and frustrating, but her future will be well taken care of regardless. […]

Empowering women farmers can help relieve global hunger

Empowering women farmers can help relieve global hunger

Juhie Bhatia – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories As global food prices continue to remain high, with potential increases on the horizon because of soaring oil prices and supply concerns, experts says there is one often-overlooked solution for fighting hunger: women Gender gap Women are vital to food production in many developing countries, […]

The Struggle for Women to Own Land

The Struggle for Women to Own Land

Miriam Gathigah – IPS News  – Thursday, 14 July, 2011 NAIROBI, Jul 14, 2011 (IPS) – Even at the best of times, obtaining a title deed from the ministry of lands is a difficult process. But as the minister of lands admitted on Jul. 13 that his office is rife with corruption, the disorganisation of […]