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Women & Agriculture

"In this Feed the Future video, narrator Matt Damon discusses the importance of increasing food production around the world and notes the importance of equipping women with the right tools, training, and  technology to see as much as a 30 percent increase in food production. To feed our growing population we need to increase food production by 70 percent before 2050. Women make up the majority of the agricultural workforce in many areas of the world."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 17, 2014 1:03 PM

A colleague mine thought that the ideas in this video were so obvious and non-controversial, he said, "Why does this even need to be stated? Why would we exclude women from agriculture?"  The simple answer is that it wouldn't need to be stated if women around the world did have equal access to resources.  For many of the world's poor, this is where the rubber meets the road. 


Tags: developmentgender, agriculture, food production, labor.

AckerbauHalle's curator insight, December 23, 2014 12:37 AM

Für die zukünftige Ernährung der Welt gibt es einen oft übersehenen Faktor: Gleichberechtigung von Frauen. Frauen sind in vielen Ländern für die Arbeit auf den Feldern verantwortlich. Gleichzeitig haben sie keine Rechte am Land und sind schlecht ausgebildet und - wenn überhaupt - schlecht bezahlt. 

Lauren Quincy's curator insight, March 19, 2015 4:50 PM

Unit 5: Agriculture, Food Production and Rural Land Use 

 

This video is about how women make up the majority of the agricultural workforce and that giving them access to land, water, markets, and technology could increase food production by 30%. This in return would help boost the economy. Places such as Kenya have given women the same resources as men and have seen a 22% increase in crop production. In Brazil, programs targeting women in agriculture have helped cut the population in extreme poverty by half and malnutrition by 73%. This video encourages people around the world to help give women the resources they need in order to increase the food production and economy. 

 

This relates to unit 5 because it deals with agriculture and particularly women's roles in agriculture. This video explains how increased resources can help end world hunger. Women are not given as much opportunity as men and this video expresses need to invest in women's rights. 

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Voices on Afghanistan: Returnees can create a new future | The National

Voices on Afghanistan: Returnees can create a new future | The National | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The story of Mariam Wardak illustrates how members of the Afghan diaspora can return to improve their country.
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Facts About Women That Make It Hard To Believe We’re Living In The 21st Century

Facts About Women That Make It Hard To Believe We’re Living In The 21st Century | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Here are some ways women and girls across the globe — especially in the developing world — are being held back and what we’d gain by investing in their futures."

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UN Women - Headquarters

UN Women - Headquarters | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
UN Women is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
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John Slifko's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:50 AM

Women and children need to be an essential part of democratic place making.  

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What would a more literate world look like?

What would a more literate world look like? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Let us suppose for a moment that there is a magic bullet for curing illiteracy.
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Especially for women in the developing world, increasing literacy rates is the key to improving economic prosperity, health and other social problems.

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‘Girls are the world’s forgotten population’: Nine facts about child brides

‘Girls are the world’s forgotten population’: Nine facts about child brides | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Millions of girls are married off to adult men every year. They often face much more than you might expect.
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Sheridan Morris's curator insight, February 3, 2014 7:07 PM

Horrified to see this. 

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BBC News - Malala Yousafzai speech in full

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has addressed the United Nations as part of her campaign to ensure free compulsory education for every child. She marke...
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Woman Stats Project

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"We are dedicated to the continual expansion of the WomanStats Database, as well as the pursuit of our research agenda assessing the linkage between the security of women on the one hand, and the security, stability, and behavior of nation-states on the other."

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via FCHC AP HUman Geography

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NOVA | Cleaner Cookstoves in Uganda

NOVA | Cleaner Cookstoves in Uganda | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Changing the way women cook may help protect the environment and reduce the incidence of sexual assault in Uganda.
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The State of Women in the World

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Tags: gender, development, worldwide, poverty.


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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 12, 2013 1:39 PM

Gender Development index - CHapter 9 materials

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:09 AM

This is a great represenaton for showing the unfortunate truth of the state women in the world today.

Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:15 AM

Why are women so unequal to men? Why are women in the Middle East seeing such bad treatment and unequality? How can we fix these problems?

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USAID | Infographic: Why Invest in Women?

USAID | Infographic: Why Invest in Women? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Our second infographic shows how investing in women creates a multiplying effect beyond the individual woman, extending benefits to her family and community."

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Help Her Live

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"As a leading organization that fights global poverty by empowering women and girls, CARE has made reducing maternal mortality one of its top priorities. With more than 50 years of experience and success developing and implementing maternal and child health programs, CARE works directly with women and communities, empowering them with resources and information while affecting policies to ensure that safe pregnancy and birth are a basic human right."

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Family planning drive reaches millions of women and girls

Family planning drive reaches millions of women and girls | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
But report warns population growth could outpace family planning programmes in some countries despite range of contraception initiatives
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We cannot give a woman a cow and expect her to change the world

We cannot give a woman a cow and expect her to change the world | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Jenny Edwards: Gender equality is not straightforward. Let's look beyond targets and tick-boxes, and explore the complexity of women's lives
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"We need to listen to women's experiences to understand what works and what does not; we need to support women in realising their rights and support organisations that help secure them; and we need to tackle the power structures that sustain inequality, and the issues that block women's equal representation in politics and business. What we cannot do is give a woman a cow and expect her to change the world."

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Adolescent girls | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

Adolescent girls | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Latest news and comment on Adolescent girls from the Guardian
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Excellent resource on issues relating to young women.

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Making room for girls

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IN THIS week's print edition we look at an important issue in development economics: how to reduce the gap between the number of girls and boys being educated...
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Whilst overall statistics highlight a narrowing of the gap regarding gendered access to education, the UN statistics also indicate the uneven nature of the improvement in terms of geographical location and age. For older girls in sub-Saharan Africa, the enrolment gap between girls and boys is widening. 

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Global Gender Gap Report 2013

Global Gender Gap Report 2013 | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Global Gender Gap Index seeks to measure one important aspect of gender equality: the relative gaps between women and men, across a large set of countries and across the four key areas of health, education, economy and politics.
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A great up-to-date resource via Seth Dixon.

From the World Economic Forum: "The Index is designed to measure gender-based gaps in access to resources and opportunities in individual countries rather than the actual levels of the available resources and opportunities in those countries. We do this in order to make the Global Gender Gap Index independent from countries’ the levels of development."

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Becca Rimmer's curator insight, February 11, 2014 6:56 AM

Lots of stats on Spain in global context, p.348-9 specifies Spain's stats - shows that Spain has gone down in International ratings over the past few years, although their ratios have not changed much - shows that they are not progressing a the rate other countries are and they are being left behind/overtaken

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Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Makes Appeal at U.N.

Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Makes Appeal at U.N. | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
On her 16th birthday, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the United Nations and called on world leaders to make education available and compulsory for every child.
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Malala’s dreams are up against a rough terrain

Malala’s dreams are up against a rough terrain | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, now recovered from serious injuries after the Taliban shot her last year, delivered a defiant speech to the United Nations General Assembly over the weekend.
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Empowering women to improve food security – what works and why

Empowering women to improve food security – what works and why | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Olivier De Schutter looks at programmes in India and Bangladesh that aim to empower women and concludes that to beat the odds stacked against them, strategies must be transformative
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IFAD: Who we are

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"IFAD is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Seventy-five per cent of the world's poorest people - 1.4 billion women, children and men - live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihoods." Check out the "Topics" tab.

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Women and Land Infographic

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Landesa partners with governments and local NGOs to ensure the world's poorest families have secure land rights, which develops sustainable economic growth and improves education, nutrition, and conservation...

 

Globally speaking, women are the primary agricultural workers yet rarely own land. 


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Michael Crumpton's comment, March 20, 2013 8:38 PM
I'm not quite sure i understand why the woman aren't allowed time saving technalogy if it is they who till the fields. Why is that?
dilaycock's comment, March 21, 2013 1:30 AM
I think the answer lies in the patriarchal nature of many societies in the developing world. Women provide the labour, but are not in a position to make decisions about management of the land. This situation is exacerbated by gender inequities regarding access to education.
Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 9, 2014 5:27 PM

New portion of the AP HUG Outline regarding Women in Agriculture

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Checking Population Growth By Educating Girls

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In Sub Saharan Africa, keeping girls in school through high school increases the benefits for girls, their families, and their communities.
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