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UNGA_2011 Women & Agriculture - YouTube

Short film that looks at the challenges and solutions for growing enough food in developing countries.

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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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Farmers call for government support

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Farmers urge the next government to give agriculture a boost at the 2015 election - with a list of demands to increase food production and help business.

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Local farmer in Fortune magazine - Sidney Daily News (subscription)

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Local farmer in Fortune magazine
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Jeff has been farming full time since 2010, but agriculture has been in his heart and soul forever.
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Bats ... a farmer's best friend? - The Southern

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Bats ... a farmer's best friend? The Southern At first glance, it appears as if Southern Illinois University graduate student Josiah Maine is trying to catch moose, elk, bear or other huge creatures on the closed areas of Horseshoe Lake State Fish...
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26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates |

26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates | | ICT4Ag  2013 the digital springboard for inclusive agriculture | Scoop.it
Are you struggling to find ideas for posts on Twitter, Facebook and Google+? This article helps you deliver a never-ending supply of social media updates.
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New farmer's market in works for Muhlenberg Co. - 14 News WFIE Evansville

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New farmer's market in works for Muhlenberg Co.
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Muhlenberg County officials recently found out that the area had been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Kentucky Farmers Market Grant Program.
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A farmer-cook digs deep to write of truth and joy - The Seattle Times

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A farmer-cook digs deep to write of truth and joy The Seattle Times We're touring land the 51-year-old Seattle native bought 23 years ago, purchased on a whim back when a whim was affordable, and described in his first book, “Growing a Farmer.”...
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EarthAudit : Une plate forme agriTIC pas comme les autres!

EarthAudit : Une plate forme agriTIC pas comme les autres! | ICT4Ag  2013 the digital springboard for inclusive agriculture | Scoop.it
Social Reporting at the ICT4Ag conference
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Les Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (TIC) ne cessent de produire ses merveilles et le secteur agricole africain n’est pas en reste. Différentes  plates-formes ont été mis en ligne pour regrouper les coopératives agricoles où ils peuvent connaitre le prix des différents produits sur le marché, et aussi vendre leur produits. Un exemple marquant est la réussite de Agri Profocus et ses AgriHub dans différents pays africain dont particulièrement au Kenya,Ouganda, Rwanda, Mali et aussi en RDCongo

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Hackhaton: réussir son projet de startup

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Social Reporting at the ICT4Ag conference
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Nombreux sont les entrepreneurs à travers le monde qui partagent le  rêve de mettre en place une startup, mais combien y arrive ? 

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ICTs to differentiate Genuine v/s Fake products

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Social Reporting at the ICT4Ag conference
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Most of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are being defeated by farming. Let’s explain this by a simple example from Uganda: A farmer goes to an agro-chemical supplier to purchase a herbicide to spray weeds in his garden. He does the spraying, but after 7-14 days, he goes to the garden and realizes that instead of decreasing, the weed has instead grown further. He is frustrated and ponders the next step. This is probably because he bought a herbicide that was not genuine

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Dr. Micheal Hailu - ICT4Ag13 Conference - Kigali, Rwanda

Dr. Micheal Hailu, the Director of CTA provides an insight to the Plug and Play Day of the ICT4Ag13 Conference held from the 4th - 8th of November in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Twitter / CGIAR: the capacity development, youth ...

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the capacity development, youth & icts in ag session is about to begin #ICT4Ag13 #c1 social reporting with @tsehay http://t.co/ky2nJlVVIB
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Ethiopia’s Agriculture ministry rolls out specialized phone service for farmers

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The Ethiopian government has rolled out a new phone service that farmers can call to get information on crops in their native languages. The 8028 service also “pushes” targeted information to peop...

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How much do you know about Farmer Field Schools

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RT @FAOKnowledge: How much do you know about Farmer Field Schools? Test your knowledge: http://t.co/4TvlFY0om7 #UNFAO #FFS http://t.co/YNo…
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Sterling farmer works to open an organic grocery store - Kenai Peninsula Online

Sterling farmer works to open an organic grocery store
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Sackett has owned Sackett's Kenai Grill in Cooper Landing for 17-years and recently turned over daily operations to his son.
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Rwandans Balk at Price of Improved Cooking Stoves - Voice of America

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Learn How Public Policies Affect Agriculture - National Hog Farmer

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Learn How Public Policies Affect Agriculture
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The first publication, The End of the Direct Payment Era in U.S.
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Farmer urges measures to aid women battling climate change - Reuters AlertNet

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Farmer urges measures to aid women battling climate change Reuters AlertNet Women want to adapt to new ways of farming, but often lack access to technology and sufficient expertise to find out how they can benefit from it, says Susan Carlson from...
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Citizen participation through radio and mobile phone convergence

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Social Reporting at the ICT4Ag conference
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The omnipresence  of mobile phones, their ability to ease access to various services andlow cost of maintenance, make it rewarding for people to use them as tools for enabling citizen participation in policy debates, to improve service delivery and to provide access to various information and communication services that impact their socio-economic development.

The convergence of radio and mobile phones have increased the impact of citizen participation on social and economic development. Citizen participation is becoming a common phenomenon, which has also been adopted in the agricultural sector. One of the successful initiatives integrating citizen participation in agriculture through radio and mobile phone convergence is TRAC FM.

 

TRAC FM enables citizens to have a say through interactive radio-talk shows and SMS polls. The web platform enables citizens to participate in a meaningful public debate through interactive radio shows and SMS. Respondent data is enhanced with demographic data through mobile phone surveys. The data is used as feedback to gain in sight into public opinion, to promote awareness and to measure impact. With experience and innovation that has been built up on three years, over 24 radio stations have been connected since 2010.

In Uganda alone, over 60,000 people participated in radio polls using the TRAC FM platform. An example is  an Agriculture Education drama with an entertaining spot called My Children. Broadcasted in six languages by ten radio stations in Uganda, reaching 350,000 households in 13 districts.

Citizen participation through radio and mobile phone convergence is a successful initiative that can be replicated in many other countries. It promotes public debate, raise awareness and helps to collect data. It uses a toll free number so that radio listeners are motivated to participated. The platform also helps stakeholders to assess listeners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices.  The software for the platform is customizable and is therefore replicable. As Ambrose, a Radio Listener from Uganda puts it, TRAC FM makes them be part of the running of their society.

 Blogpost by Simon Wandila, Social Reporter for the ICT4Ag conference.

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Farmer Connect: Increasing food production to meet growing demand

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Social Reporting at the ICT4Ag conference
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Farmer connect is a platform that serves more than 100,000 farmers mainly concentrated in India and Haiti. The platform currently has 264 agencies working in emerging economies to improve farmer yields, while strengthening agricultural markets and supporting the agricultural ecosystem.

Farmer connect is an end to end farmer management platform that combines social, cloud, mobile brought together. It is free to get started, requires no software, no hardware and no training

According to SUNERA, the company pioneering farmer connect, “the tool is the world’s only personalised and contextual agricultural extension platform to improve the effectiveness of programs aimed at mobile connectivity and ICT

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ICT4Ag: diving off the springboard and into the deep-end of ICTs

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Social Reporting at the ICT4Ag conference
DJEGBENOU Romuald's insight:

En route to Kigali for the ICT4Ag conference, I was almost internet free for 24 hours given my long flight. What if I had a work emergency? How would I get this blog piece written and posted in time? This made me think about how much in fact we all depend on technology. Technology has not only changed the way that we work but by default, also the way we think and live.

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L’agriculture plus sexy que jamais !

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ICT4ag13 - ICT Can Help Youth Return to Farms, Solve Africa's Agricultural ... - AllAfrica.com

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The ICT for Agriculture 2013(ICT4ag13) conference officially opened on Tuesday in Kigali, Rwanda.
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From Kigali ICT Summit - Can You Cook Online? - AllAfrica.com

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