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WOMEN empowerment and peer support in the wine industry: community and resilience

WOMEN empowerment and peer support in the wine industry: community and resilience | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Whether they are winemakers, winery owners, cellar managers or sommeliers, women entrepreneurs are increasingly entering the wine industry, evolving in this traditionally masculine world. This trend is noticeable in both the old world and new world wine-producing countries.
Over the last three years, we conducted several studies and conferences in South Africa and France that provided a range of observations and analysis.

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ICARDA: INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2021

ICARDA: INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2021 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

ICARDA is giving the floor to five inspiring female scientists to share their thoughts on the reasons behind underrepresentation of women in some areas of science, as well as share their own experiences, challenges, and achievements as scientists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Find out who they are, the resources they rely on, and how they are transforming agricultural research for development across the world’s dry regions.

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CIHEAM: International Women Day 2021

CIHEAM: International Women Day 2021 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The CIHEAM is a partner of the UfM webinar for International Women's Day 2021 by co-organizing a session dedicated to food security and women in agriculture #IWD2021
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TURKEY: Eskimo-style ice fishing season begins in Turkey's east

TURKEY: Eskimo-style ice fishing season begins in Turkey's east | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Eskimo-style ice fishing has continued this year to be an outdoor activity as well as a source of income in eastern Turkey as one of the largest lakes in the country is frozen amid harsh winter conditions.
Lake Cildir, the second largest lake in Eastern Anatolia, located on the Kars-Ardahan border has been attracting fishers from the Akcakale village every winter when it is frozen.
Fishers get prepared in the early hours of the day and walk on the frozen lake until they reach the area they will fish and throw their nets into the water after opening a hole on the lake.

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FAO: 5 Countries Where Women Play a Vital Role in Agriculture

FAO: 5 Countries Where Women Play a Vital Role in Agriculture | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Empowering women in agriculture is a direct way to provide women with an income and food, which in turn can make entire communities wealthier and safer. The United Nations’ Global Goal 5 aims to achieve gender equality so that women can have equal access to the resources they need to thrive. You can join us and take action on this issue here.

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UN International Rural Women's Day - 15 October

UN International Rural Women's Day - 15 October | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Celebrated on the 15 October, the International Day of Rural Women recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security, and eradicating rural poverty.

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How women can power the green transition

How women can power the green transition | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The shift to sustainable energy gives societies a chance to tackle systemic gender discrimination. Fortunately, governments, firms, universities, and NGOs increasingly recognise the need to make the green transition more diverse and inclusive.
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7 Books by Women About the Climate for International Women's Day

7 Books by Women About the Climate for International Women's Day | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

This Sunday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an annual holiday that has been observed for more than a century. Women are at the forefront of so many social justice movements, and climate activism is no exception. From the onset of the U.S. environmental movement in the 1960s up until present-day, many women have led the way by writing books about how everything from the chemical industry to capitalism to conspicuous consumption impacts planet Earth. 
So if you're looking for a way to celebrate International Women’s Day this year, consider honoring the most important woman of them all — Mother Earth, of course — by reading a book about protecting her. 

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Watch letter -Strengthening the Role of Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas – Obstacles and Opportunities

Watch letter -Strengthening the Role of Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas – Obstacles and Opportunities | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Strengthening the Role of Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas – Obstacles and Opportunities
Co-published by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the CIHEAM, the Watch letter n ° 40 "Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas - Obstacles and opportunities" aims to show different perspectives of the situation in the Mediterranean region by analyzing the challenges and opportunities in the socio-economic, social, environmental, legal and political domains.

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Can better data change the fate of India’s invisible female farmers?

Can better data change the fate of India’s invisible female farmers? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
They make up the backbone of the agriculture sector, but women are often "not counted as farmers" in India. Women’s rights groups are advocating for change — including joint registration of land and a registry of female farmers.
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Opinion | The Myth of Women’s ‘Empowerment’ - The New York Times

Opinion | The Myth of Women’s ‘Empowerment’ - The New York Times | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Development organizations and Western feminists think that empowering poor women means giving them chickens or sewing machines. It doesn’t.
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[ Online discussion ] Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas: obstacles and opportunities in the Mediterranean region - Wikigender

[ Online discussion ] Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas: obstacles and opportunities in the Mediterranean region - Wikigender | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
As part of the publication “Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas: obstacles and opportunities” (September 2018) and the conference “Women4Mediterranean Conference 2018 – Women build inclusive societies” (Lisbon, Portugal, 10- 11 October 2018), during which the “Empowering Women in Rural and Agriculture Areas” (UM-CIHEAM) workshop will take place, Wikigender, CIHEAM and the UfM organize an online discussion on the topic “Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas: obstacles and opportunities “.
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Tunisian Women Producers Making a Mark in a Man's World

Tunisian Women Producers Making a Mark in a Man's World | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Much like wine-making, the world of olive oil is largely a male-dominated industry. This is also true in Tunisia, where one-third of the land is covered in olive groves and 300,000 people work in olive oil production. But many of these are women who are making a significant mark on Tunisia’s fast-growing olive oil industry, even if it’s often from somewhere behind the scenes.

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GENDER: The project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Distance Learning Module

GENDER: The project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Distance Learning Module | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

In response to growing demand for WEAI surveys, IFPRI, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), are developing a distance learning course for WEAI and pro-WEAI. The course will be designed to meet the needs of a range of users (e.g., quantitative analysts, monitoring & evaluation specialists, donors, field supervisors) by teaching specific skills related to the WEAI in an online learning environment. Digital certification will be provided upon successful completion.

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FAO - International Women's Day: Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security

FAO - International Women's Day: Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security in the aftermath of COVID-19, say UN food agency heads ahead of International Women's Day

6 March 2021, Rome - Hunger and famine will persist and there will be unequal recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic unless more women in rural and urban areas hold leadership positions with increased decision-making power, say the heads of the three United Nations' food agencies ahead of their joint International Women's Day event on 8 March.

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JORDAN, female engineers lead the way in sustainable agriculture

JORDAN, female engineers lead the way in sustainable agriculture | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A Norwegian NGO has launched a joint training program to train female engineering graduates in the field of sustainable agriculture, with the aim of both encouraging Jordanian women to join the workforce and fight desertification.
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VIDEOS

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Mainstreaming Gender in Covid-19 recovery responses of Agri-food sectors and rural areas" a side-event co-organized by the UfM and the CIHEAM during the 5th Women4Mediterranean Conference (19/11/2020)

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UN: Invest in rural women, help them build resilience to future crises

UN: Invest in rural women, help them build resilience to future crises | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The COVID-19 pandemic has now affected more than half the world’s women farmers with restrictions on movement, the closure of shops and markets, and disruption to their supply chains”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day of Rural Women.
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How Women Agribusinesses are Boosting Nutrition in Africa | Inter Press Service

How Women Agribusinesses are Boosting Nutrition in Africa | Inter Press Service | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A small but growing number of women are heading up agribusinesses in Africa, some of which are producing innovative products to combat malnutrition. 
While there are no conclusive figures on the number of women participating in agribusinesses across the continent, the African Women in Agribusiness Network (AWAN) states it works in 42 African countries, linking 1,600 women’s networks in different sectors.

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Equal Rights in Food: An Ongoing Discrimination Against Women

Equal Rights in Food: An Ongoing Discrimination Against Women | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Equal Rights in Food: Eliminate legal discrimination against women to advance food security and nutrition
In societies where there is a high degree of gender inequality, there is also a significantly higher proportion of undernourishment among women and girls.
In order to effectively tackle food insecurity, it is necessary to address gender inequality more broadly, particularly the discriminatory policies, laws and social norms that prevent women and girls from participating in society on an equal basis.

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Events -#CIHEAM4WOMEN

Events -#CIHEAM4WOMEN | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

For the International Women's Day, the CIHEAM reiterates its call for investment in the training, capacity building and employment of women in sustainable and innovative food systems
 The CIHEAM Member States unanimously adopted the theme of their 12th Ministerial Meeting "Strengthening the role of young people and women in the Mediterranean food systems. Future opportunities and solutions to meet the challenges"
The CAPMED  2025 (CIHEAM Action Plan for the Mediterranean) which guides the contribution of the CIHEAM to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Mediterranean region, considers the empowerment of women, notably through training, capacity building and employment, as a strategic priority

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International Women’s Day 2020: the UfM joins the movement for an equal future

International Women’s Day 2020: the UfM joins the movement for an equal future | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

In a year that marks the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process, which laid the foundations for the creation of the UfM, its Member States are determined to monitor and assess the progress made in advancing gender equality in the region and update their related strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In line with the 2017 UfM Ministerial Declaration on strengthening the role of women in society, and following a 3-year regional process involving governments and gender experts, the UfM will adopt this month a regional intergovernmental follow-up mechanism on gender balance. This entails concrete indicators that will allow to monitor the progress made on women’s rights and to work collectively to accelerate women’s full participation in the region.

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The Woman Refusing to Let Palestine's Farming Roots Die

The Woman Refusing to Let Palestine's Farming Roots Die | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Vivien Sansour founded The Palestinian Heirloom Library in hopes to revive plants threatened by occupation, climate change, and agribusiness.
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Female Refugees In Lebanon Start An Organic Garden To Supply Their Catering Business

Female Refugees In Lebanon Start An Organic Garden To Supply Their Catering Business | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Burj al-Barajneh Refugee Camp in Lebanon just got its own organic rooftop garden, thanks to the work of women living on the camp site. The garden will allow these women to produce vegetables and herbs for their growing catering company. Soufra was founded by Miriam Shaar, a generational refugee who grew up and lives in the camp, located near Beirut. She was the subject of the 2017 documentary Soufra, which chronicles her efforts to expand her catering business into a food truck entreprise — all with the help of other female refugees living in Burj al-Barajneh.

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UfM Women4Mediterranean Conference 2018 : Women build inclusive societies. Lisbon, Portugal. 10-11 October 2018

UfM Women4Mediterranean Conference 2018 : Women build inclusive societies. Lisbon, Portugal. 10-11 October 2018 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The 2018 edition of Women4Mediterranean comes at a time when the 43 UfM countries adopted a strong Ministerial Declaration with an ambitious action plan where UfM Ministers committed to take the necessary and relevant measures and create policies to promote the equality between women and men, in rights and opportunities, in all spheres of society: political, economic and civil life. Women4Mediterranean 2018 takes place at the Champalimaud Foundation’s Centre for the Unknown, a unique landmark facing the river Tejo in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. The Conference is expected to gather more than 300 high level stakeholders from all sectors involved in gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Euro-Mediterranean region, including country representatives, ministers, local authorities and institutions, parliamentarians, international organizations, civil society platforms, academics, private sector actors, project promoters, personalities with an outstanding commitment towards gender equality, media and youth.

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