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Empowering Women as a crucial ingredient for the success of the 2030 agenda

With only eight years to 2030, empowering women and ensuring gender equality is a vital step for ensuring an inclusive, holistic and efficient approach to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), women in agriculture represent around 45% of the labour force in developing countries, with the percentage...
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Gender inclusive workshop at SmartAgriHubs final event

DEMETER has organised a workshop at the SmartAgriHubs final event focused on ‘Addressing gender inequality in the agri sector: an inclusive value chain’.  The challenges that the agriculture sector faces are well documented. These include environmental and economic sustainability concerns. Furthermore, there is a pressing need to attract more women and young people to the...
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Women in Agriculture – Georgian Farmers’ Association

In this blog post, Irina Tkhelidze, Project Manager at the Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) and DEMETER partner shares with us the many initiatives they are involved with to support women in agriculture. The economic empowerment of women is of paramount importance and an absolute prerequisite to achieve gender equality and sustainable development. Unfortunately, at the...
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IoF2020 Final Event Summary

François Lienard, IoF2020 Ecosystem Development, Schuttelaar & Partners International. IoF2020 recently held its final event that lasted three days and was filled with over 40 presentations and sessions showing the various trials and tribulations faced by the project. With over 500 visitors, 35 interactive booths, 120 speakers and guests the event was a great success....