Equity & Gender

Can we reduce malaria by luring malaria mosquitoes?

Synthetic rice odour blend lures gravid malaria mosquitoes

The increased use of irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito – an important malaria vector – particularly in rice paddies. A research team led from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences now shows that rice odours attract females, and elicit egg laying.

The 2030 Agenda and Ecosystems - New report

The 2030 Agenda and Ecosystems - A discussion paper on the links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals.

New report by Torbjörn Ebenhard from CBM; and Maria Schultz and Tristan D. Tyrrell from SwedBio.

IFAD AgTalks: Young innovators tell their stories

AgTalks presents the latest thinking, trends and research on policies and innovation in small-scale farming. This session, titled "Whassup with Agriculture? Young innovators tell their stories" focuses on how young people are engaging in agriculture, and how more young people can be motivated to do the same.

Student-led Initiatives Aim to Promote Agriculture on U.S. Campuses

Across the United States, students are developing initiatives to promote agriculture and increase access to healthy food on campus.  

Is gender inequality in Africa about culture or is it about poverty?

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2012), a Nigerian Author and feminist.