Improving the productivity of female farmers can step forward Malawi’s development and address its staggering poverty levels. But how to do that?
Ahead of their planned field trip to Malawi, we at SIANI, hosted a short preparatory session with a class of the Global College (“Globala Gymnasiet”) in Stockholm, to discuss topics around smallholder farming, #ZeroHunger, and rural poverty.
A gender lens was applied to a wide range of agricultural research topics in one of the parallel sessions on Thursday morning (Sep 26th). As is often the case at the gender related discussions, a female dominated audience filled the room and speakers and facilitator were all women. However, as the session commenced about a quarter of seats were occupied by men.
Doktor Linley Chirwona-Karltun och hedersdoktor Inge Gerremo på Sveriges jordbruksuniversitet (SLU) ställer frågan hur en nyvald kvinnlig ordförande för Afrikanska unionen (AU) och den kvinnliga presidenten för Malawi skulle kunna göra en skillnad i kampen mot hunger och i främjandet av jämställdhet.