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Health and nutrition
 
News Story
16 July 2021
2021 World Food Prize Winner: Dr. Haraksingh Thilsted

The 2021 World Food prize winner was announced on May 11 as the nutritionist Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago and a citizen of Denmark. She works as Global Lead...

Gender and equality
Trade and production
 
Event
11 November 2020
Development Talks: Women’s economic empowerment

Sida's Development Talks are back with a thrilling webinar on achieving gender equality in the Decade of Action – what measures can accelerate progress for women’s economic empowerment? Can...

Gender and equality
Benefits of Collaborative Purchasing of Local Produce for Women Smallholder Farmers in Kenya
 
News Story
17 November 2017
Shared economy – a low-cost solution to an expensive problem?

Female smallholder farmers have low access to markets due to time constraints, lack of market information and transportation disadvantage. These factors reduce their competitiveness and make them dependent on middlemen.

Gender and equality
Trade and production
Youth
 
Blog Post
22 February 2017
Real-life experiences for understanding women’s economic empowerment

UN Women writes that “Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth”. But is it really that simple?

Gender and equality
Youth
 
Blog Post
13 November 2016
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.

Gender and equality
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
News Story
21 April 2016
Women’s cattle ownership in Botswana. Rebranding gender relations?

Are women able to benefit from their cattle ownership? A recent study by SLU researcher Andrea Petitt shows how they can do it. Cattle are often portrayed as a male affair in Botswana. However, venturing out into the Kalahari countryside to scratch the surface of this state of affairs, another picture emerges.

Gender and equality
Trade and production
 
News Story
7 March 2014
The Whole Package for Africa’s Women Farmers

It’s not enough to sing their praises: let’s work on legal rights, market access, community-based support, and more equitable households say Melinda Fones Sundell and Marion Davis.