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A new paper reveals women’s lack of ownership of productive land, and access to agriculture service organisations in West and East Africa are indeed affecting their ability to build a climate-resilient future.

Food production, climate change and gender. An inter-linked and deeply intriguing research combination that, despite genuine efforts, we still know very little about.

Lack of evidence on how men and women farmers are differently impacted by and adapt to climate change is also why gender-conversations still revolve around theories. It is not until recently that sex-aggregated data has started to make headway, further helping to build momentum to take gender-issues more seriously, both internally within research institutions and externally in rural communities. Find out...





Dr. Juliana Rwelamira: Dr. Rwelamira is a Tanzanian national and the past Vice President of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. She is currently the Managing Director of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a position she has held since 2009. Her key role is to oversee its Africa-based operations from Addis Ababa, as it re-organises to meet the challenges of a green revolution in Africa. An agricultural economist by profession with over 35 years of experience in agricultural and agribusiness development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Juliana is a passionate and true advocate of agriculture as a means of achieving true economic growth in Africa. Read more

Dr. Hugo De Groote: Hugo is a Principal Scientist/Agricultural Economist at at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Kenya. He has an M.Sc. in tropical agriculture from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin, U.S.A. His research activities include the economic analysis and participatory evaluation of new technologies (stress resistant maize varieties, nutritionally enhanced maize varieties, crop management techniques and analysis of policies and institutions relevant to these technologies (such as seed systems, credit and extension, and biotechnology policies. Read more


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