Advertisements
RSS

The African First Ladies Summit : Panel Discussion on Subsistence to Security: Providing Opportunities & Improving Agricultural Outcomes for Female Farmers

02 Jul
The African First Ladies Summit : Panel Discussion on Subsistence to Security:  Providing Opportunities & Improving Agricultural Outcomes for Female Farmers

At the African First Ladies summit, second panel discussion topic underway. The discussion is on Subsistence to Security: Providing Opportunities & Improving Agricultural Outcomes for Female Farmers

20130702-171337.jpg

Moderator: Dr. Jemimah Njuki – Global Coordinator, Pathwaysband CARE Tanzania’s Women in Agriculture Program

Panelists:
Martin Fisher – Co-Founder and CEO, KickStart International
Josephine Okot – MD Victoria Seeds Ltd
Mary Rono – Dairy Farmer – Land O’Lakes Beneficiary Kenya
Sherry-Lee Singh – Project Manager, Massmart Supplier Development Fund.

Panel Overview.

Research shows that the majority of those who produce, process, and market Africa’s food are women. Specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa, women contribute 60 to 80 percent of the labor in both food production for household consumption and for sale. While women are at least half of the workforce in agriculture, access to resources such as land, credit and other services in rural communities continue to be limited, and inequality in different agriculture value chains is a substantial challenge. A Food and Agriculture Organization study found that national agricultural output could increase by as much as four percent if female farmers were granted equal access to resources like land and fertilizers. This panel addresses the most effective and innovative strategies to overcoming gender disparities and increasing women’s roles in agricultural development. Specifically, this panel highlights programs and technologies that are providing access to consumer markets, improving farming techniques, and using technology to increase yield and accelerate productivity. Finally, the panel highlights how governments, non-profits, and corporations can move the focus on agriculture beyond development and towards business growth, economic opportunity and food security.

Follow Live webcast for the African First Ladies Summit here : http://bit.ly/11WaC53 #investinwomen

MJ

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 2, 2013 in Tanzania News

 

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: