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  • As the impacts of climate change and conflicts threaten progress towards addressing global hunger, we need to apply new thinking in agriculture. Agricultural innovation can strengthen the resilience of agri-food systems and offer adaptation strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

  • Size of land owned by women in Africa is 20 to 70 per cent less than that owned by men. Female households (households without male adult) have 45 per cent less land on an average. In fact, 25.2 per cent of female, as compared with 23.7 per cent of male, are food insecure in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Gender equality is a fundamental human right but remains a distant dream for many women worldwide.

  • Any fitness expert will tell you, you can’t outrun a bad diet. No matter how hard you work at the gym, an unhealthy diet can halt your weight-loss or muscle-gain agenda. 

  • The industrialisation of agriculture falls mainly within typically male areas of decision-making, including the economic risks involved. These areas include the competitive use of machinery, agrochemicals and high-breeding plant varieties; the cultivation of cash crops and the breeding of large livestock for supra-regional markets.

  • As you age, it’s important to start thinking about how to maintain or even improve your brain function. People are living longer than ever, yet this increased longevity is often accompanied by mental degradation.

  • As 2018 comes to an end, extreme poverty is at the lowest level in recorded history but is expected to become increasingly concentrated in one region.

  • Minette Batters, a beef farmer from Wiltshire in southern England, is becoming the public face of farming in much of Britain.

  • We’ve all heard numerous times that eating a balanced, healthy diet and getting regular exercise are the keys to losing and keeping weight off. But did you also know that getting (or not getting) enough sleep can affect the number on your scale as well?

  • Many people think of hair loss as something with which only men struggle. In reality, though, many women also deal with it, especially as they get older. In fact, 40 percent of women experience visible hair loss by the time they reach age 40.

  • The World Bank recently released an interesting book titled Agriculture in Africa: Telling Myths from Facts. It covers a wide range of topics from smallholder land access, post-harvest losses, financing of agricultural inputs, agricultural labour productivity and women’s work in agriculture amongst others.

  • African women are often at the heart of communities dealing with huge changes related to economic development and shoulder the burden of environmental mismanagement. These concerns are multi-layered, and range from agrarian justice through to extractivism, but one issue that particularly clearly demonstrates the importance of African ecofeminism today is the threat to seed biodiversity.

  • Over half of Africa’s farmers are women. They could be our next generation of entrepreneurs, driving the agricultural revolution our continent needs to feed its growing population and boost its economies.

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