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Empowering women

ICARDA is raising the capacity of women farmers in Afghanistan, enhancing their contributions to food security and household income. 
On International Day for Rural Women we call for empowerment strategies that reflect women's immediate needs and priorities.  
Despite prevailing social constraints, village-based seed enterprises are providing a route to empowerment.
Agricultural extension programs often fail to target women effectively. An ICARDA initiative in Tunisia asks why and challenges prevailing constraints. 
What are the gender aspects involved in management? ICARDA's Dr. Karin Reinprecht explains at an in-house seminar held in November.
Comprising nearly half of the agricultural workforce in Afghanistan, women in rural parts of the country are still among the most marginalized. They lack access to knowledge and technologies and are...
Mouna Mechri lives in Tunisia and is completing her last year of PhD on agronomy. Recently, she was selected for training under the  Young Agricultural Scientists Program (YASP),  a component of the...
Women in Afghanistan comprise a majority of Afghanistan’s agricultural workforce, but are among the world’s most marginalized. Low education as well as a lack of access to training and technologies...
An ICARDA initiative targeting female livestock producers used a market-driven approach to establish a self-sustaining value chain linked to export markets.
Promoting the distribution and management of goats has generated enormous benefits for some of Afghanistan's poorest and most vulnerable women.
What are the constraints facing women farmers in the dry areas, and how can we overcome their limited access to technologies, inputs, and information?
Women are playing an increasing role in Afghanistan's agricultural sector, and are key to the country's development and reconstruction.

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