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African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) works toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for Africa by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. We invest in African scientists, research institutions, and agribusinesses so that they can deliver agricultural innovations that better respond to the needs and priorities of a diversity of women and men across Africa’s agricultural value chains.
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    Sustained growth and improved governance in Africa’s agriculture sector are critical to meeting the continent’s development goals. Read more on policies required to transform Africa's #agrifood systems, via @IFPRI
    https://www.ifpri.org/publication/2020-annual-trends-and-outlook-report-sustaining-africas-agrifood-system-transformation#.YJkiYTSZg04.twitter via @AddThis

    We must combine social and technological innovation to make the world’s agri-food systems healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable, according to a new expert panel report from the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability...

    The Global Food Systems 5050 Initiative: Tracking and promoting progress on gender equality amid food systems transformation.



    🏆 COMING SOON: 2021 @WorldFoodPrize Laureate Announcement!
    Join @stinson_bl along with U.S. Sec. of State @ABlinken, U.S. Sec. of #Ag @SecVilsack, and @UN_Nutrition Chair Naoko Yamamoto on May 11 at 9 am EDT.


    Do you have a solution to build a better food future for everyone, everywhere? Submit to the Food Systems Game Changers Lab — a program from @OpenIDEO, @eatforum, @thoughtforfoodorg, @RockefellerFdn, and many other collaborators in support of @FoodSystems https://ideo.in/31aRtjU

    Let's bring together all voices to build a better food future. We launched the Bridging the Digital Divide Toolkit for the #FoodGameChangers Lab! Dive in and see how can create more equitable participation in @FoodSystems: https://ideo.in/3wAnnEM

    Women & youths are crucial in agriculture, especially in the promotion of digital services & commercialization of research products. Therefore, we're playing an active role in gender mainstreaming in agriculture towards achieving the SDG, says @Akinbamijo1 director @FARAinfo.

    Women are the backbone of African agriculture, doing most of the work to produce, process, and market our food. But women in agriculture are largely underrepresented & under-resourced. @FARAinfo hopes to change this through strategic gender mainstreaming in Africa. #FARAgender

    Agricultural value chains begin at research. Scientists & researchers must be encouraged to develop gender-responsive innovations in agriculture, notes @wanjirukr, director @AWARDFellowship. #FARAgender #Agspirations

    We must apply a gender lens in all that we do towards strengthening our food systems in Africa, keynotes @jemimah_njuki, director for Africa @IFPRI. #FARAgender #GenderinAg #Agspriations

    Dr. Jane Ininda, head of seed research and systems development @AGRAAlliance and an AWARD Mentor, talks to PeoplePlus about her role as a woman leader in science and the impact of their work in Africa’s #agriculture.


    Have you signed up for the upcoming Webinar on "Gender-Responsive Investments in Africa's Agriculture for Inclusive #foodsystems?"
    📅 March 4 🕐 9AM GMT
    Register here: https://bit.ly/2S6d7Vc #OneCGIAR @FoodSystems @CGIAR @CORAFNews @YPARD @FARAinfo @AWARDFellowship

    [Save the date: 4 May | 11.00-14.00 (CEST)]

    There is an urgent need to strengthen #Africa-n #women’s voice in the agricultural sciences.

    A virtual #IndependentDialogue organized by @FARAinfo & @AWARDFellowship: register now!

    ✍️https://www.leap4fnssa.eu/event/agora_gender-responsive-investments-in-africas-agriculture-for-inclusive-food-systems/ #agriculture #FoodSystems

    What we are reading:

    Women’s Economic Empowerment Critical For Sustainable Post-Covid Recovery, African Development Bank Country Gender Profiles Show


    Bridging the gender gap in #STEM calls for bold and transformative steps and implementing holistic approaches, including the right policies to address women’s underrepresentation in science leadership. Read more
    @IntVetVaccNet @BecAHub @roslininstitute

    Join stakeholders in #Ag sector as they discuss game-changing solutions that will enhance gender-responsive investments in Africa’s agricultural research and development for inclusive #foodsystems.
    Register here: https://bit.ly/2S6d7Vc @AWARDFellowship @FARAinfo @CGIAR

    Have you registered for the Gender-Responsive Investments in Africa’s Agriculture for Inclusive Food Systems webinar?
    Join us, @FARAinfo and @YPARD on Tuesday, May 04, 2021, at 9 am GMT.
    Register here: https://bit.ly/2S6d7Vc
    #FARAgender #CAADPXP4 #TAATCDTOgender

    📗Our #Publication; Strategies for Transforming Smallholder Farming in Africa, is one of our latest books highlighting our commitment to Feeding Africa #FeedAfrica #FoodSystems #FARAAfrica #FARAinfo
    Download here ⤵️

    The world’s ability to feed its growing — and increasingly hungry — population will depend on a culture of openness in research and data sharing, a debate on the future of agricultural research heard. - http://SciDev.Net https://www.scidev.net/global/news/create-open-data-culture-to-feed-hungry-world-experts/

    #Savethedate: 📅 March 4 🕐 9am GMT. @FARAinfo in partnership with @AWARDFellowship & @YPARD will convene an independent virtual dialogue on Gender-Responsive Investments in Africa’s Agriculture for Inclusive #foodsystems
    Register here: https://bit.ly/2S6d7Vc @FoodSystems

    Update on #RSIF Cohort 3 selection. Grants for Digital Innovations in West Africa - Call now open! - https://mailchi.mp/icipe/rsif-weekly-vol2-no15

    #scholarship #grants #innovation #HigherEd #Research #SDGs @icipe @BioInnovate @AAU_67 @OacpsProgramme @ecowas_cedeao @FARAinfo @AgroFondation @GearboxKe


    How might we build a better food future for everyone, everywhere? Share your ideas to the #FoodGameChangers Lab from @EATforum, @OpenIDEO, @thoughtforfood_ @RockefellerFdn, and gain access to resources and potential partners

    Nominations now open!
    Deadline: June 15

    The $10,000 Borlaug Field Award recognises exceptional, young pioneers working in the agricultural sector under the age of 40. #BFA21 @WorldFoodPrize


    Any ideas, @YPARD @thoughtforfood_ @CsaCsayn @AWARDFellowship?

    More research is needed on the role of women’s collectives to help meet health, food and economic needs of women and families during the pandemic. See how @CGIARgender is leading efforts to generate new evidence.
    👉 http://bit.ly/3f4wAz0 #GenderinAg @WLE_CGIAR @Cipotato

    What we are reading:
    "The Linkages Between Migration, Agriculture, Food Security, And Rural Development" by @FAO

    What we are reading:
    “TAAT Gender Mainstreaming Guide” a book by @FARAinfo and @AWARDFellowship on #gender considerations in designing and implementing interventions.
    Available for free download: https://bit.ly/3dN3ZNm

    #EarthDay: Food loss & waste costs more than $310 billion per year, 40% of which occurs after harvest & early in the supply chain. #ICYMI, powering sustainable #FoodSystems can help address this issue according to @Agnes_Kalibata & @KristinaSkierka https://bit.ly/3gz0c8w @ProSyn

    Are you an early career researcher in Africa looking to increase your knowledge in bioinformatics & population genomics in livestock? Then register for our free training course by 10 May ➡️ https://bit.ly/3guKGuc @_SLU @ILRI @GCRF @ScotFundCouncil @GrowingYourIdea @CGIAR

    It is #EarthDay! We are excited to highlight the work our #OnePlanetFellowship Laureate Candidates are doing to help #smallholders cope with the effects of #climatechange in Africa.
    @Agrofondation @FondationBNPP @gatesfoundation @IDRC_CRDI @EU_Commission


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