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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    .@CGIAR researchers are applying the concept of “interplay” to make digital technologies part of inclusive #foodsystems.

    Read about it in the Alliance of @BiovIntCIAT_eng’s Annual Report.

    👉 https://alliancebioversityciat.org/2020-annual-report/digital-inclusion


    The @MawazoInstitute delights in equipping young African women to conduct high quality #research and get the general public engaged with their work. Published by Agronomy, is an article featuring Maysoon Osman, a Mawazo Exchange Fellow.....
    Read: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/11/9/1680

    Urgent measures are required to support #agricultural practices for farmers to adapt to #climatechange and increase production while ensuring markets work effectively. This requires fair market prices and support for investments.
    Read more: https://bit.ly/3vNXG3T

    How can we shift capital out of high-carbon, unequal, extractive food assets and into inclusive, climate-smart, circular business models that benefit the people and planet? For starters, there are five ways.
    Find out:https://bit.ly/2ZecNHf
    #foodsystems #climatechange

    @AWARDFellowship @Dorinebolo We want to hear innovations stories from agriculture and climate champions at #COP26! 🌎

    Join the #ClimateShot 👉 http://climateshot.earth

    Interested in working at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center?
    @CIMMYT is seeking to hire an Assistant Research Associate.

    Application deadline: October 31, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply: https://bit.ly/3vxosxa

    This is an exciting #PhD opportunity to study #gender based violence in African #foodsystems👇Please share amongst your networks🙏 @RTB_CGIAR @RtBfoods @CGIARgender @IITA_CGIAR @CGIARnutrition @A4NH_CGIAR @CGIAR
    #food #GBV #scholarship


    Even if assessments of empowerment are imperfect, having thoughtful measures that shine a light on the multiple dimensions of empowerment are important to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality.
    Read more: https://bit.ly/3A2KIQ8 GenderinAg @Ruth_Meinzen_D @CGIAR

    African food systems can only be transformed when African voices are put at the center of agricultural and food-systems research.
    @AWARDFellowship’s @Dorinebolo provides some critical steps to ensuring African ag research is effective and inclusive.

    At the peak of COVID-19 in 2020, 2018 AWARD Fellow, Dr. Abla Mondedji went in for her Advanced Science Training (AST) placement @Cirad an experience that saw her strengthen her scientific writing skills and publish more.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/3jiMHdH

    Funded research placements for women are critical for a sustainable pipeline of outstanding women scientists. How can research funders be more intentional in supporting such interventions?
    @CGIARgender @ICRAF @MawazoInstitute

    It can never be over emphasized that Farmers are a crucial part in this effort to put food on our tables because they produce primary food products for all.

    We wish you a happy World Food

    Building back and better in Africa’s agriculture lies in strengthening our #research systems and ensuring our #agricultural innovations are responding to our needs.
    Asking the right questions at the right time is a good start.

    #foodsystems #gendergap

    Closing the #gendergap in science need commitment from all stakeholders and strong and intentional female lead within the agricultural research institutions and not just as part of affirmative action.


    This year #InternationalDayOfRuralWomen celebrates the vital role that women & girls LIVING IN RURAL AREAS play in building food system and participating in trade.
    @_AfricanUnion themed today “Strengthening the contribution of rural women to sustainable food systems and trade”

    #RuralWomen remain an integral part of families and #foodsystems, delivering care, comfort, meals and income in communities everywhere🌎

    For the International Day of #RuralWomen we highlight stories supporting their resilience: https://bit.ly/3BYVj0p #GenderinAg @CGIAR @ILRI

    Happy #InternationalDayOfRuralWomen . Many rural women depend on food systems for their livelihoods, diets and economic well being. Our goal is to make food systems just and equitable. Their voices must be heard and their leadership recognized at all levels @CGIARgender @IFPRI

    #podcast: Inclusive #leadership in the #agricultural context provides an ecosystem in which we all thrive.
    #Episode2 of our #AgSpirations podcast brings to you the story of the potential of inclusive leadership in Africa!
    Listen now: https://bit.ly/3a5ZCus

    Amid intensifying climate shocks, can small- & medium-scale agribusinesses in eastern & southern Africa find a way of delivering improved nutrition, better public health outcomes & enhanced food security?

    CGIAR believes the answer is YES ✅ 👉 https://on.cgiar.org/3v6i5AF


    #Ag research and #foodsystems are inextricably linked, and for Africa, #research remains fundamental for development and growth. How can we ensure our research is effective and practical?
    Read more on this thought-provoking op-ed by AWARD's @Dorinebolo

    Let’s invest in developing the next generation of gender researchers for robust, sustainable #GenderinAg research ~ @ncdehaan @CGIARgender #CultivatingEquality21 @AWARDFellowship

    Gender #research is not just about looking at numbers of women. It’s about investigating the differences in the needs of men & women for longer term solutions’ Rosanne Diab of @GenderInSITE at #CultivatingEquality21 #genderinag @AWARDFellowship

    Do you think gender research in agriculture is sufficiently visible?

    "There have been huge changes and huge investments from several sides including @FAO . Things have changed but we still have a long way to go" @ncdehaan

    #CultivatingEquality21 @AWARDFellowship @Dorinebolo

    " We need to move beyond being gender sensitive to gender transformative." Roseanne Diab, @GenderInSITE

    @AWARDFellowship @Dorinebolo #CultivatingEquality21

    "We are aware of the importance of #gender lens. How can we actually make a difference on the ground to achieve gender transformation?" Roseanne Diab, @GenderInSITE

    #CultivatingEquality21 #GenderinAg @AWARDFellowship @Dorinebolo @GenderSmart_EU

    #CultivatingEquality21 is here! Going live in a few hours. Excited to hear new, well-informed narratives and discourses as we overcome myths around gender in agriculture and food systems
    Join us: https://bit.ly/C-equality2021 #GenderinAg #OneCGIAR @GenderSmart_EU @CGIAR @ILRI

    The @CGIAR Leadership and mentorship program led by @cgiargender, @AWARDFellowship will build capacity of the researchers in ✔️mentorship ✔️leadership✔️ coaching and ✔️networking to advance their careers and accelerate their research
    Read more: https://bit.ly/3a64RKq #OneCGIAR

    Have you registered for the Cultivating Equality 2021 Conference? There is still time.

    Register today and catch up with the AWARD session on October 12, 2021, from 1130hrs to 1300hrs CEST.

    @CGIARgender @CGIAR


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