Sustainable agriculture is all about creating viable rural livelihoods, whilst feeding a global population and safeguarding the natural environment. Farmers are key to meeting each of these challenges.Read More
To create the key policies a rural woman needs, it is essential to consider the many roles a woman plays. She is a farmer and a mother. She is a bread winner and probably a bread maker. She is ready to invest in her family and to steward her land.
Rural women have a wealth of knowledge and skills that are essential for nurturing and managing the environment, agriculture, local economy, family, community and culture. Yet frequently they are not consulted about policies, development interventions or education programmes that will impact her life.Read More
More than a billion farmers and their families around the world are on the frontline of climate change. Their lives and livelihoods are directly affected by its impact, and they are also vital to implementing many of the solutions we need to help delay and deflect it.Read More
The agricultural sector is critical to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) given the sector’s potential to contribute to increased food security, poverty alleviation and reduced child mortality through better nutrition, among others.
The SDGs emphasize the importance of agriculture and the need to reinvigorate farming worldwide by supporting farmers, increasing investments in research, technology and market infrastructure and extending knowledge sharing. This will catalyse innovation and empower farmers.Read More