Stories tagged: agriculture policy

Four Priorities for Gender-Responsive Agricultural Policies

Dorine Odongo

Dorine Odongo, Senior Communications Manager at African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), outlines four key priorities for food systems’ policy to better support women in Africa as the continent contends with the impacts of climate change and conflict.

Recurring shocks including drought and wars are worsening the food crisis and the gender divide in agriculture, thus damaging efforts toward food security.

Progress toward developing context-specific, gender-responsive innovations for women smallholders to improve production must urgently be accelerated. To do so, technologies that respond to women’s needs must be developed and adopted to help transform Africa’s food systems. Continue reading

Investment for Resilience in African Food Systems

Headshot of Apollos Nwafor

Dr Apollos Nwafor, AGRA’s Vice President for Policy and State Capability, outlines how food systems across Africa can better address malnutrition with increased resilience, investment and cross-sector collaboration. Continue reading