Blog entries from: IFAD social reporting blog

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October 25 2014

October 24 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Oct 24 2014, 02:29:00

UN Agencies - IFAD, FAO and WFP, led by the UN Women and with the support of the African Union (AU), last week (October 15 - 17, 2014) co-hosted a Sharefair for Rural Women's Technologies in Nairobi, Kenya, the first of its kind in Eastern and Southern Africa.    The objective of the Sharefair was to showcase agricultural innovations that enhance women's access to labour-saving technologies, as the main players in ensuring family nutrition and household food security.  The event was organized to coincide with the International Day of Rural Women marked yearly on 15 October, with this year's theme, Rural Women and Agriculture; and World Food Day, on 16 October on the theme of Gender, Food and Nutrition Security.

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From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Oct 24 2014, 02:12:00

Farmer organizations implementing the Medium Term Cooperation Program Phase Two (MTCP2) in Asia and the Pacific gather at the Saigon Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 20-22 to celebrate gains in the first year of implementation of a trailblazing program to strengthen their capacities to engage in policy dialogues and deliver services to their members, discuss some issues and prepare future plans of action.

Such gains, reflected in project reports and noted by a supervisory mission in several countries, include greater involvement by farmers and farmer organizations at all levels in agricultural development programs by government and development agencies through expansion and more inclusiveness of farmers' platforms established at national, regional and international levels.

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October 23 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Thu Oct 23 2014, 09:38:00

Written by: Clare Bishop-Sambrook, Lead Technical Specialist, Gender and Social Inclusion, Policy and Technical Advisory Division, IFAD, Rome

Labour-saving devices have been available for decades - so why are women still working 12 hours a week more than men? This topic formed the main theme for a keynote address by Clare Bishop-Sambrook at the InnovationSharefair in Nairobi on International Rural Women's Day on 15 October.

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October 22 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Wed Oct 22 2014, 14:04:00

The best part of my job is when I get to visit the countries and the people who we work with and serve. This time round, I was fortunate enough to visit my first upper-middle-income country: Azerbaijan.

The World Bank estimates that 86 middle-income countries in the world account for just under half of the world's population and they are home to one-third of the people in the world.

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October 21 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Oct 21 2014, 11:30:00

In Hanoi, the steering committee of MTCP2, in support to farmers organisations of Asia and Pacific region, will triple the 2015 annual workplan and budget based on the good results of the Project Year1 and with the support of IFAD, Swiss Development Cooperation and European Commission.

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