“Women’s empowerment leads to improved agricultural productivity”

Empowering women leads to more progressive farmers and greater economic and social opportunities for households in low-income nations, according to a study conducted by Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. “The study was not only able to directly link empowerment with agricultural and household decision-making, but the ability…

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More women to get farming inputs – Zambian agriculture minister

The Zambian government has introduced a gender quota of 45% women for this year’s Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP), said Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya. Local media reports Siliya said the move is in line with government’s plan for economic diversification. “Government wants gender quality in its development agenda and will…

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‘Give 50% land to women’

Zambian Lands Minister Jean Kapata has ordered councils to give 50% of land to women. This while a lawmaker has called for urgent legislation to bar foreigners from owning land in Zambia. Kapata said her directive is predicated on President’s Edgar Lungu’s wish to see 50% of all land allocated…

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Africa can enrich Africa

A strong Africa that can feed her children, keep them healthy, safe and on par with the rest of the world is a dream that can be achieved by 2063 - if the AU (African Union) can realise its regional integration goals. According to Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the…

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