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Winrock International: Putting ideas to work
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works all over the world. The mission of this organization is "to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources". Winrock ...
Agroforestry: A perfect marriage
(Greensboro, NC: School of Agricultural and Environmental Design, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2009)
An agroforestry project that marries forestry with farming - and scientific research with international development - is beginning to bear fruit.
Women in agriculture
(IAASTD (International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development), 2009)
This section of the "Agriculture at a Crossroads Synthesis Report" focuses on women in agriculture and the need for gender equity in agricultural knowledge, science, and technology (AKST). The authors discuss the changes ...
Health Consequences of Rural Women's Productive Role in Agriculture in the Philippines and Other Developing Countries.
(Bridgewater, MA: Bridgewater State College, 2009)
This article evaluates the type of information available concerning gender literature and how it can affect the understanding of women's productive roles in farm work and their health status. The results show that women's ...
Gender, water, and climate change in Sonora, Mexico: Implications for policies and programmes on agricultural income-generation
This article concentrates on the viability of gendered agricultural production in Sonora, Mexico in the framework of climate change. Sonora, Mexico was selected as the study area because fruit and vegetable family production ...
Agroenvironmental transformation in the Sahel: Another kind of "Green Revolution"
(Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2009)
Within the last thirty years in the West African Sahel, farmers have started to implement agroenvironmental practices which have allowed them to improve the soil quality and increase crop yields. Using two examples of land ...
An analysis of socio-economic and environmental sustainability of goat production in the Taurus Mountain Villages in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey, with consideration of gender roles
This article studies the socio-economic and environmental sustainability of goat raising in the villages of the Taurus Mountains located in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey with attention to gender roles. The ...
Resilience, power, culture, and climate: A case study from semi-arid Tanzania and new research directions
The impacts of climate change are likely to have many gender and equity dimensions. However, very little research exists to guide gender-sensitive approaches in adapting to climate change. The authors of this article examine ...