Tag African rural world

Women for Expo – Jane Karuku (AGRA): Africa’s own Green Revolution cannot happen without women

“We need to unleash Africa’s agricultural potential in a way that capitalizes on the extraordinarily large pool of talented women across the continent”, says Jane Karuku, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organization aiming to help smallholder farmers boost their productivity and lift themselves out of poverty.

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Women for Expo – Kudzai Makombe (IPS Africa): Women reporters on the frontline in rural areas

In the context of “Women for Expo”, Afronline interviews Kudzai Makombe, the regional director of the Inter Press Service (IPS) for Africa, who shows women around the continent are ‘rising stars’ in both agriculture and the media. ‘Women are very innovative and constantly adapt to change’, she says. ‘Never underrate a woman’.

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Women for Expo – Tarikua Woldetsadick (CTA): The importance of gender equality begins with mathematics

“No society, no country can achieve sustainable food security or agricultural development by ignoring half of world’s population”, says Tarikua Woldetsadick, in charge of gender strategy at the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), an ACP-EU joint international institution with the mission to advance food and nutritional security and ensure a sustainable use of natural resources in ACP countries. This interview is the first in a series to be published in the framework of “Women for Expo”, a project promoted by Expo 2015.

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Africans Fete Obama & Court Disappointment

For a vast majority of Ugandans, Tuesday January 20, 2009 was an extraordinary day for which they had been waiting with bated breath. In a strange way it felt as if something specifically important for Uganda was happening. That day was the day Barack Obama, the first black President of the United States of America, was being sworn into office.

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YARDs: African rural world’s ambassadors


Francesca Akello and Luckson Katsi are respectively 31 and 28. They both have a promising yet risky destiny. Their CVs are amazing.

Francesca is the head of Malaria Consortium’s Gulu office, in North Uganda. Luckson is a Hydraulic engineer and comes from Zimbabwe, where he is currently working for the NGO CARE International, for which he can use his activities as consultant for local rural authorities and as researcher for the Faculty of Environmental Technology at the Chinhoyi University.

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