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Unsung Heroes of Rural Resilience

PEMBA, Southern Zambia – In scorching heat, Ellen Kacha, inspects her almost failed maize crop, which now looks promising after a rare occurrence this season — normal rainfall for at least two weeks.

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Innovations Boost Income for Women Rice Farmers

MALANVILLE, Benin – Salabanya Tabaitou no longer squints from the irritating wood smoke each time she has to parboil her rice paddy.

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Gender: Empowering women in agriculture

Over 50% of all economically active women in developing regions work in the agricultural sector, but the gender gap persists. It is therefore essential to mainstream gender in production enhancement policies, while also empowering women.

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Coffee: From the nursery to the cup

Cameroon’s export coffee sector has had trouble taking off. But stakeholders who believe in its future are readily integrating into the value chain – right to the consumer’s cup.

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Women Turn Potatoes into Gold in Zimbabwe’s Cities

Harare – Shyline Chipfika, 26, is one of thousands of Zimbabwean women in urban centres who have struck gold by growing potatoes. And a lot of their success has to do with an import ban.

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