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Mustafa Şahin: Women farmers are our priority in agricultural production

Press release… Izmir Provincial Directorate of Agriculture delivered production materials and equipment to the “Orange Hands Agricultural Cooperative”, which operates in Menderes – Gümüldür region and consists entirely of women producers, at a ceremony organised. Speaking at the ceremony, Izmir Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry Mustafa Şahin emphasised that …

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NESE CAKIR SAYRAN: AFTER THE FAO TRAINING, I SEE THAT THERE IS A COMMON AWARENESS

“Leaving No One Behind: Greater Involvement and Empowerment of Rural Women in Türkiye and Central Asia” The project is funded by the Government of Türkiye under the FAO-Türkiye Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP II). The overall objective is to provide policy support, capacity development and knowledge generation in order …

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN; 15 OCTOBER

The theme for the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All”, highlights the essential role that rural women and girls play in the food systems of the world. From production of crops to processing, preparing and distributing foods, women’s labour – paid and …

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WHY WOMEN ARE KEY TO AFRICA’S FOOD SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION

Introduction Women are essential to transforming Africa’s agrifood systems and attaining the continent’s job creation, growth and health agendas. Close to two-thirds of African women are employed in agrifood systems in roles ranging from farmers to agrodealers to educators to traders. Women also play a lead role in supporting the …

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DR. COSKUN SEREFOGLU: DO CREDITS GO TO SMALL HOLDERS IN AN EFFICIENT WAY?

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CENNET POLAT: THANK YOU FAO FOR SUPPORTING WOMEN-LED COOPS IN TURKIYE

Press release… The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Türkiye has launched a new e-commerce platform called “HepYerinden” (Always the Local) with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. This launch took place during an event held …

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SMALL SCALE FARMERS PRODUCE FOR THE WHOLE WORLD!

Small-scale farmers in developing countries produce one third of the world’s food. But today they are only one flood, one drought or one failed harvest away from ruin. To stem the impact of climate change on food security and to reduce poverty, IFAD is calling for more investment in rural …

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INTERNATIONAL TEA DAY – 21 MAY

The origins of tea stretch back more than 5 000 years, but its contributions to health, culture and socioeconomic development are still as relevant today. Tea is currently grown in very localized areas, and supports over 13 million people, including smallholder farmers and their households, who depend on the tea …

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SHOULD AFRICA INVEST IN AGRICULTURE OR INFRASTRUCTURE? THE ANSWER IS BOTH!

It has been suggested that Africa is experiencing an “infrastructure binge” at the expense of investment in agriculture. In fact, farmers need infrastructure to get produce to market and will benefit from investment in it… The First Law of Economics, the joke has it, is that for every economist there …

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CANADA’S AGRICULTURE SECTOR NEEDS 30 THOUSAND NEW FARMERS BY 2033!

Over 40% of Canadian farm operators to retire within 10 years, a study conducted in country shows… TORONTO, Canada… Canada needs 30,000 new farmers by 2033 to sustain its agriculture sector, a study showed. More than 40% of Canadian farm operators will retire within 10 years, the study conducted in …

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