Gender & climate change: the challenge ahead

8 August, 2011 by (comments)

Climate change will disproportionately affect women and marginalised groups, and adaptation will reinforce discrimination and inequality unless decisive action is taken, according to a report commissioned by CIAT and the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA). Climate Change and Gender, by Valerie Nelson of the National Resources Institute at the UK’s University of Greenwich, compiles a wide range of recentRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en, Gender

New CIAT bean guide aims to boost yields and seed sales

8 February, 2011 by (comments)

Small-scale bean farmers could soon boost yields and develop high quality seed for sale, thanks to a new field guide produced by CIAT Africa. Bean disease and pest identification and management contains detailed photographs, descriptions and treatments for an exhaustive list of pests and diseases of common beans in Africa, from cut worms and pod borers to blights andRead More …

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Filed Under: Beans @en, Crops @en

ECABREN takes on new gender challenges

10 March, 2010 by (comments)

By Olive Thiong’o At the close of the recent East and Central Africa Bean Research Network [ECABREN] steering committee meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, participants unanimously agreed to begin implementing the gender guidelines introduced in PABRA’s 2009 – 2013 framework. Following a thorough review of the work done in the first year of this phase, gender “mainstreaming” – one ofRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Gender, Regions