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GFAR

The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) brings together all those working to strengthen and transform agricultural research for development around the world. As part of this role, GFAR is working with New Agriculturist to showcase and raise awareness of important initiatives and their outcomes, to update and inspire others.

Research and innovation... Women, innovation and enterprise

A large proportion of small-scale farmers are women, but gender inequality means that women find it particularly difficult to gain access to markets, especially within the more profitable activities around processing and trading. From training in 'business thinking' for women in Papua New Guinea, and work to build organic enterprises in Peru, to beekeeping and honey processing operations in Botswana and India, GFAR draws attention to a number of examples of how women have diversified their activities by branching out into small and medium enterprises.

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Building liklik bisnis in PNG

Building liklik bisnis in PNG

Finding ways of helping female horticulturalists in Papua New Guinea to develop their business acumen, is the aim of ACIAR-funded research carried out by the University of Canberra.

Date published: September 2013

Developing organic enterprises in Peru - women take the lead

Developing organic enterprises in Peru - women take the lead

In the provinces of Quispichanchi and Calca, in Peru, the AGROECO project is working with 40 women to help them improve the quality of their vegetable production to meet the standards necessary to supply five of the most demanding gourmet restaurants in Cusco.

Date published: September 2013

Bees become big business

Bees become big business

Josephine Selvaraj and Tshepiso Marumo have, from small beginnings, built large-scale beekeeping and honey processing operations in India and Botswana. Inspired and ambitious, they are now sharing the lessons and providing a role model to other women and young people.

Date published: September 2013

 

 

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