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International Women’s Day 2024

Join our International Women’s Day webinar on Friday, 8 March 2024 at 15:00 hrs. CET to explore how rural women can be supported to overcome the economic and social barriers that hold them back. 

Despite the large body of research that refers to an increasing role of women in agriculture, there is little discussion of gendered values and priorities in agriculture and global food security. This is partly because productivity in agriculture is assessed by traditional gender-blind methods. 

Our experience with the agri-commodity sectors show that when women remain on marginal farms with little access to resources and no incoming remittances, they are likely to remain food insecure and in poverty, and to contribute minimally to broader agri-food systems. To improve women's agricultural productivity, the factors discriminating against them must be mitigated. Programs on land tenure security, agricultural credit, agricultural extension, and producer cooperatives need to find new ways to reach and benefit women. 

To understand the changes that are happening in the rural labour force and how they impact well-being, food security, and gender equality, we invite you to join this webinar as we wish to go beyond simply considering the extent to which women are increasingly a greater share of the agricultural labour force.

We will also highlight the benefits of creating tailored economic opportunities for women smallholders that address their specific needs, reflecting this year’s theme of “Inspire Inclusion”.  We are happy to have the Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in The NetherlandsH.E. Ms. Sahar Ghanem, as our Keynote speaker. 

The discussion will draw on our broad experience of working in 101 member countries, communities and commodity value chains to address the challenges rural women face. 

To find out more about the potential of impact investing to drive gender equity alongside local development, join us on Friday, 8 March 2024 at 15:00 hrs CET by registering here. 


Opening remarks of Amb. Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Managing Director of CFC

Keynote statement of H.E. Ms. Sahar Ghanem, Ambassador of Yemen

Presentation by Ms. Ana Herrera, CASA TechnoServe


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