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African women feeding Africa

Below are some highlighted remarks made by Vicki Wilde, director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), based in Nairobi, Kenya, at a presentation she made at the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in Accra, Ghana, 15-20 July 2013. A full transcript of her presentation is posted on the AWARD website, along with a video of her presentation.
  1. Many #women want better cattle & goats but poorest need help w/ snails, rabbits, poultry.
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  2. .@AWARDFellowship Matilda Ayim-Akonor says 80% of #Ghana’s > 20m poultry r lost annually.
    bit.ly/14pSlRe @AWARDfellowship #AASW6
  3. Are #women’s priorities incl in @FARAinfo‘s ‘#Science Agenda for #Agriculture in #Africa‘?
    bit.ly/14pSlRe @AWARDfellowship #AASW6
  4. Gender-responsive #ag innovation research focuses on reducing #women’s labour & drudgery.
    bit.ly/14pSlRe @AWARDfellowship #AASW6
  5. 90% of #women surveyed by @FAOnews still rely on short hand-hoes. How do we expect increases?
    bit.ly/14pSlRe @AWARDfellowship #AASW6
  6. @AWARDFellowship Florence Kiyimba in #Uganda investigates if new forage chopper reduces drudgery for women.
    bit.ly/14pSlRe #AASW6
  7. It’s crucial that we learn from #ag innovations that don’t work as well for #women as we hoped.
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  8. #Ag researchers must address priorities of both women & men — & these almost always differ.
    bit.ly/14pSlRe #AASW6
  9. Nearly half our volunteer mentors are men, debunking the myth that #men don’t support.
    #Women’s progress. bit.ly/14pSlRe #AASW6
  10. Until recently, most strategies for #agricultural research were over here; those for #women, over there.
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  11. When we recognize #women as indispensable to #ag, they become central to every strategy for ag #research.
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  12. @AWARDFellowship Ruth Wanyera of KARI researched at @BecAHub & @ILRI wheat resistant to stem rust.
    bit.ly/14pSlRe #AASW6
  13. Reducing #women‘s drudgery alone would unlock enormous increases in #Africa‘s #agricultural productivity.
    bit.ly/14pSlRe #AASW6
  14. Hundreds of empowered women in #Africa are bringing #gender-informed #research to lab & #farm.
    @AWARDFellowship bit.ly/14pSlRe #AASW6
  15. Move beyond participation by #women to #innovation by women.
    @AWARDFellowship bit.ly/14pSlRe #AASW6
  16. .@FARAinfo’s ‘#Science Agenda for #Agriculture in #Africa‘, think about ‘African Women Feeding Africa’.
    bit.ly/14pSlRe #AASW6
  17. With Africa’s #women empowered to innovate, #Africa will feed herself all the more surely.
    @AWARDFellowship bit.ly/14pSlRe #AASW6
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