Research on food security makes a difference for African women

May 05, 2016
Pascal Sanginga, Wendy Manchur and Kevin Tiessen
African smallholder Farmer in her field of maize.

 

There is ample evidence that addressing gender inequalities and empowering women are vital to meeting the challenges of improving food and nutrition security, and enabling poor rural people to overcome poverty.

A central objective of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) is to address this gender challenge. The Stories of Change series, published by WRENmedia, shares some of the emerging gender outcomes from CIFSRF projects in nine African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Read the introductory article to the Stories of Change series: Engage, enhance and empower: research that makes a difference for African women (PDF, 337 KB)

Read about the nine Stories of Change

Empowering women to tackle cattle lung disease

Five diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

Fertilizer micro-dosing: a profitable innovation for Sahelian women

From field to fingers: enriching soils and seeds to improve nutrition

Nigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables

Resilient poultry management for women in Kenya

Bringing benefits of chickpea to more men and women farmers in southern Ethiopia

Bridging gender gaps with dairy goats and root crops  

Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep​