FARA Africa released two interesting Policy Briefs for all the communities involved in Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture.
Read or download the publications in pdf format!
More than 50% of the population in Africa are farmers, yet over 20% of the people are either undernourished or experiencing hunger. This is partly due to the inability to scale up proven technologies and improve the continent’s food system.
There is a need for Africa to strongly embrace research and innovation to improve the food system’s performance.
This can be achieved through sustainable financing of agricultural Research and Innovation.
→ Read/download FARA POLICY BRIEF_Increase Gender- Responsive Investments in Africa’s Agriculture for inclusive Food Systems.
Women make significant contributions to the economy through their role as entrepreneurs, on-farm workers, employees, or through unpaid care work at home. Female farmers play a vital role in African agriculture, doing most of the work to produce, process, and market food.
For instance, women produce 60-80 percent of the world’s food and in comparison, to men, face the burden of unpaid work, time elasticity, poor access to agricultural inputs as well as lower wages compared to their male counterparts.
To better address their priorities and challenges, there is an urgent need to strengthen the voice and visibility of African women in the agricultural sciences.