Seeds of Change: Women's Impact on Agriculture and Nutrition

FRI, OCT 30, 2015 (1:17:42)

Smallholder women farmers are producing more than half of the world’s food supply. As the global population grows and more men migrate to cities, women are expected to play an ever larger role. Science and technology are helping change the game. Explore the innovative technologies, new agricultural techniques, nutritional initiatives and economic strategies that are intended to increase yields, ease malnutrition, and improve their finances.

Photo: "2DU Kenya 86 (5367322642)" by CIAT - 2DU Kenya 86. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons.

+ BIO: Lynn Haight

Consortium Board Chair of CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) - whose research, carried out in 15 centers globally, is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring sustainable management of natural resources.

+ BIO: Tzili Mor

Tzili Mor is Director of the Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights - championing women’s secure access to land by providing resources and training that connects policymakers, researchers, and practitioners around the world.

+ BIO: Ruka Yaro De-Liman

Ruka Yaro De-Liman is an entrepreneur with a passion to influence change in her community through advocacy and mentoring. She is currently the President of Camfed Alumni (CAMA) and serves as a Business Trainer for Camfed Ghana and served as a 2014 Washington Mandela Fellow.

Read more about Ruka's time as a fellow in the article, Sharing My Experiences: Mandela Washington Fellow Ruka De-Liman.

+ BIO: Mellissa Fung

Mellissa Fung has reported for CBC-TV News in Vancouver, has served as a national reporter for CBC Television, working out of Toronto and Regina, and served as a national correspondent she has covered numerous topics on both Canadian and world affairs, including the Robert Pickton trial, the 2003 SARS outbreak in Canada, the trial of Mike Danton, the 2007 Saskatchewan provincial election, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and uncovering Canada's international sales of toxic asbestos. In 2007 and 2008 she was sent on assignment to Afghanistan to cover the Canadian military presence there.

Partner
WGBH
Series
International Women's Forum: Transforming Tomorrow Today
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