Kamla Bai charts her journey of empowerment from farmworker to women village trainer for CABI

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This is the story of Kamla Bai who has been a Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) farmworker since 2015. Mrs Bai belongs to a minority Hindu community and lives in a small village of district Mirpur Khas in Pakistan. She received her education to Matric level (10th grade), graduated from high school, and has since been…
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Better Cotton Initiative is empowering rural women in Pakistan through entrepreneurship

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 today (8 March) and its theme of ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’, CABI’s Naheed Babar, Noreen Mangrio and Noor Nabi Bhutto highlight how CABI’s role in the Better Cotton Initiative is helping to empower women in Pakistan through entrepreneurship.
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How does gender and age affect smallholder access to agricultural advice?

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Male or female, young or old – how do demographics affect the ability of smallholder farmers to access agricultural advice? This was the subject of a working paper published about the CABI-led project, Gender and the Legume Alliance (GALA).
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“It’s science that solves problems”

I love science because it allows me explore my dreams. Agricultural science is about finding solutions for farmers, helping them reduce diseases in their fields and increase their yields so that they lose less and gain more.
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When you picture a farmer, are they a woman?

CABI has today published a briefing, Empowering female farmers – Gender responsive programming, which is an overview of gender inequality in agriculture, its challenges and impacts, and how CABI is working to address these through its projects and implementation now and in the future.
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Watch key moments from the Gender Equality in Tourism Symposium

This post was originally published by Equality in Tourism, find the original article here. Great news! If you missed our symposium in September last year, you can now watch the recordings. We’ve got plenty for you to choose from.
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Women Authors with an Impact – Academic Book Week 2018

2018 marks a hundred years since women were given the right to vote. The implementation of SDG number 5, ‘Gender Equality’, which came into force in 2016 shows how far we have come in our progress towards giving women equal rights a hundred years since. What we now have to show for this call to action is nothing short of a social landmark, with more women in higher paid roles and senior positions, meaning women subsequently have more of a voice in decision-making units. This week we are celebrating our female authors who have proven that we are heading in the right direction towards giving women a voice of authority in some countries.
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