Gender imbalance exists with women and girls most affected
Technology, ICTs in particular, promise to leverage farming practices
Examples of projects where ICTs have been used by women in agriculture
In most developing country due to rural urban migration and other reasons,...
The subject of technology and gender has intrigued many interested with ICTs in agriculture. GSMA recently published a report entitled, “Mapping the mobile money gender gap: insight from Cote D’lvoire and Mali”.
One of the key findings of the report is that while there has been significant growth...
The USAID has launched the Gender and Information Communication Technology Survey Toolkit which was prepared in collaboration with its partners.
It was noted that over 1.7 billion women in low and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones. Even in cases where women own mobile phones, they...
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. From a development point of view, the idea of this theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the Sustainable...
Grameen America announced a collaboration with Citi and Mastercard to provide financial technology solutions that will assist low-income minority women entrepreneurs. The aim is to improve the organization's ability to promote digital financial access. The project will target more than more than 86...
Can ICTs make the youth stay in agriculture? FAO and partners established that rural youth are the future of food security, yet the challenge is that few young people see a future for themselves in agriculture or rural areas.
A study published by FAO noted six principal challenges affecting youth...
FAO, in collaboration with LIRNEasia and the International Development Research Centre published the USE OF MOBILE PHONES BY THE RURAL POOR - Gender perspectives from selected Asian countries.
A qualitative study was conducted in Indonesia and Sri Lanka to understand the varied perceptions on the...
"Mobile phones are important tools for enhancing the lives of women in low- and middle-income countries. Mobile phones help women feel safer and more connected, save time and money, and access lifeenhancing services such as mobile money, or potential education and employment opportunities. This...
The global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, of which, 14% are youth aged between 15 – 24 years. While the world’s youth population is will grow significantly, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth, especially those living in developing countries’...
Learn more about Digital Green and the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) using video to share best practices among women farmers in India in an article published in Business Today.
"There is a sense of identification. The fact that they can see women farmers like themselves being...
e-Agriculture and FAO are collecting information on the topic 'Gender and the use of ICTs for agricultural and rural development - How ICTs can promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in rural areas', to prepare a paper on the subject.
ICT initiatives are often generic and fail to...
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) represents the community electronic media [Community Radio | Community TV | Community Film] sector to Government, Industry, Regulatory Bodies, Media, Academia and Development Partners from 2000. BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status...
The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) assists people in developing countries in benefiting from information and communication technology to improve their livelihoods and quality of life. In ocusing their work on the less privileged, special consideration is given to...
From 16 April to 7 May 2014, the Technical Centre or Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the African Youth Foundation (AYF) organised an e-debate on “Enhancing Young Women’s engagement in ICT and Agriculture” to celebrate the International Girls in ICT Day.
Horizon Research Publishing has published on the journal "Sociology and Anthropology", Vol 2 No 4, the article "Information and Communication Technologies: An Agent of Social Change for Rural Women in Odisha" by Subrata S. Satapathy.
After having identified women's limited access to Information...
UN-Woman and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have launched the 2014 edition of the Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award.
As officially described, "this is an annual special achievement award for outstanding performers and role models in Gender Equality and...
Agriculture is the main source of income and employment for 70% of the world’s poor living in rural areas. Yet, access to crucial farming information and technologies such as weather forecasts, planting information and market prices remains a critical issue.
GSMA mWomen and GSMA mAgri have...
During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10) High Level Event, held in Geneva from 10 to 14 June 2014, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched "Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communications Technologies - A Practical Guide", ...
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), member of the CGIAR Consortium, has published the paper "Increasing access to agricultural extension and advisory services: How effective are new approaches in reaching women farmers in rural areas?" written by Michèle Mbo’o-Tchouawou and...
Tomorrow is March the 8th, International Women’s Day. To celebrate this recurrence I thought about sharing with you a story where the words «rural communities», «women empowerment» and «solar energy» are put together.
Here’s our story.
Barefoot College, a well-known Indian non-governmental...