March 2016 Issue
The latest news, views and content direct to your inbox from the global sustainable agricultural coalition Farming First
This week we are celebrating female farmers, as International Women's Day 2016 reminds us of the power of investing in women. Closing the gender gap in agriculture can have a profound impact on hunger reduction - explore our blogs, infographics and videos below to find out more.


New Blog: The Power of Purchasing Pulses from Women
The World Food Program's Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative has purchased more than $190 million worth of food from smallholder farmers since its inception in 2008. This week, Edouard Nizeyimana, P4P's Senior Programme Adviser for Eastern & Southern Africa blogs for Farming First about the impact that purchasing pulses from women has had across the continent. 
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Learn More About the Female Face of Farming
Why are women so important to agriculture? Where does the gender gap in agriculture exist, and what are its impacts? All these questions and more are answered in Farming First's infographic "The Female Face of Farming", created in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. 
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Take a look at some of the female farmers we work in action on Farming First TV, talking about the challenges they face and how they overcome them.
Smallholder Farmer Entrepreneurship in Swaziland
with Happy Shongwe
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The Voice of a Female Farmer from Uganda
with Rose Akaki
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Views on Smallholder Farming in Mozambique
with Teresa Sumbane
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