African Women and Food Security
Natural disasters and climate change are heightening global concerns about food security. At the same time, there is global acknowledgment that achieving food security by 2020 must involve Africa with its vast unused farmland acreage. African agriculture will be dramatically more productive if the underutilized potential of women is tapped.
Accordingly, Bridges works with women to increase food production by linking land titling, extension services and new farming techniques adapted to climate change to contribute to the ultimate goal of global food security.
The African Women and Food Security program is moving! It will now convene under the aegis of The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, as part of the new
Vivian Lowery Derryck Africa Lecture Series.
The GW announcement can be found here.
Putting African Agriculture at the Apex
Preoccupation with the troubled transitions in The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, and Zimbabwe has overshadowed a looming crisis and potential development bonanza rolled into one: agriculture. Agriculture, the basis of most African economies, provides over 50 percent of employment. With 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, the continent holds a key to global food security by 2050....
by Ms. Vivian Lowery Derryck