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From Challenge Comes Change: Empowering Women Farmers in West Bengal to See Their Future in Sustainable Supply Chains

This post is written by the Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) team and originally published in Agrilinks.  On March 8, 2021, International Women’s Day (IWD) marks a day where people across the world celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias, and take action to forge a more gender-inclusive world. USAID and PepsiCo recently partnered in West…Read More

6 Ways USAID is Investing in Women’s Land Rights

By Jennifer Duncan Secure land and resource rights are critical for household wellbeing and livelihoods in many developing countries, where land is the principal asset for the rural poor. Despite women’s vital role in food production, they are less likely than men to own and control land. Forty percent of the world’s economies limit women’s…Read More

The Voice of Leadership: Women in Wildlife in Zambia

By Patricia Malasha In Zambia, women and men are making the choice to challenge cultural and social barriers to women’s participation in natural resource management When it comes to Zambia’s natural resource governance structures, the cultural perception that ‘only men can be the leaders’ excludes many capable women from leadership roles. Women’s interests and priorities…Read More

Harriet Mupeta – Mukungule CRB Board Secretary

“On election day, I believed I could win but also doubted that my community would choose me over a man.”-Harriet Mupeta, Mukungule CRB Board Secretary Harriet entered the community leadership scene through the Village Action Group (VAG) election. In order to be eligible to join the CRB a candidate, one must first be elected to…Read More

Unwilling to buy votes, Catherine Chatata – Nabwalya CRB

Despite major advances, not all female candidates succeeded. In the Nabwalya CRB, despite spending days walking on foot to convince people to vote for her after her election to her Village Action Group, Catherine Chatata finished third at a local level and did not advance to the CRB. Catherine came into the race with little…Read More