While the number of female researchers increased in the agricultural sector women are still under-represented in many countries. This is according to a survey published late last week by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) covering 37 countries in Africa South of the Sahara (SSA) region. The report, Taking Stock of National Agricultural R&D Capacity in Africa South of the Saharasummarizes SSA’s recent progress in developing its nationalagricultural Research & Development (R…"Africa needs more women agricultural researchers, study proposes"
There was a telling moment, early in Bola Adesola’s high-flying banking career, when the value of a woman’s perspective became abundantly clear. At an executive committee meeting of the bank where she worked, colleagues were discussing the company funding of employees’ medical treatments. “They were willing to pay for prostate treatment but had automatically ruled out antenatal care or fibroid treatment. So I said: ‘You may not get fibroids, but I don’t suffer from prostate trouble.’”…"Are actions targeted at improving the African woman paying off ?"