The latest in gender, agriculture and development...
1 April, 2022
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Quote of the Week:
"Naheda Slayih is a 62-year-old Palestinian-Israeli special needs educator with over 40 years of experience rehabilitating the blind and visually impaired. In 2015, Naheda developed a new project in Rome, Italy, TAA (Tocco, Annuso, Assaggio) – I touch, I smell, I taste – a cooking workshop to discover seasonal food, and learn about growing it and the environment. Through the production of simple dishes, the workshop aims to give blind and visually impaired children a fresh approach to sustainable diets and healthy eating.
“Living without sight limits you in one way, but there are so many other things you can do. You just need to learn the right techniques.”"
Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education (AWARE) is an initiative by the Department of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University to engage a community focused on empowering women in agriculture. AWARE believes that empowering women as an underserved group holds the greatest potential to make significant impacts in agricultural development.
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