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22 April, 2022
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Quote of the Week:
"The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Cambodia has pledged to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to promote the equal presence of both men and women in the food and agriculture sector workforce.
The commitment was made during a meeting between women’s affairs minister Ing Kantha Phavi and new FAO representative to Cambodia Rebekah Bell on April 18 at the ministry in Phnom Penh.
According to the ministry, Bell had “praised and expressed pride” about previous cooperation between the organisation and the ministry.
“Bell committed to further strengthening this excellent partnership, which aims to continue assisting the Cambodian government, as well as the ministry, in increasing the equality of representation of men and women in the workforce and... improving family life,” it said in a Facebook post after the meeting. "
This first webinar in the series will focus on the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in ensuring that land governance processes at the community level are implemented in an inclusive, just and participatory way. Local CSOs possess a wealth of knowledge and experience on the effectiveness of specific practices, as well as the strategies, tools and considerations that contribute to successful land justice efforts. At the same time, they are faced with diverse local conditions in which a variety of different apparent and more hidden power imbalances prevail.
Traditional breeding of bananas is technically challenging and a lengthy process. Prof Rony Swennen, IITA will lead discussions and highlight project progress during our annual project meeting 23-25 May 2022 to be held physically in Arusha, Tanzania. This year, the meeting will additionally serve to spotlight the first-ever release of banana varieties in Tanzania, from this project, by the Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Hussein Bashe.
Deadline: May 23, 2022 to May 25, 2022 in Arusha, Tanzania
"Pregnant women have been an "afterthought" during the coronavirus pandemic and some of their deaths were "preventable", a leading scientist has told Newsnight.
Data shows there have been at least 40 maternal deaths from Covid in the UK.
Almost all were unvaccinated and more than half happened after pregnant women were advised to take-up the vaccine.
The regulator says vaccines during pregnancy are "safe".
Professor Marian Knight, who investigates every maternal death in the UK, said lifesaving messaging is still "struggling" to reach pregnant women, a year on since all of them were advised to get vaccinated."
– Anna Collinson, Louis Harris-White & Adam Bowen, BBC
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