For years, Dora Lisa Carrión Gómez rose early every morning to open Saja, a café in the quiet Andean town of San Ignacio in northern Peru. Saja is owned and operated by members of the women’s group of APROCASSI, a coffee

Many recipients of resilience funds employed them into projects focused on young people because the future of the coffee sector depends on making agriculture a viable career for the next generation. Article in collaboration with: Root Capital invests in the growth

For the majority of Americans, having access to filtered, clean and reliable water is ordinary. However, a new report published by non-profit groups DigDeep and the US Water Alliance, titled “Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States: A

In recent decades women’s political representation has significantly increased in Africa. From 2000 to 2018, the proportion of women parliamentarians almost doubled, and women’s representation in cabinet increased fivefold to 22% between 1980 and 2015.  Unfortunately, the numbers do not

Editorial Note: There is ample and growing evidence that new teaching techniques, with the right training, materials and support, can empower all teachers to succeed no matter where they live. Just like Laura Orlando, a young elementary school teacher in

Every time I explain the research I do, I inevitably frame it as “soccer and politics,” or even more broadly, “sports and politics.” I have learned that absolutely everyone will have an opinion on these topics. Some might mention the

Article in collaboration with: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) seeks to address the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures through strategic, broad-based global partnerships. The Ministry

Article in collaboration with: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) seeks to address the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures through strategic, broad-based global partnerships. Policy makers

The concept that women’s rights activism and women’s empowerment are tasks for women and women-led organizations is indeed obsolete and largely condescending. In the fight against the global pandemic of violence against women, women have led the way, likely because

In August of this year, the United Nations posted a picture online (see below) in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is actually celebrated on February 11 to promote the participation of women in

How Corporations and Governments Can Support Black Communities' Innovation Potential When Joseph Schumpeter initially wrote about the innovation economy through the idea of creative destruction, he stated “the fundamental impulse that sets and keeps the capitalist engine in motion comes from the

Women in developing countries are generally well-served by microfinance institutions. As a result, women-run livelihood businesses make up a good chunk of the typical microfinance portfolio. However, when it comes to larger loan sizes, the number of female borrowers drops

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