Jemimah Njuki

Jemimah is a senior program specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) where she oversees a portfolio of agriculture and food security projects focused on reducing post-harvest losses, improving nutrition and engaging women and youth in agribusiness, as well as overseeing gender integration and a focus on women in IDRC’s Agriculture and Food Security …

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Aspen New Voices Fellows Andrew Mude and Jemimah Njuki tell of the moments their ag careers ‘took off’

For your viewing and listening pleasure, here are two short video ‘stories’ by two great agricultural-research-for-development storytellers. Their stories were introduced recently at an Aspen New Voices Fellowship evening gathering in Nairobi by moderator Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, vice president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), former chair of the board of trustees of the …

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Is It Insulting To Call This A ‘Hut’?

  http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/11/12/563305753/is-it-insulting-to-call-this-a-hut Nurith Aizenman The complaints came in shortly after we ran a story on a government aid program that gave cash to the poor in Zambia. The piece included a profile of a young woman who, along with her husband, had used the money to start a business that had lifted their family to …

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Don’t cut women’s programs. Embed them!

In the last few months, we’ve heard that the Trump administration has proposed funding cuts to several women’s programs, such as the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. And he isn’t alone. A recent assessment of the EU budget showed that funds allocated for gender equality had significantly been cut down between 2015 and 2016. Some …

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Why Land Rights for Women are Critical

“Why waste land on them?’ This is what the county official told my father, when he decided to divide the land equally among his eight children-his two sons and six daughters. The new Kenya constitution had just been passed in 2010, and with it, a provision for equal rights to inherit land by men and women. The …

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