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In the Dosso region, agriculture is the main economic activity for local communities and the biggest source of household revenue. However, land access for women remains a major obstacle to rural development. According to a study by the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency, very few women own land, despite the existence of customary laws which recognize their right to inherit property. The situation is very challenging, but solutions can be found, as shown by the case of Seybou Djamma. 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - The International Agri-food Network in partnership with the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), the Young Professionals for Agricultural Research and Development (YPARD) and others are spearheading a Call to Action document for talent development in agriculture titled Growing Ambitions for Agricultural Professionals.

This post was written by Steve Godfrey, Chief Investment Officer, and Beatrice Montesi, External Relations Associate, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Originally posted on Inclusive Business Hub.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set a new course for nutrition and human development. Through SDG2, for the first time, the international community is committed to “ending malnutrition in all its forms.” This means that we have the opportunity to improve the health and lives of an estimated 800 million people who remain undernourished and of the billions of people who suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, or from overweight and obesity. It is a radical new agenda. Unlike the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before them, the SDGs emphasize the need for businesses to be a central partner with the potential to contribute in multiple ways to global development objectives.

The United Nations Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres today announced that he will be appointing Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as the UN deputy chief, on his assumption of office as the ninth chief of the global Organization in January 2017.

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed is currently the Minister of Environment of Nigeria, where she steers the country’s efforts to protect the natural environment and conserve resources for sustainable development, read a statement issued by Mr. Guterres’s office.

Read the full press release on UN News Centre

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