Recent News

April 18, 2012

WOCAN members are urged to make comments and submit inputs towards the improvement and finalization of the HLPE (High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition ) Report on Climate Change and Food Security.

March 8, 2012

According to FAO, women represent half or more of employees in agro-industries in many countries such as Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Kenya and South Africa. Let's celebrate not to forget the women that will feed the ever increasing billions in world population.

March 7, 2012

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Led Negotiations for the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security has been re-opened in FAO, Rome, 5 March, but envisaged to conclude on 10 March. Adoption will...

February 28, 2012

The CGIAR is developing a co-ordinated approach to its research and innovation activities to better address the "gender gap" that refers to inequalities that prevent poor rural women from realizing their full potential to improve farm productivity, management of natural resources and livelihoods...

February 28, 2012

WOCAN's five year Strategic Plan (2011-2015) has two main pillars: 1) Women's Leadership Development; 2) Policy Advocacy. Under the second pillar on Policy Advocacy, a core activity is that of establishing Women's Leadership Circles (WLCs) in several countries of Asia and Africa.

February 28, 2012

Maris Gavino, Liaison for Rome, represented WOCAN in the 22nd Expert Meeting and the Regular Session of the FAO/European Commission on Agriculture(ECA) Working Party on Women and the Family in Rural Development held in FAO, Rome on 20-21 February and 23 February 2012, respectively.

February 21, 2012

The $10,000 Award, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, will be presented every October in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation. This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has...

February 15, 2012

Applications are now being accepted for participation in Rio+20 meetings. Please find enclosed an Application Form and selection criteria for the WMG grassroots women travel fund for Rio+20.

February 13, 2012

The meeting brought together partners engaged in commercial forest management to define key steps that are critical for successful deals for ILCF in Indonesia; Identify concrete actions for developing new partnerships; and to understand how to best leverage LCF to access financing mechanisms,...

February 13, 2012

Jeannette Gurung was invited to speak to the Ministry of Forests, Indonesia and donors regarding Gender and REDD+ in Jakarta on Feb.10. She shared there WOCAN's plans to develop an initiative in Indonesia with women's groups managing forest resources. Several senior women officials within the...