Photographer Lalage Snow travelled to four provinces across Afghanistan and photographed 30 women. They all share a deep sense of hope for their children and their country's future.
Food security in southern Africa relies upon small-scale agriculture, a sector in which women take the lead. However, smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable people to food insecurity, often lacking the resources and access needed to produce or procure adequate food.
Afghan women are consistently excluded from Afghanistan’s peace negotiations and formal talks about the country’s future. Unless this discrimination is reversed, Afghanistan’s development will be compromised, and enormous human rights gains made since the fall of the Taliban will remain under threat.
Thirteen years after the fall of the Taliban regime, there have been tangible gains for Afghan women. But many Afghan women remain highly vulnerable and more work is needed to protect them and their rights.
After decades of underinvestment, governments in Africa are turning to partnerships with donor aid agencies and large companies or investors to develop the agriculture sector. But this so-called ‘mega’ public-private partnerships are unproven, risky and represent a dubious use of public funds to fight poverty and food insecurity.
African governments are increasingly turning to partnerships with donors and multinational companies to stimulate investment in agriculture, after decades of neglect.
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Campaign actions by hundreds of thousands of people in the past 12 months have swayed nine of the world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies to improve their social and environmental policies
As the press conference with UN Special Envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi wrapped up, Mr. Brahimi announced that both sides will meet tomorrow (Saturday, 25 January) in the same room.