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Women make big strides for women farmers in Ghana

From May 11th to May 15th, women philanthropists walked 132 km (82 miles) on a converted rail walkway from Guelph to Goderich. Over four days, they walked and shared great conversations for the Guelph to Goderich to Ghana walk (G2G2G) to raise funds for women farmers in Ghana for MEDA’s GROW2 project.


Earth Day matters at MEDA

Today, we celebrate Earth Day, which is an opportunity to highlight all the significant steps we have taken at MEDA to make the earth more livable for ourselves and future generations. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the steps we need to continue to ensure that climate change’s worst effects do not occur.


MEDA staff contribute to latest Agricultural Science Book

MEDA’s Senior Director, Global Program Operations, David Eagle, and MEDA’s Tanzania Country Project Manager, Stephen Magige have contributed to a chapter in the Agricultural Science book, “Root, Tuber and Banana Food System Innovations – Value Creation for Inclusive Outcomes.” Together with other industry experts and partners, they co-wrote Chapter 15, “Commercially Sustainable Cassava Seed Systems in Africa” which outlined how building strong Cassava seed systems creates value for Cassava seed entrepreneurs and their value chains.


MEDA explores the impact of climate-resilient food systems worldwide at UN side event

On Wednesday, March 16th, MEDA co-hosted and participated in “Women at the forefront of action for climate-resilient food systems,” a panel at the UN Commission on the Status of Women parallel event. The session brought together women working in different parts of the agri-food market system to discuss the role climate change plays in agriculture. This event was co-sponsored by the governments of Canada and Côte d’Ivoire, in partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, MEDA, and SOCODEVI.


MEDA hosts a panel at the UN Commission on the Status of Women side event that advances the conversation about gender equality and resilient food systems

On Tuesday, March 15th, MEDA hosted and co-sponsored a virtual event, Social Entrepreneurship, at the Gender Equality and Climate Change Nexus session. This NGO parallel virtual event was a part of the program of parallel or side events happening alongside the 66th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Forum (CSW66). MEDA’s engaging panel discussion illustrated how women are at the forefront of creating sustainable climate change solutions and outlined what was needed to continue supporting them.