Survey considers gender roles among peanut farmers in Mozambique
Women play a substantial part in the production and processing of peanuts in many countries of the world – so much so, that peanut is sometimes called a “woman’s crop.”
But that doesn’t mean that women have the same role in every village within a district or even in every home within a village.
That was one of the take-aways from a recent survey of 400 households in northern Mozambique, a survey that will help show which farming practices have the most significant impact on a farmer’s quality of life. Many questions involve details closely related to agriculture, but others delve into family dynamic and household possessions. Read more.
President Obama recognizes international development programs
Leaders of government and non-profit international development agencies celebrated programs like Feed the Future in a daylong Summit on Global Development on July 20 in Washington, D.C. Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab Director Dave Hoisington was invited to attend and hear President Obama speak. Read more.
New infographic stresses best practices to limit aflatoxin
Aflatoxin contamination can cost smallholder farmers at the market and leave them with potentially dangerous food to feed their families, but a few simple techniques have been proven to reduce the likelihood and severity of contamination.
The Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab has created an infographic to relay that important information to farmers and consumers in partner countries around the world using limited written language.
The graphic relies on images, but also is translated into several languages and dialects. Read more or download the graphic in English or another language.