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The 12th Asian Maize Conference was convened to join experts, stakeholders and national representatives in one room to share their perspectives on maize in Asia and create an inclusive roadmap to improve production and its impact on family incomes and nutrition.
The official conference recommendations have now been announced, revealing the priorities and challenges to develop maize production in the region and some key initiatives that we may see in the near future as a result of the conference.
Bangkok – 29 October 2014 – More than 350 leading agricultural researchers, policy makers, farmers and service providers from across the public and private sectors gathered in Bangkok from 30th October – 1st November for the 12th Asian Maize Conference.
The persistence of gender disparities in access to resources, markets and technologies, even after decades of research and interventions, calls for a gender transformative approach, says Paula Kantor, WorldFish Senior Gender Scientist and keynote speaker at the 12th Asian Maize Conference* to be held in Bangkok next October 2014.
Being ‘gender transformative’ means addressing the underlying causes of gender inequality in order to set the scene for the sustained achievement of positive agricultural development outcomes. It takes on the task of fostering community-led changes in unequal gender relations to promote shared power, control of resources and decision-making.