Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Haven Ley

Title Senior Program Officer, Agricultural Development
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Haven Ley is a senior program officer on the Agricultural Development team at the foundation.

Posts By Haven Ley

Human-Centered Design to Help Solve Hunger and Poverty

This week we’ll be tuning into TEDxChange – The Big Picture, where speakers including Melinda Gates will be sharing positive messages about on-going challenges in social and economic development around the world.

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If We Invest in Women, They Can Feed the World

The importance of highlighting rural women throughout the developing world, and their role in farming, is an exciting and critical message as we celebrate International Women’s Day.

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Closing the Productivity Gap for Women Farmers

This week holds an unprecedented convergence of data, stories, and political imperatives around the critical role of empowering women in agriculture.

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The Importance of Investing in Women Farmers

Last week was an exciting time to be working for women farmers as they contribute to poverty reduction and agriculture development. Two new reports articulated the business case for why we should all be targeting our efforts and resources to getting women farmers the tools and resources they need to manage productive farms and control the benefits they receive from their labor.

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Women Farmers Help Deliver Real Benefits

Opportunities for women farmers to benefit from agricultural production are now taking center stage in development strategies, as the world recognizes women’s critical role in economic development, food security, and ensuring the health of their families.

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