Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Kenya

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The EOWE programme shares a new series of three publications on the experiences and initial impact of the first round of gender-transformative ...

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Posted on : 06/08/2018

Women are the backbone of the rural economy, especially in developing countries.  They make up almost half of the world’s farmers, and over the last few decades, they have broadened their involvement in agriculture.  The number of female-headed households has also increased as more men have migrated to cities.  As the primary caregivers to families and communities, women provide food and...

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Posted on : 08/03/2017

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim to address the root causes of poverty, and underline the universal need for an inclusive and resilient development. Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment in policies and programmes are pre-requisites for effective delivery of the SDGs.

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Posted on : 29/09/2016

The report examines the worlds of farming, agricultural extension and basic and applied scientific research through the eyes of nearly 80 women who work in these fields in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. What these women have in common is that they have all at one time or another been involved with the push–pull programme. Push–pull is a cropping system designed to integrate pest, weed...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015
Kenyan women boost health and wealth by growing crops in sacks

NTURUKUMA, Kenya, July 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Central Kenya's Nturukuma region is not kind to farmers - its erratic rainfall, desert vegetation and drying riverbeds push most people into making a living through trade rather than agriculture.

Jane Kairuthi Kathurima toiled for years as an animal herder in the semi-arid conditions of Laikipia County, but struggled to feed her...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Translating research on livestock feeding into solutions for farmers in Kenya

Margaret Syomiti thinks of herself as an animal welfare activist who inherited her love for livestock from her grandmother. “My grandmother was my first mentor as she lovingly tended to and protected her livestock from predators, hunger and thirst,” she beams. “Through support from USAID and AWARD, I developed practical solutions for thousands of farmers in Kenya by generating practical...

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Posted on : 20/07/2015
Where women decide: faster adaptation, more resilience

In Kenya, farming households adapt better to climate change impacts where women make day-to-day decisions, study finds. 

In Kenya’s Nyando district, farmer Hellen Chore is testing crop and livestock innovations on her half hectare farm. With the help of International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) researchers,...

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Posted on : 20/07/2015
Learning from adaptation experiences of local communities in Makueni, Kenya

Delegates to the 9th conference on community-based adaptation visited Makueni, Eastern Kenya and interacted with local communities thereby learning about various initiatives being implemented to address climate change and food insecurity.

“We have heard the challenges these farmers face first hand due to climate change impacts. The various adaptation initiatives...

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Posted on : 21/05/2015
Gender and Institutional Aspects of Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Kenya

This paper analyses gender differences in awareness and adoption of climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices. It examines what factors are associated with the likelihood of adoption of a wide range of CSA practices for 376 women and 375 men in two different areas of Kenya. This information is aimed at improving the targeting and design of interventions that are trying to achieve greater and...

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Posted on : 15/05/2015

The position holder will provide strategic direction and oversight of AWARD’s science and gender responsive agricultural science initiatives.

Roles and responsibilities

Science

  • Provide strategic leadership of AWARD’s science initiatives including implementation of the advanced science training.
  • Shape the content of...
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Posted on : 27/04/2015

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