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As progress is made in conceptualizing how agriculture can better contribute to nutrition, extension and advisory systems are often listed as potential vehicles for realizing nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Yet many agriculture extension agents lack nutrition knowledge, and rarely interact with women farmers. The INGENAES project endeavors to build the capacity of both public and private...

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Posted on : 09/11/2015

This success story written by Taryn Devereux, a Gender in agriculture specialist, is part of YPARD's "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development. From...

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Posted on : 04/11/2015

By applying climate information to her farming that she learned from a project implemented by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the National Agency of Meteorology Senegal (ANACIM), Mariama Keita has become a major agricultural producer and a role model for the women...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015
Photo credit: V.Atakos/CCAFS

Gender is a critical dimension of climate-smart agriculture. There are several reasons why. Agricultural growth is one such solution to tackling issues such as food and nutrition insecurity, and poverty that climate change exacerbates. We simply are not going to see the transformative changes in agriculture and food systems that we need to see without also tackling gender issues.

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Posted on : 03/11/2015

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

This recently released Module 18 on Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture is a very valuable addition to the influential Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook published by the World Bank, FAO and IFAD in 2008.  

The Module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the...

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Posted on : 03/11/2015
Photo: Carol Colfer/CIFOR

The gender lens is increasingly recognized as vital to modern research—particularly forestry—as more scientific work incorporates a gender approach.

Now, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a new collection highlighting the organization’s gender research since 2013.

From governance and dry forests to value chains and polygynous marriages (those...

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Posted on : 02/11/2015

Les femmes de l’Agriculture Familiale ont réclamé davantage de représentativité et de participation aux mécanismes de prises de décisions, lors d’une réunion tenue au cours de la Vè Conférence mondiale – Construisons le futur : Agriculture Familiale en septembre 2015 à Derio, Bizkaia. Les femmes des zones rurales des cinq...

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Posted on : 28/10/2015
Gender capacity assessment and development methodology and tools: The case of Ethiopia

Agricultural development interventions in sub-Saharan Africa tend to favour men. They dominate markets and control family income earned from sales. Women do most of the work and receive fewer benefits. Their access to resources and services is often hindered; they have limited control over assets, access to markets, knowledge and social networks, and decision-making authority. In turn, these...

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Posted on : 28/10/2015

As a side event to the 42nd Committee on Food Security, World Bank Group, FAO of the UN, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance have organized "Climate-smart agriculture and gender – evidence for equitable, food secure and sustainable agriculture". 

Monday 12 October 2015 at 12:...

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Posted on : 12/10/2015

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