Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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Food and Nutrition Security

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Call for Proposals: Formative and Feasibility Research Studies


Applications that propose new and innovative interventions in any area of agriculture for nutrition and / or to test the feasibility of scaling-up such innovations are invited. LANSA is particularly interested in interventions that recognise the importance of on-going environmental changes (including...

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Posted on : 30/07/2015
Understanding gender dimensions of agriculture and climate change in smallholder farming communities

In Uganda, Ghana and Bangladesh, participatory tools were used for a socio-economic and gender analysis of three topics: climate-smart agriculture (CSA), climate analogue approaches, and climate and weather forecasting. Policy and programme-relevant results were obtained. Smallholders are changing agricultural practices due to observations of climatic and environmental change. Women appear to...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Integrating Gender into Rural Advisory Services

Rural women’s roles and contributions to agriculture remain undervalued and neglected by the sector’s policy- making and implementation processes. Women typically are involved in many aspects of the agricultural value chain, often contributing anywhere from 25 to 75% of the productive labour. However, they generally have less access to rural advisory services (RAS) than men.

They also...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
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
Why are some farmers more food secure than others?

What climate adaptation strategies can both men and women farmers adapt for a more food secure future?

East Africa is hard hit by climate-related impacts. Farmers are suffering from increasing erratic rainfall, droughts combined with flash floods and hotter temperatures. Projections are not painting a rosy picture either, as recent findings ...

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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
@FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam

Join the new online discussion "Food Security, Gender and Peace-Building" promoted by FAO and Institute of Development Studies.

The aim of the discussion is to explore the interactions between food security, gender equality and peace-building. What are the...

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Posted on : 17/07/2015
Helping to ensure food and nutrition security in southern Tajikistan

A USAID-funded project is helping smallholder potato growers in southern Tajikistan to earn an additional income of around 6,800 USD per ha. Photo by Timur Abdurakhmanov.

The International Potato Center (CIP), a member of the CGIAR Regional Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus, is implementing a USAID-funded project in southern Tajikistan to help smallholder potato...

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Posted on : 02/07/2015
30 Women Under 30 Changing Food

There are hundreds of women who inspire us at Food Tank. They are entrepreneurs, stewards of the land, business owners, researchers, farmers, and innovators, who are the backbone of the world’s food systems.

In fact, on average, women represent 43 percent of the world's agricultural labor force and 47 percent of the global fisheries labor force, according...

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Posted on : 24/06/2015
Are women rice farmers in Latin America?

This seemingly straightforward question is quite difficult to answer.  On smallholder farms, all family members generally play important roles in agricultural production.  But farm surveys typically interview men under the assumption that men are the household head, landholders, and farmers (see Deere, Alvarado, and Twyman 2012). This implicitly implies that women are not considered farmers,...

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Posted on : 17/06/2015


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