Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

An overview of the INGENAES project (Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agriculture Extension Systems)


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 institutions engaged in agriculture extension to provide gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive advising services to smallholder farmers, and to contribute to the evidence base by documenting experiences.

Register here for the call on Webex for an overview of the project’s goals, its current and anticipated activities, Q&A and dialogue. 

Andrea Bohn, INGENAES Associate Director, University of Illinois

Kristy Cook, Senior Technical Advisor, Cultural Practice, LLC

Edye Kuyper, Nutrition Advisor, University of California, Davis



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