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Photo of a group of women.

SPRING presented at the 1,000 Days Advocacy Working Group Meeting on six years of work highlighting gender equity for improved nutrition.

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Key participants of the Micronutrient Powders Consultation wrote a series of three articles to discuss and elevate the literature on micronutrient powder implementation research.

Photo: SPRING/Senegal’s Agriculture/Markets Officer, Mamadou Ba, holds up a photo of one of the cereal processing units that SPRING helped install in communities.

SPRING/Senegal organized two close-out ceremonies in Kaolack and in Dakar to showcase 18 months of implementation in the areas of nutrition-sensitive agriculture, SBCC, gender, and WASH.

A man and woman stand in front of the camera. The woman looks ahead, the man looks and smiles at their baby in his arms

The group visited one of SPRING’s partner radio stations, micro-gardens, and chicken coops, and observed a community video dissemination.

A group of fathers sits in chairs under a tree while one man uses a flip chart of good health behaviors to conduct a training.

Father-to-Father support groups encourage men to take an active role in the health and nutrition of their families.

VSLA group members purchasing shares.

SPRING/Ghana uses VSLAs so mother-to-mother support groups can improve their economic status with savings and loans to meet immediate needs.

Women marching

This International Women's Day, SPRING shows its appreciation for women around the world, honoring their achievements and recognizing the contributions they make to healthy families,...

Keywords: Gender
Sarah Hogan at the SPRING booth.

Victor Pinga and Sarah Hogan attended the INGENAES Global Symposium to share our nutrition-sensitive agriculture work.

Groundnut shellers

SPRING is distributing nut shellers to communities in Northern Ghana as a demonstration of their ability to save labor for female groundnut and shea nut farmers.

SPRING/Senegal Gender Advisor Daba Ndione Beye interacts with training participants.

SPRING/Senegal organized a workshop for representatives of partner networks to raise awareness on gender issues and promote men and women as partners in household decision-making for good...

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits SPRING/Senegal

Congressional staffers learn how partnerships are strengthening agriculture and improving nutrition.

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Happy #IWD2016! Learn how SPRING is empowering women through better nutrition.

Signing the poster

SPRING conducts gender-sensitive nutrition events that encourage the participation of all family members in improved nutrition.

Keywords: Gender
Location: Kyrgyz Republic

Galleries

Photo: SPRING/Senegal nutrition advisor, Mariam Sy, speaks to guests about SPRING’s accomplishments in nutrition, gender and hygiene at one of the stands set up to showcase project achievements.

SPRING/Senegal organized two close-out ceremonies to mark the end of 18 months of implementation – one in Kaolack and one in Dakar. Both ceremonies showcased the project’s work in nutrition...

Members of one of SPRING’s partner women’s groups pose for a photo outside of their community garden.

A USAID and SPRING team observed the results of SPRING’s partnership approach at the community level.

SPRING/Senegal SBCC Advisor Albert Boubane, standing in the bed of a truck, distributes water to participants before the hike.

On August 9, 2017, SPRING/Senegal and partner radio station Niombato FM organized a promotional hike in Toubacouta Village.

Participants and trainers pose for a group photo.

From May 4-8, 2017, SPRING/Senegal trained six partner networks in Senegal on the technical and business elements of operating machinery that can be used to lower the burden of post-harvest...

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On World Malaria Day 2017, SPRING/Senegal organized a social mobilization event in Dinguiraye Commune with our partner, APROFES, and Senegal’s Unit for the Fight Against Malnutrition (CLM...

Groundnut shellers in the country office ready to be delivered to the districts.

SPRING is distributing a limited number of nut shellers to communities in Northern Ghana as a demonstration of their ability to save labor for female groundnut and shea nut farmers.

Participants listen attentively as facilitators elaborate on the importance of women’s empowerment as it relates to nutrition.

SPRING/Senegal organized a workshop for representatives of partner networks to raise awareness on gender issues and promote men and women as partners in household decision-making for good...

SPRING Staff Pledge for Gender Parity on International Women's Day 2016

Women are at the heart of our work to improve nutrition. In this collection of photos, SPRING staff from around the world are celebrating International Women's Day 2016 and pledging to take...

Briefs

Photo of a man and woman sitting on a mat outdoors, with the man holding their infant child.

Transforming sociocultural beliefs around gender roles is critical to better nutrition outcomes. As part of SPRING’s social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy, we piloted the...

Location: Senegal

Videos

A father grins at his infant. He holds the baby in his lap and supports its neck.

SPRING’s Gender Champion Approach aims to increase men and women’s partnership within the household in order to impact nutrition outcomes.

Reports

Man and child sit on a mat in Niger

This report explains how the community video approach can be used to strengthen spousal communication and improve male involvement in MIYCN behaviors.

A woman sits in her garden

The goal of the research was to measure empowerment among FNS beneficiaries and to compare the average WEAI score among different cohorts of the FNS program and, using the BIHS data, to...

Photo of a woman farming

This study reviewed literature on gender barriers as they relate to household decision making, access to land and seeds for gardening, household food distribution, access to health...

Activities

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Resource Review Summaries

Livestock development programs seek to amplify resilience in low-income communities but often fail to consider the costs to intended beneficiaries or the effect of prevailing gender norms...

This article views food security policy’s inclusion of women in agriculture with a critical lens, highlighting myths on women, agriculture, and the environment that continue to pervade...

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender

SNV’s ENUFF project in Lao PDR integrates activities in gender, agriculture, nutrition, and WASH to improve the nutritional status of families in the country's northern region. The project'...

In this blog, Johanna Wong, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sydney, shares research findings from Timor-Leste about the promoters and inhibitors of animal source food consumption in...

This 5-part downloadable toolkit introduces a framework that considers the social context of the agricultural technologies and the specific challenges that women and men farmers face in...

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender

At a time when donors and governments are increasing efforts to mainstream gender in agriculture, it is critical to revisit long-standing wisdom about gender inequalities in agriculture to...

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender
Location: Ghana

The recently launched ATONU tool can help development practitioners identify and select nutrition sensitive agriculture interventions for their projects. Beginning with the identification...

IGENENAES presents a framework to promote the skills, attitudes, and behaviors (SABs) needed at the individual level to deliver gender- and nutrition-informed agricultural extension...

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender

FAO’s FSN forum is hosting an online discussion to reflect on the role that agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) can play in contributing to reducing gender inequalities and...

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender

Women’s Empowerment Mainstreaming And Networking (WEMAN) is an initiative which focuses on gender mainstreaming in rural development with the objective of contributing to food and income...

Agricultural extension services play an important role in disseminating production information to small farmers, especially on issues like aflatoxins. But in extension services in Zambia,...

Keywords: Aflatoxin, Gender
Location: Zambia

This article aims to revisit the commonly held belief that women in Sub-Saharan Africa are responsible for 60–80% of the agricultural labor supplied, a figure that traces back to an...

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender

Feed the Future highlights an INGENAES training on integrating gender within agricultural value chain and agro-enterprise initiatives held December 7-9, 2016 at Mukono Zonal Agricultural...

How can extension build on its "core competencies" in improving household food security to lay the foundation for better nutrition? This discussion paper explores the conceptual linkages...

This webinar explored how the Feed the Future Gender-Sensitive Climate-Smart Agriculture for Nutrition (G-CAN) initiative aims to support USAID on the new Global Food Security Strategy....

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender

Extension professionals are fully committed to improving rural livelihoods and strengthening communities, but there is still a great need across the board to better integrate gender and...

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender

This upcoming symposium in Zambia will share past experiences, human-centered design, and innovations in gender and nutrition issues in extension. It aims to provide nutrition specialists,...

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender
Location: Zambia

Designing and disseminating technologies through Agricultural Extension Services in a gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive way can help extend the benefits of technologies like...

The Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a resource to help USAID missions and implementers design interventions for the domains of empowerment...

The Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDD-W) indicator acts as a tool for assessment, target-setting, and advocacy. MDD-W is a dichotomous indicator of whether or not women 15-49 years...

Nearly 200 performance and impact evaluations of Feed the Future programs were reviewed using the lens of the Feed the Future Learning Agenda to produce this report. Six themes and...

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative’s SBCC Implementation Kit (I-Kit), includes a step by step approach to integrate gender into an existing SBCC strategy or marketing kit. It is...

This facilitator’s guide has been prepared for public, private, and NGO extension providers to strengthen their capacity to address gender in a transformative manner and to integrate...

To address the continuing injustices faced by women across the globe, this year’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) was “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” This...

Professionals, organizations, and stakeholders will come together for the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference on October 24-28, 2016, in Cancun, Mexico. The focus for this year’s forum...

Addressing unequal power relations between men and women is part of the solution to achieving improved nutrition and agricultural outcomes. This report assesses the women’s empowerment...

Men and women livestock holders are differentially vulnerable to climate change. This article proposes a gendered conceptual framework for understanding the impact of climate change on food...

Monotonous diets fail to provide sufficient micronutrients. Consequently, dietary diversity is crucial for vulnerable groups, in particular women of reproductive age. This report reviews...

Key messages in the 2015 State of Food Security report revolve around social protection, gender-sensitive programs, and national commitment. The report explores what social protection can...

This paper analyzes the concepts, empirical evidence, analytical frameworks, and recommendations of the multifaceted pathways through which gender and health interact. With an emphasis on...

The Women’s Empowerment Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a measure meant to capture women’s inclusion in the agricultural sector. This webinar discussed the creation of the WEAI and the...

This blog from the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange highlights the impacts gender participation have on nutrition-related decision making, food safety and risk mitigation among value chains...

Keywords: Gender

This interview features a 4 minute interview with Dr. Hazel Malapit, A4NH’s Gender Research Coordinator, discussing why women’s time is an important pathway between agriculture and...

Keywords: Gender

This event featured the CARE Pathways Program’s gender integration framework, and focused on how agriculture programs can apply the framework within their own projects. Event resources...

The April Ag2Nut community call featured two new toolkits from CARE and Land O'Lakes for gender in agriculture, food security, and nutrition. The event explored new thinking in this...

Does women’s work in agriculture help or hinder nutrition in Pakistan? The paper examines various linkages between agricultural labor and childcare using insights gained from qualitative...

Keywords: Gender, Workforce

In support of the International Year of Family Farming, FAO’s Global Forum has teamed up with the Food Tank site (www.foodtank.com) to promote debate on policies and technology that support...

Keywords: Gender, Agriculture

Transform Nutrition, a consortium of development partners funded by the UK and led by IFPRI, recently released a 2-page brief on current efforts to link gender and nutrition. In particular...

SPRING, TOPS, and USAID hosted the final segment in a three-part webinar series, Women's Empowerment and Men's Engagement: How a Focus on Gender Can Support Agriculture and Nutrition....

Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) hosted an outreach event in Washington, D.C. to present findings from projects focusing on gender and agriculture. Marie Ruel and Keith Weibe...

Keywords: Gender, Agriculture

The nexus of gender, agriculture, and nutrition is square in the communities’ spotlight these days, and the CGIAR A4NH program is offering a new blog to keep the discussion going. The site...

Keywords: Gender, Agriculture

When did the first academic questions around gender and agriculture arise? For the CGIAR it was at least 1986, when a group of researchers at the annual consortium meeting came together...

Keywords: Gender, Agriculture

Along with lack of nutrition knowledge, gender dimensions may affect the pathways leading from livestock ownership to child animal source food intake and ultimately to young child growth....

Keywords: Gender, Food systems
Location: Kenya

Access event resources from the second SPRING, TOPS, and USAID webinar in a three-part series, Women's Empowerment and Men's Engagement: How a Focus on Gender Can Support Agriculture and...

SPRING, TOPS, and USAID kicked off the first event in its webinar series, Women’s Empowerment and Men’s Engagement: How a Focus on Gender Can Support Agriculture and Nutrition, with a...