Gender

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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

Events

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

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...

Title slide from presentation

The April 23, 2015, Ag2Nut community call featured two new toolkits for gender in agriculture, food security, and nutrition.

Keywords: Gender, Food security, Agriculture
Location: Online
Men chopping vegetables

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

Keywords: Women's empowerment, Gender
Location: Online
Man and woman irrigating field

TOPS, SPRING, and USAID kicked off the first event in its webinar series examining how a focus on gender can support improved nutrition through agriculture.

News

Dr. Lidan Du, SPRING Research Advisor, Ms. Nancy Adero, Program Officer for Micronutrients and Anaemia from SPRING/Uganda, and Mr. Ziba Dokurugu, Agriculture Advisor from SPRING/Ghana, participated in the Catholic Relief Services' 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

Three SPRING staff participated in the 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, leading one of four plenary sessions.

Keywords: Gender, Agriculture
Location: Africa

Videos

International Women's Day Message from SPRING's Anu Narayan

For International Women's Day 2015, SPRING's Director of Global Initiatives, Anu Narayan, celebrates women's achievements and comments on SPRING's efforts to help women improve their lives...

Reports

Photo of a father holding his son outdoors

A focus group discussion (FGD) approach was selected to investigate social norms and perceptions about men’s market behavior in rural Bangladesh. The purpose of the focus group was to...

Activities

A drawing of a counseling session

SPRING provides technical assistance to partners rolling out the Nigeria Community and Facility Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Package for its use in uniform training and information...

Pages

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...

Keywords: Gender, Food security

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...

Keywords: Food security, Gender

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...