Nov 22

All-in for Digital Agriculture

The U.S. Global Development Lab (Lab) and the Bureau for Food Security are collaborating in an effort called “Digital Development for Feed the Future” (D2FTF) with the goal of demonstrating that digital tools and approaches can improve cost-effectiveness and better development outcomes in food security and nutrition programming. This blog […] Continue reading

Nov 14

Alexa, when should I plant my maize?

The U.S. Global Development Lab (Lab) and the Bureau for Food Security are collaborating in an effort called “Digital Development for Feed the Future” (D2FTF) with the goal of demonstrating that digital tools and approaches can improve cost-effectiveness and better development outcomes in food security and nutrition programming. This blog […] Continue reading

Nov 05

Reflections from Kenya on innovation and a changing digital landscape

My first trip to Kenya was in 2006. Packed in my bags was a trusty Nokia mobile phone. I had been told I could get a local SIM card to make phone calls and send text messages. And indeed, this worked. Network coverage was better in Nairobi than in rural […] Continue reading

Oct 03
Participants and trainers go through an exercise in gender-based constraints during Week 1 of the GREAT legume breeding course. Credit: GREAT Agriculture.

Is Your Gender Training Program Really Having an Impact? An Interview with Deborah Rubin

This post was initially published on the GREAT website. Read the original post here.  How do you ensure that gender training curricula and trainers are really delivering greater adoption of gender-responsive research, and in a truly meaningful way? It’s a question that many projects face as they respond to a […] Continue reading

Oct 02
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Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Government Legislation and Programming

This post was produced as a joint effort of the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project and Cultural Practice, LLC. The original post can be found on AgriLinks. Recently, the U.S. Congress took important steps towards supporting women’s economic empowerment in foreign assistance programming. The House passed the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act (H.R. […] Continue reading

Sep 18
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Voluntary Sustainability Standards: An Avenue for Private Sector Support of Women Agri-Entrepreneurs

This post was produced as a joint effort of the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project and Cultural Practice, LLC. The original post can be found on AgriLinks. Government laws and policies both regulate and set standards that affect innumerable dimensions of women’s work in agriculture. Projects that address the intersection of gender issues […] Continue reading

Sep 14
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An Enabling Environment to Support Women’s Profitable Participation in Agriculture: What Does It Look Like?

This post was produced as a joint effort of the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project and Cultural Practice, LLC. The original post can be found on AgriLinks.  The post highlights key themes explored in the newly released Increasing Women’s Profitable Participation in Market Systems Technical Note from the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security […] Continue reading

Sep 06

Accessibility and Inclusion for People with Disabilities in International Development

Diverse opinions, preferences, and needs are a critical component of international development work, but it is often perceived as difficult to include underrepresented voices. Consider how much more difficult if there are barriers to communicating or attending meetings, as is often the case for people with disabilities. An estimated 1 […] Continue reading

Aug 06
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Women’s Work in Agribusinesses and Gender-Based Violence: What Do We Know?

This post was produced as a joint effort of the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project and Cultural Practice, LLC. The original post can be found on AgriLinks.  Recent attention to sexual harassment in many fields, exemplified by the #MeToo movement, has revealed the pervasiveness of gender-based violence (GBV). Women from […] Continue reading

Jun 28
Field work in Niger

The Father-Daughter Factor in Women’s Empowerment Part 1: Reflecting on Research

The interviewee took off her sandals and threw a tapestry to the ground of a room the size of a cubicle. My translator effortlessly slipped her sandals off in front of the entryway. I, the interviewer, followed slightly more clumsily, shaking off wet sand wedged between my toes before planting […] Continue reading

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