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
Photo Credit: Fintrac, Inc.

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
Credit: Fintrac

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

May 31
CP Bookshelf

CP School: Why We Make the Time to Read, Reflect, and Learn

International development organizations and institutions have worked hard to cultivate a spirit of learning, creating new policies to support that goal. Sets of practices such as Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) have formalized the learning taking place within organizations, not only encouraging learning but […] Continue reading

Apr 23
Global Communities, USAID Resiliency in Northern Ghana project

CP Awarded New Contracts from Global Communities, International Development Research Centre, and Others

 2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for Cultural Practice, LLC, with new contracts from International Development Research Centre, Global Communities, Mercy Corps, and Winrock International. Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) started a new activity in February under a subcontract with Global Communities for the Resilience in Northern Ghana Project […] Continue reading

Apr 02
Rondalla practice. Credit: Agnes Quisumbing

How Learning to Play the Bandurria Made Me a Better Social Scientist

Very recently, I told my colleagues in my day job that I couldn’t work on a proposal over the weekend because I would be rehearsing and performing with the Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla. In my day job, I am a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in […] Continue reading

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