Cristina Manfre

Oct 23
Agricultural Technology Assessment Toolkit

New Toolkit: Assessing how Agricultural Technologies can Change Gender Dynamics and Food Security Outcomes

  Cultural Practice, LLC is proud to launch this new toolkit as part of the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) consortium. The toolkit introduces a framework that considers the social context of the agricultural technologies and the specific challenges that women and men farmers face in […] Continue reading

Sep 25
Digital tools can impact agriculture. Field in Kenya, 2012.

From Farm to Phone to Table: A Case Study Series Explores the Impact of Digital Tools on Agriculture

This post was originally published on NextBillion. Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on agriculture for the month of September. Over the past 10 years, and particularly over the past five, the use of mobile phones […] Continue reading

Jul 18

Gender and Technology: A New Toolkit for Agricultural Technology Assessments

In the steeps hills of Nepal, visitors soon notice that there are few men to be seen. Many have migrated for work: according to the Department of Foreign Employment, in 2014/15 men accounted for 95% of the estimated 500,000 permits issued to labor migrants in Nepal. In men’s absence, rural women […] Continue reading

Feb 07

Putting On (and Taking Off) Your Gender Lens

I have always been bothered by how we talk about adopting a gender perspective or using a gender lens. The language does not suggest the permanency I would like. We can take off those glasses. We can change our perspective. And of course, if you haven’t had metaphorical Lasik surgery, […] Continue reading

Jul 18

Starting a Gender Working Group?: Cultural Practice’s top 10 questions to ask yourself to make sure you’re headed in the right direction

So you’ve decided to form a gender working group (GWG). You’re not alone. With the renewed attention to gender equality and women’s equality from donors and the development community, many organizations are finding they need to be more proactive about addressing gender inequalities in their programs and in their workplaces. […] Continue reading

Aug 03

I want to change culture.

“What good does it do to feed a parrot golden nuggets if it beats its wings against a cage? We want to free ourselves from our cage.” Woman entrepreneur, Hazaribag district, Jharkand, India For weeks I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this blog. At first I thought […] Continue reading