Deborah Rubin

Jan 28

Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work for Women Farmers and Entrepreneurs

This post was originally published on the CTA Blog. Find the original post here.  by Deborah Rubin – Co-director, Cultural Practice, LLC and Olu Ajayi – Senior Programme Coordinator Agriculture & Climate Change Agricultural production will need to increase by at least 50% over the next 30 years to meet […] 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

May 31
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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

Feb 26
Agricultural Extension: Women at market in Ghana

Gender-inclusive, market-oriented extension: where do we go from here?

This blog was originally posted on the Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Community of Practice website.  Ten years ago, the global food price crisis dramatically highlighted how food systems are dynamically interconnected. The crisis also revealed how serious gender disparities can exacerbate the precariousness of women farmers who face economic, social, […] Continue reading

Nov 09
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Looking back, moving forward: Developing the GREAT curriculum

  This post was originally published on GREAT Agriculture.  It was in May 2014 that I first got involved in what has become the Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation program or GREAT. I’d been invited to a gathering of diverse supporters of gender integration into agricultural research including academics […] Continue reading

Aug 02

CP Authors Article on Gender-Equitable Agricultural Value Chains in IFPRI and FAO co-edited volume

CP Partners Deborah Rubin and Cristina Manfre co-authored the article, “Promoting Gender-Equitable Agricultural Value Chains: Issues, Opportunities, and Next Steps” recently published in an International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) co-edited volume, Gender in Agriculture: Closing the Knowledge Gap (2014). The collection represents a […] Continue reading