Gender

Mar 07

Slippery and complex: What soupy noodles and women’s empowerment have in common

I’m a noodle fan. Being Filipino, it’s practically genetic. When my son was little, he was really into food court lo mein, which is similar to Filipino pancit canton. It’s basically egg noodles, stir-fried with veggies and meat, sometimes with a savory, brown sauce. My son prefers thicker noodles, and […] Continue reading

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

Jan 25
Women picking plants

Policies for Women’s Profitable Participation in Agricultural Market Systems

This post was produced as a joint effort of the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project and Cultural Practice, LLC with input from Fintrac Inc. The original post can be found on MarketLinks. This is the final post of a series exploring the range of policies that can support women’s profitable participation in agricultural market systems. Readers are […] 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
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
Credit: Fintrac Inc.

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
Photo: Fintrac Inc.

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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