Mar 12

What does meaningful progress look like in addressing gender issues in the environment (and agriculture)?

“Human beings are at the centre of concern for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature. Women have an essential role to play in the development of sustainable and ecologically sound consumption and production patterns and approaches to natural resource management.” (United […] Continue reading

Jan 29

Gender-focused Volunteer Assignments for Winrock’s Farmer-to-Farmer for Agriculture Education and Training (F2F/AET) Program

Gender & Value Chains Training Volunteer Winrock’s Farmer-to-Farmer for Agriculture Education and Training (F2F/AET) Program seeks a volunteer with experience in agriculture value chain analysis and gender analysis and mainstreaming, to provide gender and value chain training to grantees of the Agriculture Education and Market Improvement (AEMIP) Program. AEMIP’s Innovations […] Continue reading

Dec 02

Cultural Practice joins consortium to empower women farmers through improved agricultural extension and advisory services

Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) is a partner in a new consortium led by the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign (UIUC) that was recently awarded $7 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to contribute to the goals of the Presidential Initiative Feed the Future of increasing global […] Continue reading

Oct 31

Water and electricity critical for women, but perhaps mobile phones first?

Over a decade ago, wandering along ridge rows of farmer’s plots in southern Africa, I would never have believed that I would be advocating mobile phones as a game changing technology for the overworked, underserviced African woman farmer. I grew up in a 1920s ranch house in northern California heated […] Continue reading

Oct 13

Grand Challenges: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a new Grand Challenge: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development. This challenge focuses on how to effectively reach and empower the most vulnerable women and girls to improve health and development – including economic – outcomes as well as […] Continue reading

Sep 18

Sex and Gender: What is so confusing?

I recently reread The Giver in anticipation of seeing the movie. As it has been some time since I read the book with my children I couldn’t recall whether my memories related to the actual text or to the stimulating conversations we shared. It turns out that there was less […] Continue reading

Sep 17

Leveling the Playing Field:
How Gender Concepts Play Out in Everyday Life

As my third anniversary of joining CP approaches, I increasingly find myself reflecting on how my work has opened my eyes to gender issues and how they manifest themselves in different parts of my life. While at CP I’ve had the opportunity to look at gender issues in food security, […] Continue reading

Sep 16

CP Awarded New Contracts with Cornell University, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and Jhpiego

In August 2014 CP was awarded a contract to work with Cornell University in developing the curricular materials for its new Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) certificate training program. In partnership with Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, the program will combine classroom, on-line, and field work to build […] Continue reading

Sep 10

Job Opportunity: CIAT Gender Coordinator

CIAT is currently seeking applicants for a Gender Coordinator position. Building on prior and ongoing research, s/he will lead the development of research projects, identifying critical areas of work within the framework of the Center strategy as well as research strategies of CGIAR Global Research Programs. The ideal candidate will […] Continue reading

Aug 20

Where are the Men?: Millennium Development Goals Twitter Chat Recap

Following the United Nations (UN) Millennium Declaration in 2000 the UN established eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to overcome global poverty. August 18 marked the 500 day milestone until the target date to achieve the MDGs. The UN’s social media campaign MDG 500 asked people around the world, how well […] Continue reading

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