Manfre, C.

Assessing How Agricultural Technologies can Change Gender Dynamics and Food Security Outcomes

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The “Assessing How Agricultural Technologies can Change Gender Dynamics and Food Security Outcomes” toolkit introduces a framework that considers the social context of the agricultural technologies and the specific challenges that women and men farmers face in using the technology. It focuses on three areas: time and labor; food availability, access, […] Continue reading

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Gender, assets, and market-oriented agriculture: learning from high-value crop and livestock projects in Africa and Asia

Strengthening the abilities of smallholder farmers in developing countries, particularly women farmers, to produce for both home and the market is currently a development priority. In many contexts, ownership of assets is strongly gendered, reflecting existing gender norms and limiting women’s ability to invest in more profitable livelihood strategies such […] Continue reading

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Feed the Future Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains, Malawi Gender and Value Chain Assessment

The Feed the Future Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (FtF-INVC) is a three-year USAID-funded project in Malawi that seeks to mitigate these challenges by sustainably reducing rural poverty and improving nutrition outcomes. To achieve these goals, FtF-INVC promotes, supports, and facilitates gender equitable market-driven, agriculture-led, and integrated economic growth approaches. The FtF INVC Project […] Continue reading

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Guide Pour l’intégration du Genre Dans les Chaînes de Valeur Agricoles

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2010
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Le développement des chaînes de valeur se trouve au coeur des programmes agricoles de l’USAID; il s’agit d’un élément-clédes nouvelles initiatives, et c’est la voie principale conduisant au progrès agricole et à l’amélioration de l’approvisionnement en denrées de base. La coordination améliorée, axée sur le marché, qui caractérise les chaînes […] Continue reading

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AgTCA Tajikistan: Agricultural Technology Commercialization Assessment

The adoption of agricultural technologies at scale is essential to improve agricultural production and marketing, farmer income, and food security. Yet the commercialization of new agricultural technologies often faces substantial challenges. A successful strategy to bring agricultural technology to scale must be based on strong practical and theoretical evidence of […] Continue reading

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Integrating Gender into Forestry Research: A Guide for CIFOR Scientists and Programme Administrators

This manual supports CIFOR’s efforts to incorporate gender analysis more systematically into research. The aim is to boost understanding of gender concepts among CIFOR scientists, and to enhance their confidence and capacity for using gender analysis in forestry research, either on their own or in collaboration with other experts. Continue reading

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Promoting Gender-Equitable Value Chains: Issues, Opportunities and Next Steps Presentation

There is now growing recognition of the importance of attention to gender for agricultural productivity and food security.  However, many “gender myths” persist; myths that either underestimate or overstate the importance of women’s roles and resources.  In order to close the gender gap in productivity or assets, there is a […] Continue reading

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Reducing the gender asset gap through agricultural development

This guide explores the intersection of gender and assets in the context of agricultural interventions. It grows out of a collaborative effort among international agricultural research organizations, implementing partners, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) partners who came together to evaluate the impact of agricultural interventions on the ability of men […] Continue reading

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2014 Storybook: INGO Experience with Gender Integration

Author: Manfre, C.; Sahlaney, S. | Publication Date: 2015
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Gender integration and mainstreaming are challenging but also have great rewards. This report tells the story of how six different agencies are integrating and mainstreaming gender into policies, programs, and procedures. Each story provides insight into the different approaches the organization has taken, the challengesthat were encountered, and what their […] Continue reading

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Promoting Gender-equitable Agricultural Value Chains: Issues, Opportunities, and Next Steps

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2012
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This chapter reviews the growing body of work on reducing gender-based barriers to value chain development. It highlights key questions that are emerging within the gender and value chain community related to methodologies for promoting both greater gender equity and efficiency. The authors lay out the rationale and evidence for […] Continue reading

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