Manfre, C.

Applying gender-responsive value chain analysis in (EAS)

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2012
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The most recent shifts in agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) parallel the growing complexity of the global food system. A diversity of actors, from smallholder farmers to multinational food corporations, each with different needs, objectives, strengths and weaknesses now operate in the sector. Not only do they each have […] Continue reading

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Reducing the gender gap in agricultural extension and advisory services

Author: Manfre, C.; Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2012
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This presentation is based on the paper that was a collective effort of the MEAS Gender Working Group entitled “Reducing the gender gap in agricultural extension and advisory services: How to find the best fit for men and women farmers”. Continue reading

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Gender Assessment: USAID/Ghana

USAID/Ghana is in the process of developing a new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) that will cover fiscal years 2011-2015. The new strategy will focus on the same four development objectives (DO) as the current strategy: Economic Growth, Education, Democracy and Governance, and Health. The USAID/Ghana Mission anticipates substantially realigning […] Continue reading

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Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for the AGRA Policy Program

Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains: A Handbook

Gender issues fundamentally shape the totality of production, distribution, and consumption within an economy but have often been overlooked in value chain development. From production to processing to disposal, gendered patterns of behavior condition men’s and women’s jobs and tasks, the distribution of resources and benefits derived from incomegenerating activities […] Continue reading

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Gender Training Materials: Integrating Gender in Agricultural Value Chains (INGIA-VC) in Kenya

These training materials were developed for the Integrating Gender in Agricultural Value Chains (INGIA-VC) in Kenya program under the Greater Access to Trade Expansion (GATE) Project eith the Women in Development IQC. Continue reading

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A Gender Assessment of Sustainable Conservation-Oriented Enterprises (SCOE): Final Report

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C.; Malpani, S. | Publication Date: 2008
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Enterprises based on natural products and services are termed in this report “sustainable conservation-oriented enterprises” (SCOEs) to emphasize the dual goals of conservation and economic viability. The types of enterprises are organized into four categories: cultivation-based, ecotourism-based (wildlife- and landscape-based), natural product-based, and culture-based. Activities of these enterprises have resulted […] Continue reading

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A Guide to Integrating Gender into Agricultural Value Chains

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2010
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Value chain development is at the core of USAID’s agricultural programming. It is a key feature of new initiatives, and is a primary pathway for achieving the goal of increasing agricultural growth and expanding the staple food supply. The improved market-based coordination that is the hallmark of value chains reduces […] Continue reading

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