Rubin, D.

Gender, Agriculture, and Climate Change: An Analysis for USAID/East Africa

Executive Summary: This report reviews the gender implications of the activities of the United States Agency for International Development/East Africa (USAID/EA) Regional Economic Growth and Integration (REGI) program with particular reference to the Feed the Future and the climate change initiatives. In East Africa, there is a need to incorporate […] Continue reading

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A Calf, A House, A Business of One’s Own: Microcredit, Asset Accumulation, and Economic Empowerment in GL CRSP projects in Ethiopia and Ghana

The USAID-supported Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program (GL CRSP) supported savings and credit (S&C) programs as part of its overarching goal to address risk in rural livelihoods. Two different models of microfinance programs were initiated in the GL CRSP activities in East and West Africa. The Pastoral Risk Management […] Continue reading

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Building a Global Food Security Strategy: The Role of Higher Education in US International Development Conference of Deans II, June 29, 2009

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2009
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2009 has been a year of dramatic change. Agricultural development issues, after years on the back burner, are emerging as a key priority for international attention. Notwithstanding setbacks to the global economy and the military crises around the world, government leaders responded to the food price crisis of 2007-8 with […] Continue reading

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Integrating Gender in Policy Implementation Barriers Analysis: A Methodology

Author: Rubin, D.; Herstad, B. | Publication Date: 2009
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The Policy Implementation Barriers Analysis (PIBA) activity was designed to pilot a methodology and set of tools to identify key barriers to implementing programs under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Specifically, the activity focused on identifying barriers to reaching a targeted goal for one or more of […] Continue reading

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Addressing Early Marriage in Uganda

Author: Rubin, D.; Green, C.; Mukurla, A. | Publication Date: 2009
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Early marriage is common in Uganda. In 2006, more than half (53%) of women ages 20–49 were married before the age of 18, which is the legal age of marriage for women in Uganda. The reasons for early marriage are rooted in traditional and social norms, as well as factors […] Continue reading

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Building a Global Food Security Strategy: The Role of Higher Education in US International Development, A Report on the BIFAD Conference of Deans (ppt)

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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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GATE Trip Report on Albania Agriculture Competitiveness (ACC) Project Gender Training April 13-20, 2008

The Greater Access to Trade Expansion (GATE) training team traveled to Albania from April 13 to 20, 2008. The purpose of the trip was to conduct training for the staff of the Albania Agricultural Competitiveness (AAC) Program that is funded by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID)/Albania and […] 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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Title XII: The Vision, the Institutions, and the Activities (full report)

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2008
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Over the years, the scope and level of activities carried out by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through U.S. universities that have been characterized as “Title XII activities” has declined dramatically. The early members of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) had a broad and […] Continue reading

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