Rubin, D.

Gender Assessment: USAID/Senegal

Author: Rubin, D.; Niang-Mbodj, O.K. | Publication Date: 2010
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The USAID/Senegal mission has made concerted efforts over the past few years to identify gender issues and to address gender inequalities in its programming. It has numerous projects that target women or men in order to overcome identified disparities, and which conduct the work through inclusive, community-based efforts to ensure […] Continue reading

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Gender Assessment: USAID/Central Asia Republics

Author: Rubin, D.; Somach, S. | Publication Date: 2010
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The legacy of decades of Soviet rule still affects the development of the five countries that comprise the Central Asian Republics (CAR) – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Unlike some other countries of the Former Soviet Union (FSU), the Central Asian countries did not achieve independence through a broad-based […] Continue reading

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Gender and Community Development: Experience of GL CRSP Projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan.

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2010
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Addressing gender disparities in economic growth, particularly in agriculture, is not a new goal for development interventions, but after a hiatus in the 1990s it has received new attention in the past decade. Four research and outreach projects of the Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program working in Ethiopia, Ghana, […] 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)

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2009
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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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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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Improving Communications to Farmers, Ranchers, and Educators: A Literature Review (PPT)

Author: Rubin, D.; Hardt, Terry | Publication Date: 2008
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A PowerPoint presentation created as a companion to Improving Communications to Farmers, Ranchers, and Educators A Literature Review. The purpose of the literature review was to improve the capacity of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) to reach “whole of American agriculture” with messages about sustainable agriculture. Continue reading

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Improving SARE Outreach Unit’s Communications to Farmers, Ranchers and Educators: Literature Review and Analysis

Author: Rubin, D.; Hardt, T. | Publication Date: 2008
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In its twenty years of support to farmers, ranchers and educators, SARE Outreach has developed different publication and outreach venues for disseminating its finding on sustainable agriculture. Several of its own evaluations as well as independent review of conventional agriculture publication and websites suggest that, while it has a strong […] Continue reading