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Building Equitable and Prosperous Cacao Communities in Peru

With Lutheran World Relief, Cultural Practice is building the capacity of cacao and coffee cooperatives throughout Latin America to address gender inequalities in their production and marketing activities. In Peru, the team is working with the Q’Ori Warmi cooperative in the VRAEM (Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro) […] Continue reading

Increasing Women’s Profitable Participation in Market Systems Technical Note

The Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security Project resource “Increasing Women’s Profitable Participation in Market Systems Technical Note” was developed by Fintrac and Cultural Practice, LLC and published in September 2018. This note examines the role of the enabling environment in supporting women agri-entrepreneurs and agricultural wage workers. […] Continue reading

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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Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services Technology Profiles

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The technology profiles were authored and developed by multiple researchers, with technical support from Cultural Practice, LLC. The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project works to improve agricultural livelihoods focusing on strengthening extension and advisory services to empower and engage smallholder farmers, men and women. The […] Continue reading

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Increasing Opportunities for Women Farmers in Community-Based Extension: A Case Study of the PROFIT+ Model

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Around the world, both women and men are involved in agricultural activities. Evidence shows that women provide 70-85% of labor for food production and sales in Sub-Saharan Africa (The World Bank, FAO, and IFAD, 2008 citing The World Bank, 2005). Despite this enormous contribution of labor, women in Sub-Saharan Africa […] Continue reading

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Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most Significant Change and PhotoVoice

In 2012, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and its local implementing partners launched the Learning for Gender Integration initiative (LGI), an innovative program to address gender inequality in the context of food security. LGI’s goal was to address inequalities to ensure that men and women have equal opportunities to benefit from […] Continue reading

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Midterm Performance Evaluation of the Fistula Care Plus Project: Looking Back and Projecting Forward

Author: Caro, D., Arrowsmith, S. | Publication Date: 2017
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The Fistula Care Plus (FC+) Project is a five-year global project supported by the USAID Offices of Population and Reproductive Health, and Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition. The project is designed to prevent, detect, and treat obstetric fistula. The purpose of this evaluation is to identify strengths and weaknesses […] Continue reading

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Gender Analysis Toolkit for Health Systems

Author: Caro, D.; Nordehn, C.; Betron, M. | Publication Date: 2016
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The purpose of the Gender Analysis Toolkit is to provide research questions to guide data collection when performing a project-level gender analysis. The Toolkit provides illustrative questions related to the five domains described in United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Automated Directive System (ADS) 205, which are: 1) Laws, […] Continue reading

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The Gender in Agriculture from Policy to Practice Toolkit

The Gender in Agriculture from Policy to Practice (GAPP) Toolkit presents an innovative approach for engaging men and women to increase women’s access to productive resources. It was prepared by Lutheran World Relief and Cultural Practice, LLC in July 2016. From the Toolkit: Between 2013 and 2016, Lutheran World Relief […] Continue reading

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Qualitative methods for gender research in agricultural development

The rise of mixed methods approaches to development-oriented research has brought new attention to qualitative research methods. This paper describes the use of qualitative approaches to illuminate gender relations in agricultural development research and project implementation. For gender research, qualitative methods can be particularly helpful in illuminating how men and […] Continue reading

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