Sub-Saharan Africa

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

LGI Facilitation Guide

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

Author: Caro, D., Arrowsmith, S. | Publication Date: 2017/02
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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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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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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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Gender Assessment of the AIRS Rwanda Spray Operations

Author: McDowell, F. | Publication Date: 2013
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Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project (AIRS) is Abt Associates-led program funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative to carry out spraying to reduce the incidence and prevalence of malaria in up to 17 African countries. Abt subcontractor, Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) conducted a gender assessment in Rwanda in May and June […] Continue reading

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AIRS Senegal: Review of Gender Issues in the Spray Operations

Author: Diente, K. | Publication Date: 2013
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USAID/Senegal, in its efforts to support the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, awarded a three year contract to Abt Associates under the IRS II Task Order 4 in August 2011. The main purpose of the contract is to implement a […] Continue reading

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Review of Gender Issues in the AIRS Ethiopia Spray Operations

Author: Caro, D. | Publication Date: 2013
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Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project (AIRS) is Abt Associates-led program funded by President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to carry out spraying to reduce the incidence and prevalence of malaria in up to 17 African countries. Abt subcontractor, Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) conducted a gender assessment in Ethiopia in December 2012 to […] Continue reading

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Closing the Gender Asset Gap: Learning from value chain development in Africa and Asia

The past few years have seen a growing interest in strengthening the abilities of smallholder farmers, particularly women farmers, to produce for both home and the market. Although value chain analysis has increasingly come to address gender issues, there has been minimal focus on the intersection between women’s asset endowments […] Continue reading

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Exploring the Promise of Information and Communication Technologies for Women Farmers in Kenya

Access to information and the creation of knowledge are key drivers of social and economic transformation. In agriculture, new information and knowledge fuel innovation and increase productivity and competitiveness. The ability of farmers to participate in and benefit from growth in the sector is linked to their ability to adopt […] Continue reading

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