2015

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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Guide Pour l’intégration du Genre Dans les Chaînes de Valeur Agricoles

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2010
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Le développement des chaînes de valeur se trouve au coeur des programmes agricoles de l’USAID; il s’agit d’un élément-clédes nouvelles initiatives, et c’est la voie principale conduisant au progrès agricole et à l’amélioration de l’approvisionnement en denrées de base. La coordination améliorée, axée sur le marché, qui caractérise les chaînes […] Continue reading

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AgTCA Tajikistan: Agricultural Technology Commercialization Assessment

The adoption of agricultural technologies at scale is essential to improve agricultural production and marketing, farmer income, and food security. Yet the commercialization of new agricultural technologies often faces substantial challenges. A successful strategy to bring agricultural technology to scale must be based on strong practical and theoretical evidence of […] Continue reading

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Integrating Gender into Forestry Research: A Guide for CIFOR Scientists and Programme Administrators

This manual supports CIFOR’s efforts to incorporate gender analysis more systematically into research. The aim is to boost understanding of gender concepts among CIFOR scientists, and to enhance their confidence and capacity for using gender analysis in forestry research, either on their own or in collaboration with other experts. Continue reading

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Midterm Review of the Afro–Colombian and Indigenous Program: A Synthesis of Findings

Author: Caro, D. | Publication Date: 2015/05/18
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ACDI/VOCA hired Cultural Practice, LLC to conduct a mid-term review of the USAID Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Program in 2015. From the report:  Ethnic minority populations are among the most marginalized groups in Colombia and suffer from challenges including exclusion, inequality, poverty, violence, discrimination, and displacement. To address these issues, USAID created […] 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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USAID/Burma Fertilizer Sector Improvement (2014 – 2017)

Author: Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2015/03/01
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The USAID Fertilizer Sector Improvement (FSI) was a three-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve food security and increase profitability for smallholder farmers by sustainably increasing agricultural productivity. Implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) in geographic focal areas of Ayeyarwaddy, Bago, and Yangon in Burma, Cultural […] Continue reading

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Gender, assets, and market-oriented agriculture: learning from high-value crop and livestock projects in Africa and Asia

Strengthening the abilities of smallholder farmers in developing countries, particularly women farmers, to produce for both home and the market is currently a development priority. In many contexts, ownership of assets is strongly gendered, reflecting existing gender norms and limiting women’s ability to invest in more profitable livelihood strategies such […] Continue reading

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