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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Final Performance Evaluation Of The Leveraging Effective Application Of Direct Investments Project

Author: Dorsainvil, D., Benschoter, E., Moncoeur, B., Mahotiere, F., Michel, H. | Publication Date: 2016
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PROJECT BACKGROUND Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investments (LEAD) is a USAID-funded $12 million project implemented by the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) from July 2011 and recently extended to March 2017. It was conceived as a pilot project with the objective of stimulating growth and employment by supporting Haitian […] 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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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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