The presentation on “Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives” was made by Selam Gebretsion who is a Gender Specialist Land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) Project which is financed by USAID. The project has been active since 2013 and will continue until 2018.
The program was organized by The Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) which was established 1 year ago. The purpose of the presentation is in line with one of the network’s objective of creating a platform for sharing information, managing knowledge and experience among government and development partners”.
The Rural Land Administration Law from gender Perspective is the first in a series and was attended by 20 network members.
Please read a short summary of the paper presentation meeting here.
Event posted by Meskerem Niesette Ritmeester
in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
05 January 2017, 14:00-16:00
The Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) has organized the first forum in a series to raise awareness on gender issues. The first forum will have a presentation by Ethiopian Land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) project.
Selam Gebretsion, gender specialist for the LAND project, will present her paper on 'Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives'.
The objective of this first forum will be to learn more and exchange insights regarding Ethiopian women farmers' challenges to land access.
This course aims to contribute to rural women's empowerment by exploring agricultural entrepreneurship as well as additional farm-related components of rural economy contributing to income generation and employment, taking into consideration the adaptability of different methods and technologies to meet local conditions in each participant's own country.
This course is for policy makes, practitioners, representatives of the agricultural sector. Applicants need to have an academic degree and at least 5 years experience.
Click here to find more information.
Click here to read AgriProFocus interview with Jony Girma about his honey agribusiness called APIS Agribusiness P.L.C., which not only aims to become the number one organic honey producer but which is also determined to contribute to rural youth employment, rural development and natural forest conservation in Ethiopia.
Jony Girma is a member of the Youth in Agribusiness Community of Practice that was launched in September 2016 to create a platform for all professionals working with youth agripreneurs to share expertise and experiences.
On 17 November the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture platform held a workshop on 'Social and Behavioral Change Communication for Nutrition'. This workshop was organized by EU/AgriProFocus together with the steering committee for the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Platform.
The report consists of an overview of different organizations (e.g. Alive & Thrive, PRIME and Agriteam) working on SBCC for Nutrition and the MoANR activities in this area.
If you are interested to include an SBCC component in your program/project, please scroll down towards the end of the report to find some interesting examples and exercises on how to develop an effective SBCC Message and a framework for SBCC.
Please click here to find the workshop report and the presentations.
BlueMoon is looking for amazing, out-of-the-box, highly innovative, scaleable, and potentially transformative ideas from youth interested in Ethiopian agribusiness. BlueMoon believes that, once in a blue moon, exceptional ideas can turn into great businesses that literally change the world. Once selected for the incubator program, BlueMoon takes a holistic approach to support young startups.
Click here to find more details on BlueMoon's program and the selection criteria. The application deadline is Friday January 6, 2017. For any questions regarding the application process, please contact BlueMoon by sending an e-mail to this e-mail address: email@example.com
PLEASE FORWARD TO POTENTIAL CANDIDATES. THIS CAN BE A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE!
CIMMYT organizes a one-day workshop on “Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: the role of zinc and agronomic biofortification to improve nutrition in Ethiopia,”.
This workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Getfam Hotel, starting at 9:00 a.m.
The workshop has two objectives: (1) present key research results on potential of zinc agronomic biofortification in Ethiopia, and (2) conduct interactive sessions that will allow participants to contribute to the enrichment of the current understanding as well as guide the future direction of the project’s next phase. Your active participation is highly appreciated.
Ag2Nut Webinar: Making Value Chains Work for Food and Nutrition Security
In the November 2016 Ag2Nut Call, Matthias Jäger, Markets and Value Chain Expert, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) / CGIAR, presented findings from a pilot project in Kenya and Uganda, aimed at improving the diets of vulnerable rural and urban consumers through increased consumption of more affordable, diverse, safe, and nutrient-dense processed bean-based food products, sourced from local farmer organizations and delivered by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This project uses a Value Chain for Nutrition (VCN) approach, an innovative strategy that addresses nutrition problems by identifying opportunities where chain actors benefit from the marketing of agricultural products with higher nutritional value, focusing on those value chains that are most relevant to the poor, specifically women of reproductive age and children.
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1. National Consultant for Economic Development Sector - 17 November 2016
2. Regional Program Leader (ILRI) - 2 December 2016
3. Senior Learning Advisor (Tufts University) - 30 November 2016
4. Regional Nutrition Project Manager (Save the Children) - 14 November 2016
5. Regional SBCC Manager (Save the Children) - 14 November 2016
6. Regional Project Manager Livelihoods/Agriculture (Save the Children) - 14 November 2016
"Many rural households in Ethiopia
face food and nutrition insecurity not knowing that nutritious root crops
are growing all around them"
Melese Temesgen is a PhD fellow of the Addis Ababa University in the area
of Food Science & Nutrition. He has been involved in a variety of vital innovation
projects, including the promotion of nutritious root crops and the reduction of
post-harvest losses for tomatoes. Based on his expertise in these
areas, he published more than 13 papers in different journals. Also, he is one of
AgriProFocus most engaged and motivated members of the Nutrition-Sensitive
Agriculture innovation community.
"Awareness creation is the key to increase the nutritional density of the diets of rural households"
Read the full interview here.
This NEW module is designed to assist professionals from any fields related to agriculture and food systems that are involved in designing and implementing nutrition-sensitive policies and investments.
Other available FAO E-learning courses in this area are:
- Gender in Food and Nutrition Security: This course provides guidance on how to design and implement agriculture policies and programmes that are gender-responsive, sustainable, contributing to gender equality, and therefore able to improve food and nutrition security.... Read more
This is the last week to apply for the Premio Daniel Carasso 2017 ! Entrants must register and apply online before October 23 2016.
The Premio Daniel Carasso is an individual research prize intended to reward an outstanding scientific researcher on sustainable food systems and diets for long-term health. The Premio is worth €100,000. The Prize is intended to give more visibility to a mid-carrier researcher and to help her/him inspire junior researchers to develop transdisciplinary approaches to study food systems and their sustainability.
All the Abstracts & Papers for oral or poster presentation MUST be aligned to one of the following sub themes:
1. Perishable food crop commodities (fruits, vegetables, roots & tubers, edible fungi)
2. Perishable livestock and fish food products (including milk, meat, eggs, fish)
3. Non-perishable food commodities (grains, including cereals and pulses, processed foods)
4. Capacity development including training, education, research and extension/ outreach programs
5. Gender, Policy and Governance issues affecting post harvest management
Click here to read more about the Call. Deadline is 31 November 2016
The 1st All Africa
Post Harvest Congress and Exhibition to reduce food losses and Waste in Africa
will be held from March 28 to 31, 2017, at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
The deadline for the call for abstracts & papers is 31 November 2016.
ONLINE SHORT COURSE ON NUTRITION-SENSITIVE AGRICULTURE (USAID)
For anyone who would like to know more about the relatively new concept of Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture, please click here to take a look at this short online course of USAID about Nutrition-Sensitive Agricultural Programming!
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - PREMIO DANIEL CARASSO
2017: The call for applications for the Premio Daniel Carasso 2017 is now open.
Entrants must register and apply online before October 23 2016. The Premio
Daniel Carasso is an individual research prize intended to reward an
outstanding scientific researcher on sustainable food systems and diets for
long-term health. The Premio is worth €100,000 and the Laureate becomes an
ambassador of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso for sustainable food and
diets. The Prize is intended to give more visibility to a mid-carrier
researcher and to help her/him inspire junior researchers to develop
transdisciplinary approaches to study food systems and their sustainability.
We are pleased to invite you to the Business Drinks event, jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), to be held on Thursday 25 August 2016.
Same place, same time – Black Rose Lounge, from 5:00PM to 6:30PM (Late Afternoon).
One Minute Pitch
You are also welcome to use the one minute pitch session to promote yourself, your organization, or your products and services.
The organizers, APF & ENTAG, offer you the first 2 drinks for free
Who is invited?
All members of AgriProFocus Ethiopia are invited. If you are going to invite someone important, you are allowed in one condition – make them sign up at www.agriprofocus.com/registration to become a member of our network.
Requirement to Attend
If you wish to attend this exciting Business Drinks event, attendance confirmation is mandatory! You can do that easily by filling the REGISTRATION FORM HE... Read more
This half-day workshop has been held on 13 May 2016 at the Dutch Embassy (EKN) and attracted a lot of organizations interested in learning how to implement a gender analysis in their program and/or project. It was an interactive session in which a gender analysis of the sesame value chain was done by the workshop participants jointly and in cooperation with representatives of the Sesame Business Network (SBN).
Please click here to access the PowerPoint presentation that briefly explains the importance of conducting a gender analysis for your project or program.
The purpose of this Poultry Event was to present the results of a poultry survey AgriProFocus conducted with small-scale poultry farmers living in and around Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. This Poultry event brought commercial farms and several pre-selected small-scale farmers and other poultry experts together to discuss the challenges in the poultry business and to jointly find ways to improve the working relations between the commercial farms and the small-scale farmers.
Please click here to access the report.