Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. is one of the leading coffee exporters in Uganda. We contribute to the professionalization of the coffee value chain from field to cup. Our Farmer Support Teams work with coffee farming households to improve coffee production and livelihoods. We are expanding our gender programme and are looking for 2 Gender Field Officers to strengthen our team.
Location: Mbale and Paidha
Duration of contract: 4 years, with a try-out period of 6 months
Starting date: 1st February or March 2017
Deadline for application: Monday 23rd January – 5:00 pm
Main duties and responsibilities
-Contribute to the development of the gender strategy;
-Plan and execute gender workshops for champions;
-Follow-up implementation of household plans;
-Set-up and coordinate VSLAs;
-Monitoring and Evaluation; Technical reporting;
-Coordinate integration of the gender programme into Kyagalanyi’s Farmer Support Teams; and
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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.
Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systems development approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.
This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive marke... Read more
TANZANIA GENDER IN VALUE CHAINS COACHING TRAJECTORY 2017
Women play crucial roles in agriculture value chains but often times their contribution remains invisible. Evidence shows that enabling women to have equal access to inputs, services, and land improves yields. It also shows that female farmers often pay greater attention than men to crop quality and that productivity increases as a result of increasing their access to technical training.
In order to make value chains work for both men and women, AgriProFocus Tanzania is inviting you to participate at the very first Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory that provides value chain actors and practitioners on the job guidance on real life cases to put gender sensitive ways of working in practice.
Read More about the Gender in value chains coaching trajectory HERE.
Click HERE to download the Sign up form for Registration and return a filled form to us.
Contact us further on 0689 869 565 or through email hokoth@agri... Read more
It has been confirmed that; Gender equality increases productivity and credibility in companies and organizations. If women and youth were meaningfully participating in income generating activities, then Uganda would annually be earning 227 billion shillings [UNDP report 2016].
Women and youth play a significant role in food production and supply chain. Interventions that are gender aware are greatly and positively impacting on their constituencies.
AgriProFocus Ugandan collaboration with KIT, ICCO, HIVOS and F&S therefore; presents to you an opportunity to register and participate in the 5th coaching trajectory in gender and value chains development.
Click here to download the factsheet that has details on the application process.
Deadline for receiving applications is on 30th January 2017
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.
INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON AGRIBUSINESS - Dear members of the Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA), please access the link below for an opportunity to upgrade your skill and knowledge in Agribusiness sector.
We wish you best of luck.
Hello, My name is Selamawit Firdissa. I'm a Gender and Nutrition for BENEFIT Partnership.
The collaborative partnership, Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade – BENEFIT, unites the four projects:
- The Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Ethiopia project
- Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade Facility for Agribusiness (EN-TAG)
- The Sesame Business Network Support Project (SBN-SP), and
- The Capacity building for Scaling up of evidence-based best practices in agricultural production in Ethiopia (CASCAPE) project.
These projects together sustainably improve agricultural production, farmers’ income and trade of agricultural commodities, resulting in a market effect on food and nutrition security of rural households in Ethiopia, more employment and local economic development. I hope this net-work will create an opportunity for us to link, share our experience and learn from others.
Here we are! Graduation of 2016 candidates
A Gender coachee presenting his case study at the closing workshop today
Today AgriProFocus Uganda is having its closing workshop for the 4th AgriProFocus GVC coaching trajectory 2016. Reflecting on key lessons and successes gained during the trajectory. More to come.
My experience with AgriProFocus 4th gender trajectory 2016.
I have gained a lot of knowledge from this gender trajectory for example I have learnt how to build a good case study, develop a Gender action plan, formulate a Gender policy and follow up on its indicators during and after program implementation.I am sure this will go a long way in improvinig the performance of my organization in its effort to mainstream gender in barley and beans value chains in Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro and Rubanda districts
This is to thank AgriProfocus for taking us through the Gender trajectory 2016. As Amatheon we had an interest to integrate Gender perspective into our Value Chain Development but did not know where to start from. Having participated in the 4th Gender AgriProFocus Trajectory, the company has made a bold step towards integrating a gender perspective in our value chains. We have completed a situational analysis and developed a gender strategy to be implemented soon.
I would like to encourage and appeal to those who have not had an opportunity to participate in the 2016 trajectory to register for the upcoming one-2017. For there are lots of learning and experience sharing opportunities integrating gender in our organizational Value Chain interventions.
The 2016 Gender in value chains coaching trajectory is enjoying its final workshop today and tomorrow at the agriProFocus office in Kampala. As one of two national gender coaches I have really enjoyed this year and looking forward to starting the fifth trajectory in 2017. Please join us.
This webinar follows the recent publication of a brief supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive market systems. Presenters will highlight recent learning on how to apply methods and tools for measuring unpaid care work, so as to better assess and understand the constraints that it may represent, as well as the results of market systems interventions.
This webinar is hosted by SEEP's Women's Economic Empowerment Working Group, as a part of its "Innovations in Women's Economic Empowerment" webinar series.
The paper titled Developing Gender-Sensitive Value Chains has been published
The purpose of this publication, part of the FAO series on sustainable food value chain development, is to facilitate the systematic integration of gender equality dimensions into value chain development programmes and projects.
Early next year the French and Spanish versions will be available.
Event posted by Hibiete Tesfaye
in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
08 December 2016 to 09 December 2016 - All Day Event
The "Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture" will hold its 4th bi-annual workshop on the 8 and 9th Dec. 2016 at Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa.
This report by UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment presents 7 drivers to address these systemic constraints and gives concrete suggestions for action.
'The gender differences both in unpaid work and in all types of paid work are large and persistent, reflecting constraints on women’s economic opportunities and outcomes. At the same time, women take on about three times more unpaid work than men.
Even when women are paid, they tend to work in jobs that reflect gender stereotypes and are characterized by relatively low earnings, poor working conditions and limited career-advancement opportunities. In many jobs and sectors, women have restricted scope for collective voice and action. Even when women do the same jobs as men or perform work of equal val... Read more
Women today represent about 50 percent of the world’s population and, for the past two decades, about 50 percent of the labor force. Yet there are stark differences in the outcomes they achieve: Women are only half as likely as men to have a full-time wage-earning job. The women who do have paid jobs earn as much as one-third less than men. Fewer women than men are involved in trade or own registered companies. And women are more likely to work in low-productivity activities or informal employment.
There are many reasons for these outcomes, including socio-cultural norms, access to high-quality jobs, the lack of transport and the lack of child-care facilities. In many countries, such differences also continue to be written in the law.
For the first time since it was launched in 2002, the World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business report this year added a gender dimension to its measures, i... Read more