Gender

Posted By in SEAD
Posted 18 January 2018 at 09:07

Gender equality and inclusiveness awareness 

The SEAD project contributes to the mainstreaming of gender equality and increasing gender sensitiveness in (the management of) curriculum development, training of trainers, applied research and outreach services. In November 2017 a mission was organized to update the status on gender activities of the beneficiary institutions and to make recommendations for follow-up actions to be conducted under SEAD.

Experts involved were Roberte Isimbi local gender expert from Fate Consulting specialized in mainstreaming gender, training and awareness raising, Adriana van Ommering, Mott MacDonald project director and senior consultant with years of gender equality experience in African projects and Simone Langhorst, senior consultant and gender expert of Q-point, a Dutch based consultancy firm involved in capacity building in Africa.


To determine general problems in implementation of gender policies and to determine possibilities for crosscutting support th

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Anne Marie Kortleve Nice to see that the SEAD program also addresses gender aspects. Are you known with the networks gender in value chains programme? You can check: https://agriprofocus.com/gender-in-value-chains for more info. Would love it if we could share knowledge there, also around your project. My colleague Caroline van der Molen can tell you more!

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Posted By in Access to Finance Indonesia
Posted 18 January 2018 at 09:05

Study on Women’s Entrepreneurship and Access to Finance in Indonesia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia just released a report titled “Women’s Entrepreneurship and Access to Finance: Challenges and Opportunities of Women-led Social Enterprises in Indonesia”. It was produced in partnership with Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN) and financially supported by the Government of Canada.

Investing in women entrepreneurs has been a hot topic over the past few years due to its win-win outcome; not only in social context but also from the economics point of view. Aligned with recent study on women entrepreneurs by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) which found that the repayment rate of women entrepreneurs is better, our recent study revealed that women entrepreneurs we interviewed do not have any difficulty in repaying loan; in fact they are more proactive and cultivate closer relationships with their financial b

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 December 2017 at 06:27

Using a gender lens to address critical issues in rural areas: The illustrated gender and youth toolkit

2SCALE works in 9 countries of West and Eastern Africa and seeks to foster women’s participation by setting a 40% target in the agribusiness clusters they support. Partnership facilitators working within the program and their partners organizations, the Business support services, need to find innovative strategies to reach this target of female participation.

To ensure this, the first step is understanding the specific context in which they operate at cluster level. Using adapted versions of the Harvard gender analysis framework[1] is an effective way to do this. However, facilitators face different challenges using these tools. 2SCALE with the support of a gender consultant, developed an illustrated toolkit adapted from the Harvard framework. It was designed in collaboration with Mango Tree, an organization based in Uganda. The prototype was tested in several countries in W

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2017 at 04:40

NEW Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster resilience in Vietnam

Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) are vital to Vietnam’s sustainable development and long-term resilience. The poor and vulnerable, particularly women, children and elderly, experience disproportionate impacts of climate change. To raise awareness and highlight the importance of gender equality in climate and disaster resilience in the context of the post-2015 development agenda, SNV Vietnam jointly initiated and developed a policy brief together with UN Women, UNDP, CARE and Oxfam in Vietnam. In November 2017, SNV introduced the policy brief at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, to highlight the important intersection of climate change, disaster resilience and gender at the global platform.


The policy brief addresses key issues of gender inequality in CCA and DRR with the intention of strengthening gender equality in policies and plans and their implementation. It draws on t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 20 December 2017 at 04:01

I would love to talk to anyone who has done gender work on mung beans, including if possible with respect to mechanical harvesting.

I will be examining this issue in relation to mung bean in Myanmar and Bangladesh, with colleagues of course. Would be super to chat.


Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Cathy, I don;t think we have specific experience in mung beans/mechanical harvesting, but my colleagues Caroline van der Molen or Angelica Senders know a lot about our general gender in value chains appraoch and might be able to help you further. Good luck with your work!

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Cathy Rozel Farnworth Thank you!I would also appeal to colleagues with experiences of how mechanization in general affects gender roles etc.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 December 2017 at 06:40

Agriculture takes a leap forward at Bonn Climate Talks

UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning

Bonn, Germany – The signature decision on agriculture coming out of this year's climate talks in Bonn, called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, provides a new opportunity to address how climate change impacts on agricultural production have put millions of lives and livelihoods at risk worldwide.

"This bold landmark decision brings agriculture to the forefront of the international climate change agenda, and looks directly at important issues such as assessing adaptation and mitigation benefits of agriculture, improving soil health, nutrient management and livestock systems, and addressing the socio-economic and food security issues associated with climate change in the agriculture sectors," said Julia Wolf, Natural Resource Officer and Coordinator from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the Un

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 December 2017 at 03:56

How to boost women entrepreneurship?


This question was addressed during a National Platform organised on December 14th by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Vietnam. The Platform connected and facilitated knowledge exchange between women entrepreneurs, policy makers & local governments. 

The Platform also marked the official kick-off of the National Women-led Business Start-up Programme (NWBSP), which aims to support women in business start-up and innovation in 63 provinces in Vietnam. The Programme will be implemented by the Vietnam Women’s Union between 2017 and 2025, with support from international and governmental organisations, enterprises and local partners. 

http://bit.ly/2BnZSFl 

 #FlowNL #EOWE #SDG5 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 15 December 2017 at 02:08

Encourager les pères à participer activement à une meilleure nutrition

Souvent, quand on parle de sexe et de l'agriculture, nous discutons des moyens d'accroître la participation des mères à la croissance des aliments nutritifs afin qu'ils puissent nourrir leurs familles ou utiliser les revenus de la vente des récoltes excédentaires pour acheter des aliments sains. Mais le genre doit être plus que sur les femmes. Comment pouvons-nous encourager les hommes et les pères à mieux soutenir leurs partenaires afin d'assurer les meilleurs résultats de la récolte et de la nutrition?

Un projet de nutrition multisectorielle a été développé par l' USAID, entre autres par le renforcement des partenariats, les résultats et innovations en matière de nutrition. À l' échelle mondiale (PRINTEMPS) , fait la promotion de la participation des hommes au Niger est par vidéo communautaire.


Lien vers la vidéo (10 minutes, langue locale, avec sous-titres): https://yo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 11 December 2017 at 08:40

Online course on 'Gender-Sensitive Value Chain'

Join a free online course on 'Gender-Sensitive Value Chain' offered by the joint of FAO and UNITAR (United Nation Institute for Training and Research) on February, 12th to March, 09th 2018. 

The course will be conducted in English language only, you can register HERE.

Application deadline is January, 26th 2018. Remember the course is free of charge therefore first come first served. And there are limited chances available and will be subject to selection process by FAO. Please register early to be considered. 

Read more about the course through this LINK.

Photo Courtesy: FAO 

Jean Wilson TWIZERIMANA I Am Twizerimana jea Wilson from university of RWANDA IN college of agriculture ,environmental and veternary medecine,i was attendend 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival took place at Nyagatare Campus, and then i become inspired,i got many things, i really thank you for your mission which is to  promote youth engaged in agriculture.

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PETER KOLAWOLE Thank you for sharing this information

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 December 2017 at 12:10

How the European Union joins trade dynamism with sustainable development

Embedding a multilateral approach is pivotal to the EU’s ethos on trade and sustainable development

See interesting blog, link: http://www.tradeforum.org/news/How-the-European-Union-joins-trade-dynamism-with-sustainable-development/

Extract: The European Union (EU) is at the vanguard of marrying the values of sustainable development with the economic engine of trade. Through the incorporation of comprehensive commitments on environmental and labour provisions in all its bilateral trade agreements the EU aims to build free and fair trading relationships. This is a reflection of EU determination to strengthen and uphold the international community’s journey that began with the Millennium Development Goals and the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) and has culminated with the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mapping across

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 5 December 2017 at 08:27

Women’s World Banking; Best Practices in Serving Low-Income Women

With support from the Metlife Foundation, Women’s World Banking documented best practices in serving low-income women profitably and sustainable. Debuted at the Making Finance Work for Women Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, these four best practices are based on our experiences working with three institutions: Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (India), Compartamos Banco (Mexico) and Lead Foundation (Egypt). WWWB shares these practices with the industry to enable more financial institutions to serve low-income women and help accelerate financial inclusion for low-income women around the world. The best practices with catchy lessons learned can be found via this link . They are organised according to the following key topics:

  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Customer Centricity
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Data Collection

Do  not forget to Watch this video on YouTube summarizing the main lesson

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Waow!Nice article, happy to see sustainability of relevant projects in many developing countries! Thanks for sharing Angelica Senders!

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Nicole Metz Thanks Angelica, interesting to see there is a process to find better financial services, that work for women. The video misses a 'gender' perspective however, unfortunately.

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Short course: Organised Farmers as Partners in Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 September 2018 to 05 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Can farmers improve their income and well-being through effective collective action? Join the course and take home many practical tools and approaches for promoting farmer entrepreneurship and strengthening famers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.

Improving farmers’ performance and business relations

This course perceives farmers as autonomous entrepreneurs and their organisations as farmers’ business organisations. Both operate in dynamic market systems and have to deal with a range of public and private sector players, such as sourcing companies, banks and MFI’s, agro-input dealers, research, extension and others. The central question of the course is how farmers can improve their income and well-being through effective collective action of their organisations and improved relations with other stakeholders.

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • be familiar with state-of-the-art thinking about farmer entrepreneurship, famers' or

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 1 December 2017 at 08:13

Gender in advisory services

Hi all, I found this module in the New Extensionist Learning Kit at the G-FRAS website. The Learning Kit contains 13 modules designed for self-directed, face-to-face, or blended learning and can be a useful tool for ao individual extension field staff, managers, lecturers and non-governmental organisations, and other training institutions.

Module 12: Gender in Advisory Services

In order to deliver on their mandates and contribute to positive change, extensionists need a well developed understanding of, and the skills necessary to address critical issues around gender in rural livelihoods. Men and women, young and old, all play vital roles in rural livelihoods, but assumptions are often made about who does what and who makes the decisions. These details of gender and decision making are critical to targeting efforts and helping everyone involved in rural livelihoods and agriculture benefit from innovations and improved technologies.


Every module has

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PETER KOLAWOLE Sir I want you to be my mentor

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Wim Goris Hi Peter, thank you for your interest. I recommend you a) complete your profile with respect to gender and value chanins and b) look for others interested in the topic near you. The point is you can then search for 'gender nigeria' .    

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PETER KOLAWOLE Thank you sir

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 November 2017 at 09:08

Working towards making agricultural service providers more responsive to female farmer’s specific needs…

The case of Amarin Financial Group, a business development service provider in Uganda

During the training of coaches organized by AgriProFocus-Uganda in Kampala from Nov. 20 to 23, the group of trainees met with service providers to undertake an organizational scan. This guided self-assessment aims at determining if and how service providers meet the specific needs of female farmers working in different value chains. Although value chain support services are usually business-oriented and for-profit organizations, they acknowledged the relevance of looking at their internal capacities to deliver gender responsive services and reach-out to a female client-base.

According to Kevin Asinde, MD of Amarin Financial Group and Kathryn Harrison, Director of Impact Analysis, female small-scale business owners tend to lack the “entrepreneurial” mind set and skills in financial mana

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Angelica Senders Thanks Jacqueline for sharing this experience from the AgriProFocus training for gender in value chain coaches. Good to hear that tools you (as the trainer) have presented during the training are appreciated and will be used! 

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Mugisha Richard Thank you Jacqueline for sharing this experience. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 November 2017 at 08:13

15 new Gender Coaches!

From November 20 to 23, 2017, AgriProFocus Uganda held its second international training of coaches in gender and value chain development in Kampala, Royal Suites. The fifteen participants came from Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Myanmar and Uganda. The training aimed at imparting coaching and gender mainstreaming skills to practioners working in value chain development. This will enable them undertake coaching of their teams or take up assignments within AgriProFocus network of national and international coaches. 

Among the participants, five partners of UTZ, the certification organization, wished to polish their gender and mainstreaming knowledge and skills in order to ensure women coffee producers get a fair share of the benefits accruing from this activity.

AgriProFocus’ main innovation through this TOT and its tailor-made coaching is to combine coaching principles with both gender mainstreaming theories and tools and systemic approaches to V

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PETER KOLAWOLE https://agrozadtech.org/2017/12/20/huge-shift-in-attitudes-on-women-perceptions-in-farming/

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 28 November 2017 at 09:30

Gender in Value Chain Coaches Training from Uganda

During 20~23 November 2017, AgriProFocus conducted Gender in Value Chain Coaches training in Kampala, Uganda. Altogether 15 people have been trained as Gender Coaches for value chain development during 4 days training. The participants are from Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The objectives of the training are 1) developing gender-mainstreaming capacities; 2) developing coaching skills and 3) reaching more equitable, inclusive & performed value chains. The training covered the following skills –

Gender based analysis at different levels
Gender sensitive strategic planning and design of gender sensitive action plans to address gender based constraints at different levels
Gender sensitive M&E
Peer-advice and coaching to solve gender & value chain related issues

Jacqueline Terrilon, who is an experienced gender consultant & coach, facilitated the training. The training covered gender & gender mainstr

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Theint Yadanar Zaw Wow! I hope you had a precious memory on it. Congratulation!

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Zaw Htet Aung Thanks Ma Theint! :) 

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing your story Zaw Htet Aung and a very nice picture of the group! What will be your next steps? What kind of 'gender' activities will you deploy in Myanmar? Curious to find out!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 November 2017 at 09:54

Hi Everyone, I am Asimenye Chitika a recent participant of the just concluded Gender in Value chains coaches training in Kampala. I am from Malawi, working with Dan Church Aid as the Right to Food Programme Officer.  The training was such an enlightening experience for me, learning the so many tools that will help us uncover how best we can make value chains more gender responsive was priceless. Value chains will never be the same again in my organisation:), I am looking forward to applying the knowledge I gained and providing updates on the progress made. Thank you Agri Pro Focus until next time

Janine Schoeman Dear Asimenye Chitika and Musariri Diza, thank you for sharing your experiences. Hope to see you active on the platform sharing your experiences. If you need assistance with this you can always contact me or Richard Mugisha. Let's expand the gender community together!

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Janine Schoeman Dear Michael Kisa, we do not have an office in Israel or neighboring country. Have not heard of the course you mention, am afraid it's out of our region really. 

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Tatah Susan Hi, I am new here and  find the discussions extremely informative and educative. I am organizing GAIEXPO - German African International Expo from 9 - 12 August  2018 in Tübingen, University town in southern region of the federal republic Germany. Registration is open to all interested companies, organizations, Ngo´s ...worldwide. The focus country is  the republic of Tanzania,  Theme of the 4days Expo is " Agriculture, agribusiness, finance & Development"           Website: www.gaiexpo.com, visit our page and do not hesitate to contact us for more information

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PETER KOLAWOLE Please when next training coming up I miss the last because of my financial status

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Caroline van der Molen Dear Peter, we don't have a date for future trainings. Once we are organizing a new training, we will post it here on the online platform.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 27 November 2017 at 09:14

La femme dans l’agriculture à Masisi

De ces jours, plusieurs études ont été menées en Afrique en général, en RD Congo en particulier sur l’intégration du genre dans le développement, et surtout dans l’agriculture. Quand au Nord-Kivu, dans le Territoire de Masisi en particulier, il a été constaté que plus au moins 51,84% de la population sont des femmes, et presque toutes sont impliquées dans l’agriculture.

Interrogée sur la question, Madame Jackie Mukandirwa, mère de dix enfants, paysanne de Loashi, un village de Masisi a déclaré : « Moi et mon mari entretenons seuls notre champs, il m’aide à défricher le terrain, ensuite nous effectuons le labour ensemble. Lors du semis je le fait seul aidée par d’autres femmes du village car à leur tour je les aide aussi. Qquand nous avons récolté, les enfants et moi transportons les produits du champ à la maison, parfois aider par mon mari lors qu’il est disponible. Moi seul, je m’occupe de la vente de nos

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 27 November 2017 at 07:09

Auspiciousness to you all!

I'm Zaw Htet from Myanmar, now starting to work as a gender consultant for APF Myanmar Team. Nice to contact with you all.

Zaw Htet

Bente Meindertsma Welcome Zaw Htet! Looking forward to work with you

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Zaw Htet Aung Thanks Bente, glad to have opportunities to work with you. I got no problem to log in now.

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Janine Schoeman Hi Zaw, welcome on the platform and more so the AgriProFocus team:)

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Zaw Htet Aung Hello Janine, thanks a lot.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 November 2017 at 08:07

Gender Training of Coaches in Kampala, 20th -23rd November, 2017

It was clear that Gender is not all about the deference between men and women but the relationship between the roles and behaviors of men and women. The training is being  facilitated by Jacqueline Terrillon, a senior Gender coach from France. 

The participants were told that, they need to be innovative as they facilitate coaching sessions in their respective communities. Because it was noted that, innovation is a key survival factor in the a world where the only constant is change. Gender mainstreaming was found to be very important because it reduces cases of gender based violence.  

This training takes care of very important areas including; 

-Gender and value chain concepts - theories

-Gender based analysis and planning

-Developing gender sensitive strategies in VCD

-Gender sensitive monitoring and evaluation

-Use of practical gender tools

-Coaching principles and methods

-Peer advice