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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:51

Magazine Making Gender Work: cultivating diversity

Last Friday at our network event, AgriProFocus together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agrifood sector. 

This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? By sharing the views of experts from all four sides of the Dutch Diamond, we hope to inspire you to start or further develop gender sensitivity in your work.

This magazine, as a representation of our network, would not have been possible without the contribution of our members. Thank you all for sharing your insights, your experiences and your stories!

You can find the online version of the magazine HERE

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Caroline for sharing the Magzine. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 April 2018 at 05:17

How to set-up business hubs for women entrepreneurs in rural areas


By providing information and advice on business start-up procedures, available resources of finance, technology and manpower and in some cases office space and facilities at a low rent, business hubs can support women-led start-ups through the tricky early stages. In many cities around the world, business hubs are popping up and providing support to (especially young) women to kick-start their own businesses. However, in rural areas business hubs are less frequently seen. In addition, most existing business hubs do not take gendered differences in terms of access, barriers and opportunities into account. What types of services could support rural women in the start-up and development of their business? Who will run/host a rural business hub? And how will it be financed?

These questions are currently being explored by the programme team of the ‘Enhancing Opportunities for Women's Enterprises’ programme. The programme is being implemented between 2016 and 2020 in Kenya and Vietnam with fun

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Resy! I also added the countries Kenya, Myanmar and Indonesia to your post, I think it is very interesting for these country networks to read and learn about the programme as well!

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Resy Vermeltfoort  Thank you Anne Marie, for spreading the news about our programme. The programme is also being implemented in Kenya. In the coming months, we will share updates from Kenya on our activities to boost women entrepreneurship in rural areas.

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ugo sam Nwabuisi very great news.

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 28 March 2018 at 12:47

SEADS joins in strengthening gender equality

The Government of Rwanda has made great progress in promoting gender equality, improving women’s access to resources, participation in economic activities and in decision making. SEAD proudly continues this good work and has given gender-inclusiveness an important role within the project.

From February 13 to 15, SEAD organised a workshop which aimed to increase knowledge on gender and gender-inclusiveness. The workshop was attended by student representatives from beneficiary educational institutions, whose purpose was to disseminate the lessons that they had learned from the workshop at their own institutions. The training took place at Hilltop Hotel, Kigali, and was facilitated by FATE Consulting Ltd. FATE is a gender equality-focused consultancy firm based in Rwanda.

Isimbi Roberte, a gender expert and FATE Managing Director, discussed several topics with the participants, like sexual harassment and unwanted pregnancies. ”Unwanted pregnancies are on

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 March 2018 at 09:21

Apply for the Young Women Transform Prize: Prizes of $15,000 to $35,000 to youth-led or youth-serving organizations in LMICs

Enabling Youth-Led Economic Empowerment 

How to apply: here

Sector: Gender & Youth

Deadline: 30th April, 2018 Washington D.C. local time

The Challenge

The 1.8 billion young people in the world today represent the largest youth population in history. In many parts of the world, youth lack opportunities for education and meaningful employment; an estimated 21 percent of youth are neither employed nor enrolled in education or training opportunities leaving these youth disaffected and with little hope for their future prospects.

Youth unemployment disproportionally affects young women. Globally, only 37 percent of young women participate in the labor force, compared to 54 percent of young men. When young women are excluded from economic opportunities, gender inequality is reinforced and they are less able to invest in their own health, education and safety – and that

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 16 March 2018 at 07:49

Dear Colleagues,

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to share with you the new publication titled Gender and food loss in sustainable value chains. A guiding note.

The purpose of this publication is to help policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners to understand and analyse the nexus between gender equality and food loss, while offering practical guidance on, and tools for, integrating gender concerns into the planning and implementation of food loss studies and reduction strategies and interventions.

The publication will support the implementation of FAO’s Food Loss Analysis Methodology, which provided the base for more than 70 case studies in the scale agriculture and fisheries subsector of 24 countries. The guiding note may also serve as a supporting document in the mainstreaming of gender and social considerations into the food loss assessments in general.

Please find the links to the publication below:

- PDF URL: http://www.fao.org/3/I8620EN/

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 March 2018 at 07:24

Rural communities press for progress women’s economic opportunities

Last week it was International Women’s Day. This year’s International Women’s Day theme urges all of us to #PressforProgress, a call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. Not only on International Women's Day, but everyday. It encourages us all to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. From the big global online campaign we would like to zoom in and share how rural communities in Kenya and Vietnam are driving awareness and changing behaviours to change women's lives for the better.  

Under the ‘Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises’ (EOWE) programme, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, SNV works with rural communities in Kenya and Vietnam to increase women’s participation in and benefits from economic activities in the agricultural sector. In this sector, women’s unequal access and age

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 March 2018 at 08:05

Announcing the Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs Prize!  (deadline April 25)

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is now accepting applications for the Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs prize, which aims to identify and support women-led agricultural businesses operating in smallholder farmer markets in sub-Saharan Africa! At the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs prize to help address the challenges women-led agricultural enterprises face in obtaining financing to expand and grow.The Feed the Future-hosted competition will help women take their businesses to the next level by providing winners with acceleration services including investment readiness consulting, investor matchmaking support, and business analysis.

To learn more and apply, please click here 


Akibodé Djodji Merci pour cet important partage

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Akibodé Djodji Annonce du prix Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs! (date limite le 25 avril)Nourrir l'avenir Partnering for Innovation accepte maintenant les candidatures pour le prix Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs, qui vise à identifier et à soutenir les entreprises agricoles dirigées par des femmes opérant sur les marchés des petits agriculteurs en Afrique subsaharienne! Au Sommet mondial sur l'entrepreneuriat 2017, l'Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (USAID) a annoncé le prix Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs pour aider les entreprises agricoles dirigées par des femmes à obtenir des financements pour grandir et grandir. aider les femmes à prendre leur entreprise au niveau supérieur en fournissant aux gagnants des services d'accélération, y compris des conseils en matière de préparation à l'investissement, de soutien à l'appariement des investisseurs et d'analyse des affaires.

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Wim Goris merci pour traduire ...!

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Gender Approaches to Agricultural Extension Practices Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  16 April 2018 - 09:00 to 20 April 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi Kenya.

Event: Gender Approaches to Agricultural Extension Practices Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 16th - 20th April 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

Gender sensitivity in agricultural practices and extension is an important area that affects people from all walks of life. It entails gender equity, gender roles and further implies that roles should not be ascribed for instance to the females alone, or the males exclusively as this will amount to set back to the progress of agriculture. Gender equality refers to equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for women and men, girls and boys. It is the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex in opportunities, in the allocation of resources and benefits, or in access to services such as agricultural advice. It implies that the interests, needs, and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration, recognizing the diversity among different groups o

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 March 2018 at 08:07

Press forward to gender parity in access to resources for inclusive growth

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the 2018 International Women’s Day under the theme “press for progress”, there is a strong call-to-action to press forward to gender inclusiveness in access to factors of agricultural production.

Agriculture can be an important engine of growth and poverty reduction. But the sector is underperforming in Uganda in part because women, who are often a crucial resource in agriculture and the rural economy, face constraints that reduce their productivity.

Although more women (82%) than men (66%) are engaged in agricultural production, they control less than 20% of the outputs. Women continue to disproportionately experience challenges in accessing factors of production, particularly land, credit, extension services and productivity-enhancing inputs such as seed of improved crop varieties, fertiliser, and pesticides.

Usually men dominate ownership and control of land

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 March 2018 at 12:22

International Women's Day is coming. Let's get ready. March 8, 2018

INTERNATIONAL Women's Day seeks to celebrate women's achievements, as well as act as a catalyst for change when it comes to gender equality.

The UN theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”  Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Under the Gender in Valuechains platform, AgriProFocus provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more. 

The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions,

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Gender Approaches to Agricultural Extension Practice Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018 - All Day Event
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Event: Gender Approaches to Agricultural Extension Practices Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 12th - 16th March 2018.

NITA CERTIFIED

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INTRODUCTION

Gender sensitivity in agricultural practices and extension is an important area that affects people of all walks of life. It entails gender equity, gender roles and further implies that roles should not be ascribed for instance to the females alone, or the males exclusively as this will amount to set back to the progress of agriculture. Gender equality refers to equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for women and men, girls and boys. It is the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex in opportunities, in the allocation of resources and benefits, or in access to services such as agricultural advice. It implies that the interests, needs, and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration, recognizing the diversity among different groups of w

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 February 2018 at 08:06

Are you Interested in Gender and agriculture research? Am looking for an anthropologist /sociologist with  Ability to speak Ateso or Luo. He or she should be willing to work for  13 months.  Project area will be Eastern and Northern Uganda. Masters students in need of research funds and are willing to research on gender dynamics in seed systems are also welcome to apply.

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Hellen! Maybe my colleague Mugisha Richard knows some people who can assist here.

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Hellen Opie Thanks Anne Marie!, Let me contact Richard right away.

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Hellen Opie Thanks Anne Marie!, Let me contact Richard right away.

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FRANCIS MUGISHA am Francis Mugisha doing MSc. In agro ecology ,, am interested in conducting my research on gender issues in Agriculture. Kindly call me on 0751944046 or write to mugishafranc@gmail.com 

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EBINU LYDIA Helen greetings! We have tried contacting you in vain, I don't know if the research is still on bcoz we are interested. Contact me on 0702891755

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 9 February 2018 at 12:00

Investing in Girls & Women: a good business

Report by Plan Nederland and Accenture

Three years ago, Plan Nederland organised the conference Investing in Girls: good for business! At that meeting, eight internationally operating Dutch companies expressed their commitment to step up their investments in vocational training and the creation of more and better jobs for girls and young women. Simply because it is the morally right and economically smart thing to do.Despite a strong business case and clear international frameworks, far too many companies continue to shy away from fully integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment principles into their business strategies and practice. Even those companies that fully embrace these goals find it difficult to effectively prevent and address gender-related rights violations.

For this reason Plan has produced a very interesting report providing practical guidance to companies on how to promote the rights of girls and young women throughout t

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Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Thanks Angelica, an important report to read!

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Geofrey Ochan these a very great idea hope for the best in your implementation

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 February 2018 at 08:13

Four ways to include a gender lens in your evaluation 


FSG: Four Ways to Incorporate a Gender Lens in Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts


Across the social sector, we have seen growing interest in bringing a gender lens to social change—from foundations and nonprofits aligning to the Sustainable Development Goals to businesses looking to create shared value. As organizations deepen their gender-related programming and companies invest in gender equity, there is one question that is inevitably raised: how do we measure that?

The first thing to know about gender-sensitive measurement is that it doesn’t just apply to programs that have an explicit gender focus. It’s something that becomes a foundational aspect of an organization’s measurement and evaluation approaches across its portfolio, enabling it to address inequities in how programs are rolled out and influence different groups.....


Read more about this blog written by FSG on their website

Posted By in Publications and Resources
Posted 6 February 2018 at 04:13

Read how attitudes and social norms practiced in every-day life affect women’s economic empowerment in Vietnam in the summary of findings of a Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Study conducted under SNV's 'Enhancing Opportunities for Women's Enterprises' (EOWE) programme:

http://www.snv.org/public/cms/sites/default/files/explore/download/eowe_kap_study_vn_summary_of_findings.pdf

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 February 2018 at 03:50

Boosting women’s entrepreneurship in Kenya through facilitated household dialogues



“Before, I really thought that only employed people would prepare a planning and budget for farming businesses”, says Agnes Nyaruai, a small scale trader from Laikipia County in Kenya. Last six months, Mrs. Agnes and her husband participated in facilitated household dialogues in which they discussed around gender norms within their household and the community and learned how changes in these gender norms could enhance the success of their business. The facilitated household dialogues were organised under SNV’s ‘Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises’ (EOWE) programme that is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands.

The household dialogues were implemented by local partners of SNV in eight arid and semi-arid counties in Kenya. In a six-month period, a total of 153 households participated in the 12 dialogue sessions to reflect on three key gender norms: time-use, control o

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 February 2018 at 12:38

Are you a mid-career horticulture, livestock or forestry professional? Do you want to enhance your knowledge in your area of expertise and develop management skills at a strategic level? At Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences we offer the one-year postgraduate Master Agricultural Production Chain Management. This MSc is eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarship.
Apply for this MSc programme before 28th February 2018 to be able to apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarship. http://www.vhluniversity.com/vhl-studies/application/financial-matters/scholarships-and-grants/orange-knowledge-programme.aspx


More information about Van Hall Larenstein's international graduate programs here:  https://www.scribd.com/…/3713…/Brochure-Masters-VHL-20182019

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hi Karen, thanks so much for your posting, we will spread the words! keep on posting!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 3 February 2018 at 07:59

Am Renalda Lema, an energetic, enthusiastic and highly motivated Tanzanian national. Working for Centre for the Advancement of Women in Agriculture in Tanzania (CAWAT)—As Coordinator. CAWAT, a vibrant and dynamic multicultural organization involved in people-centered development programs and advocacy.

The Centre for Advancement of Women in Agriculture Tanzania (CAWAT) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Its Goal is: ‘Local capacity developed to sustain women’s empowerment in agriculture and food security in Tanzania. Its creation was the overarching strategy of the Innovations in Gender Equality (IGE’s) to Promote Household Food Security Program. CAWAT was created as strategy to sustain IGE’s mission when the lifetime of IGE comes to an end. A sustainability plan for IGE USAID project, which was on operation from 2012 to 2017 to enforce the adaptation of energy serving technologies to women engaged in agriculture in Tanzania. CAWAT is a coordinated, multi-stak

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Hilda Okoth Hi Renalda. Welcome to the AgriProFocus online platform where professionals in the agrifood sector meet to network, learn from each other and exchange expertise. We also have a very vibrant gender in agriculture value chains network that I would recommend you follow as well as share your work on gender there.Please tag gender in posts related to gender in value chains.It would be nice to also open a organizational profile for CAWAT to give it more visibility and you can use the information in this post and of course more to let other learn about CAWAT. You can do this by editing your profile and clicking the add organization tab on your left.Please let me know if you need any assistance on how to use this platform and more information about AgriProFocus.Regards,Hilda

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Renalda Godwin Thank you Hilda. have send you an email.

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AAPC 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  14 February 2018 to 16 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Dodoma

AAPC is an annual flagship event organized by the Policy Analysis Group (PAG), an informal and voluntary group with members working on agricultural policy projects and initiatives, academia and local and international policy think tanks. Established in 2013, the group has 20 members and provides a platform for sharing information on policy research and activities so as to enhance coordination, collaboration and synergy. PAG also aims at ensuring consistency in policy messaging.


Theme: Integrating Food and Nutrition Security into Economic Transformation and Industrialization Agenda in Tanzania

The fourth edition of AAPC will look at how key reform implementers of Tanzania’s agricultural sector are delivering under six key pillars relevant to the theme of the conference. These include: 1) Agricultural Sector Policy, (2) Agricultural Trade and Marketing, (3) Enabling Environment for Private Sector Investment, (4) Agricultural Land Access Dynamics & Land Tenure Policy (5) Access to Finance an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 January 2018 at 01:42

AgDevCo, UK based impact investor that finances African agribusinesses, recently published a case study on empowering women in outgrower schemes. 

The study showcases best practices to promote women’s economic empowerment in outgrower schemes. It derives practical lessons from SDU-supported outgrower schemes and other successful outgrower schemes of AgDevCo’s investees, and links these to ten underlying principles of success (for example, ensure women benefit from training).

I visited the majority of companies last year to test out a gender toolkit we (Fair & Sustainable and AgriProFocus) made for AgDevCo. This toolkit will be available for sharing later this year. 

Download the document here


Janine Schoeman Thanks for sharing Els!

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Dorina Prech Many thanks for sharing this Els Rijke! I am sharing this to our social media followers. Looking forward to the toolkit later in the year! Best, Dorina

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Abraham Kamalamba iam interested to get more details on the tookit

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