Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 28 June 2017 at 07:36

Meet Up Gender Coaches a success

12, 13 and 14 June 2017 a meet up was held in Kampala Uganda for Gender Coaches from all over the world. Organised by AgriProFocus for the coaches to share experiences, learn from each other and built the Gender Coaches community.

Presentations for but also by the participants, brainstorms were held and creative flip charts were made. There were lots of ideas and suggestions for the future to expand the community of coaches. 

If you want to know more about Gender Coaches trajectories or Gender in general, please contact 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 June 2017 at 01:28

Stay informed on the latest Food & Nutrition Security publications!

Use the Food & Business Knowledge Platform’s Knowledge Portal

To ensure you stay updated on new publications in the field of Food & Nutrition Security, you can now subscribe to the topics of your interest on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform’s Knowledge Portal.

The Knowledge Portal provides you with selected references to knowledge and innovations in the field of Food & Nutrition Security (FNS). Items such as reports, briefs, toolkits and articles are shared in the Portal. Selection criteria for the Portal are defined in the Guidelines, indicating that items should offer innovative insights to FNS professionals, deepen current knowledge and be aimed at poverty reduction. The Knowledge Portal is updated with relevant knowledge items on a regular basis, divided into 6 main topics which consist of several sub-topics. Under the sub-topics annotated references can be found on subjects like nutrition security, urbanizat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 22 June 2017 at 02:30

VACANCY: Gender Consultant for Gender, Social Inclusion and Conflict Mitigation Assessment and Strategy Development

August –September 2017

Banyan Global is seeking an International Gender Consultant to prepare a Gender, Social Inclusion and Conflict Mitigation Assessment and Strategy Report for the USAID Democratic Republic of Congo – Kivu Value Chain Activity. The USAID-funded Kivu Value Chain Activity will focus on a nutrition-sensitive value chain (VC) and market systems development approach using a combination of technical assistance and capacity building for value chain actors, public-private partnership development, credit facilitation, marketing, and social behavior change communication in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The International Gender Consultant will work in collaboration with Banyan Global’s Gender and Youth Inclusiveness Manager (Congolese national) and Search for Common Ground (SFCG) staff to conduct a gender, social inclusion of conflict miti

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 22 June 2017 at 02:20

Appel à candidature: Spécialiste de l’égalité des genres, des jeunes et de la sécurité alimentaire, République Démocratique du Congo - Kivu, RDC

(Citoyens Congolais exclusivement)

Banyan Global est une société de conseil pour le développement international. La firme dirigée par des femmes est basée à Washington, DC. Banyan Global opère dans six domaines spécialisés : la santé, le financement et l’investissement, le développement d’entreprise, l’égalité des genres, les jeunes, l’évaluation et l’éducation. Depuis 2002, Banyan Global a géré 71 projets dans 46 pays autour du monde.

Banyan Global cherche un(e) Spécialiste en matière d’égalité des genres et des jeunes dans le cadre d’un programme sur la sécurité alimentaire qui sera basé(e) à Bukavu, dans le Sud-Kivu, République Démocratique du Congo, pour un poste de consultant(e) à long terme. Le Spécialiste sera responsable de la direction technique en ce qui concerne l’égalité des genres et

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Meet-Up Gender in Value Chain Coaches

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  12 June 2017 to 14 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Royal Suites Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

This Meet Up event puts the Gender in Value Chain-coach in the spotlight and gives him/her the opportunity to share their experiences with the community of coaches, as well as learn from peers.

During this event we will focus on:

* Sharing experiences as a coach. What are challenges, best practices and lessons learned?
* Sharing expertise that can benefit all coaches
* Sharing new ideas and tools of and for gender in value chain coaches

After completion of this event, we aim that you have:
* Increased your level of expertise: more knowledge, more insights and up to date with new developments.
* Shared your experiences, positive and negative, and learnt lessons from peers that you can use in your daily practice and in the advancement of your career as GVC coach
* Feel more connected to the AgriProFocus community of coaches
* Been inspired, motivated and encouraged to think outside the box and see new opportunities.

Participation is by invitation only. For questions you can contact Caroline van der

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 June 2017 at 03:03

Vacancy - Portfolio Manager - Women in Business

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a US$ 265 million private sector challenge fund that provides catalytic funding to enterprises in 24 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fund supports innovative commercial businesses in the agribusiness, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technology sectors with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient rural communities and creating jobs through private sector development. We invest in businesses that are seen as “risky” and that struggle to meet traditional risk-return standards for commercial investors and which offer significant impact on poverty alleviation by creating jobs and sustainable incomes.

The AECF was launched at the World Economic Forum as an initiative of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Since 2008, it has been supported by donor governments namely Australia, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, and intern

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 June 2017 at 08:40

An improved relationship leads to a better life

An article by SNV

Hussein Ahmed and Worknesh have been married for more than 20 years. They experienced many problems in their marriage. Now their relationship has improved significantly as a result of their participation in the 'Gender and youth empowerment in horticulture markets' (GYEM) project.

Hussein and Worknesh were selected as champion farmers for the GYEM project. As a part of that, Hussein took part in a training session. SNV brought together champion famers, men and women, from different villages who all experience problems in their household such as alcoholism or domestic abuse.

The champion famers create a vision on what they would like to reach in their lives, such as a car or a better house, and the steps they need to take to realise their dream. As a part of this process, participants discuss their household situation, for example their relationship with their spouse and the division of labour at home, and what changes are neede

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 22 May 2017 at 03:23

Gender in Value Chain Teaser workshop 

On Friday 12th May 2017, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized a ‘’Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop’’ at Umubano Hotel.

This workshop’s objective was to explain to organisations & companies the effects of gender inequality in the agricultural value chains. AgriProFocus combines the fields of gender and value chain development to help organisations and companies improve gender equity in agricultural value chain development.

20 people participated drawn from NGOs (13), private companies (5), knowledge institute (1), and Government institution (1).

This teaser workshop was an introduction to the Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory to inform potential participants of the coaching track, focusing on what the coaching involves and how it can improve your business.

A big thank you to all the participants, we look forward to cooperating more in the upcoming Gender in Value Chain Coaching trajectory.


Gender-responsive Cereals breeding course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  07 August 2017 to 16 August 2017 - All Day Event

Overview of the 2017 GREAT course

The 2017 GREAT course focuses on Gender-responsive Cereal Grain Breeding. GREAT courses have a focus on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and are offered to multi-disciplinary project teams.

GREAT applied gender training for agricultural researchers offers tailored skills development in gender-responsiveness for the design, implementation, evaluation, and communication stages of agricultural research projects. GREAT courses are tailored to specific agriculture disciplines and value chains, offering gender training linked to practice in agricultural research, targeted to research communities. The courses are designed to balance the depth of theory needed to internalize concepts with practical tools to apply in ongoing projects. GREAT aims to equip research teams with tools and skills to act, and move beyond “gender sensitization.”

Course Objectives

The 2017 Gender-responsive Cereal Breeding course covers the following learning objectives:

  1. Increased understanding of t

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 10 May 2017 at 09:21

BSR: Gender Equality in Codes of Conduct Guidance 

BSR has launched the Gender Equality in Codes of Conduct Guidance to help companies and standards-setting bodies integrate gender equality considerations across nine traditional code of conduct principles, with a specific focus on developing and emerging market-based supply chains. BSR developed this guidance with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and with the technical health-related expertise of the Evidence Project/Meridian Group International, Inc.

With women holding 60 to 90 percent of jobs in the labor-intensive stages of the apparel and fresh produce global supply chains, it would make sense for companies in those industries to consider women’s specific challenges when focusing on ethical supply chain management. However, until now, women have rarely been a focus of such strategies, with businesses either unaware of the issues women face or unsure how to address them—or both.

Moreover, supply chain manag

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 May 2017 at 01:53

Re- Advertisement: AgriProFocus Tanzania Seeking a Gender in Value Chain Analysis Consultant

Deadline: 15/05/2017

SNV-Netherlands Development Organization is the lead organization in the implementation of the Inclusive Business in Sunflower Value Chain project with a consortium pf partners namely, Mbeya Sunflower Oil Processors Association(MBESOPA), Jackson Group, Women Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania ( WOPATA) and AgriProFocus Tanzania.

The role of AgriProFocus in the project is to take lead on integrating a gender perspective in the sunflower value chain development. Consequently, AgriProFocus is currently seeking to hire a consultant to carry out an in-depth Sunflower Gender Value Chain analysis aimed at highlighting the specific roles of men and women throughout the value chain, and identify opportunities and challenges to balancing benefits in this chain between men and women. 

Summary of the Assignment

Assignment Name

Gender in Value chain Analysis

Value Chain



To analyse th

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Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  12 May 2017, 14:00-17:00

Did you know that your organisation or company could be losing out on business opportunities and profits due to gender inequality in the agricultural value chains you work in?

It doesn't have to be this way.

AgriProFocus combines the fields of gender and value chain development to help organisations and companies improve gender equity in agricultural value chain development.

AgriProFocus invites professionals from agriculture-centered NGO's, donor agencies, farmer organisations, government offices and the private sector to participate in a Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop.

This teaser workshop will be an introduction to the Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory to inform potential participants of the coaching track, focusing on what the coaching involves and how it can improve your business.

Participation is by invitation only: If your company/organisation is interested in taking part of this important workshop, please contact Mr. Did

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 26 April 2017 at 06:32

Développer des chaînes de valeur sensibles au genre 

I am pleased to inform you that FAO publication titled Developing Gender-Sensitive Value Chains has been published in French: Développer des chaînes de valeur sensibles au genre.

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.

The publication is available at the URLs below:



Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 26 April 2017 at 06:27

Gender Assessments in Dairy Value Chains

Integrating gender into dairy value chain development.  

FAO has recently published three assessments of  dairy value chains in selected sites in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Kenya.  These assessments are based on evidence gathered through fieldwork complemented by a review of specialized background documentation.  The findings confirm that women's empowerment is vital for sustainable dairy value chain development and that projects supporting dairy production need to increase their efforts to be gender inclusive.  You can find the papers in the links below:

1. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Kenya”.

2. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Ethiopia”

3. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Rwanda”.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 April 2017 at 10:23

Hello Agriprofocus community, 

Here is a training opportunity for agricultural researchers who would would want to enable #equitable outcomes. Registration for the #genderresponsive course on Cereal breeding is now open! 

Please find details at



Janine Schoeman Dear Elizabeth, thank you for sharing this on the platform. Would you be so kind to post it as an event? you can do this the same way as you have created this post, but than select the tab 'event'. Please include information about costs, who can register etc in the event post itself. When you post it as an event it will show up in the calendar as well. Kind Regards Janine

1 year 3 months ago

Elizabeth Asiimwe Thank you Janine,

I will post it as an event and include costs, who can register etc...

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Aflatoxins and Extension in Zambia Webinar

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 April 2017, 15:30-16:30

Mark your calendars! You are invited to an INGENAES webinar focusing on how agricultural extension services can help support women’s strategies for reducing household exposure to aflatoxins.

Link to Invitation

When: April 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM Central

Time (US and Canada)/15:30 Central African Time (Zambia)

Topic and Background

  • What are the household-level factors that constrain Zambian women farmers’ ability to mitigate aflatoxin contamination of groundnuts?
  • What is the potential role of agricultural extension services (AES) for helping women decrease household mycotoxin exposure?

Dr. Alyson Young (University of Florida) will lead the discussion as we dive into this topic. Aflatoxin contamination of staple crops poses an important risk to nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. Reducing aflatoxin contamination is complicated by its ubiquity in staple foods and the need for multisectoral approaches to address contamination issues.

This presentation is an overview of research on women’s kn

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 18 April 2017 at 11:22

The business case for gender-smart solutions in the private sector

Executive briefing International Finance Cooperation (IFC)

Equality of economic opportunity between women and men drives productivity, profitability, and performance. This executive brief of IFC provides examples and figures showing how managing talent of people (men and women) in a company’s workforce and in its supply chain pays back, and how women form an interesting potential market.


How in Indonesia farmers’ coffee productivity increased by 92 percent, improving ECOM’s access to a key commodity, as a result of IFC’s partnership with ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation targeting women coffee farmers in Indonesia.

How in Nalt Enterprise, a Vietnamese garment manufacturer, staff turnover fell by one-third after the establishment of a women’s clinic and a daycare for employees’ children.

How in Papua New Guinea (were employees lose an average of 11.1 work days per year as a result of gender violence, a

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PETER KOLAWOLE please how can I become a gender expert

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Idea Jam Eps.2 : The Women-in-Power Edition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  18 April 2017, 19:00-21:00
  Coworkinc Wimo Building 3rd fl., Jl. Kemang 1/No 7 12730 Jakarta, Indonesia

Hi good people!

Is it possible to integrate gender perspective into a business model? How do women play their roles in sustainable business or impactful program? If any of those questions ever crossed your mind, you will find the answer in this workshop!

To commemorate the spirit of our very own heroine Kartini, this session is here to speak about women and sustainability! In this session, we will discuss about women's role in entrepreneurship and sustainable, impactful programs. Participants will be exposed to the panelists' solid track records in developing gender-friendly programs and businesses, particularly in textile and renewable energy sector. To complete the workshop, we will have a gender-tailored, business-model-canvas session, and participants will learn how to develop a more robust and gender-friendly business model.



Business Model Canvas Workshop: The Women In Power Edition


Lina Moeis - Yayasan Rumah

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 12 April 2017 at 08:52

A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives

Evidence demonstrates that greater attention to addressing gender inequalities in the design and delivery of services or labour recruitment results in improved productivity and more sustainable outcomes. 

But, how to do this? Projects and companies can use the tool decribed in this blog in which Clare Bishop introduces a clear analytical tool with simple scores, spider diagrams, and comparisons, to help think through the spectrum from gender blindness to gender transformation when designing or assessing an intervention. 

The tool helps to: (i) analyse their current performance on gender-related activities at the field level and in project management; and (ii) identify future areas for action. The results of the study piloting this tool will be available in a forthcoming issue.  I found this tool in the Newsletter: What is New in inclusive business part I Click here to download this News let

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 April 2017 at 07:34

Gender Advisor Job opportunity at Trickle Up

Trickle Up has been a pioneer graduating people out of extreme poverty since 1979. They have helped more than one million of the poorest, most vulnerable people move to greater economic self-sufficiency and connection with their communities.

Trickle Up provide the very poorest people with seed capital grants, skills training and coaching, and the support they need to create small businesses. We connect them to savings groups where they save money and access credit with others, create plans for the future and enact change in their communities. We help people connect with others in their villages build self-confidence and find their voice because poverty is about more than just money—it’s about exclusion.


The organization reaches the extreme poor, those living on less than $1.90 a day, who are most economically and socially excluded. Their focus is helping women, people with disabilities, refugees and other vulnerable people who

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