Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 14 December 2018 at 01:14

the 2018 State of Inclusive Business

On December 13, 2018, GlobeScan and Business Call to Action (BCtA) hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey.

This dynamic and insightful conversation featured Stuart L. Hart – one of the world’s top authorities in inclusive business – who shared his reflections on the survey findings and answered your questions on the current and future state of inclusive business.

The full panel included:

Stuart Hart, Professor, University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business

Paula Pelaez, Head of BCtA

Eric Whan, Director, GlobeScan

Check out this page for the full webinar presentation deck and recordings: https://globescan.com/webinar-recap-inclusive-business-survey/

Launched at the United Nations in 2008, Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global joint advocacy platform providing public recognition for the private sector’s contribution to development. The 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey was carried out t

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 11 May 2018 at 07:50

Youth and Gender Specialist Position Malawi (18 May)

UIUC is soliciting expressions of interest in this position and this position is contingent on funding. We recommend submitting your application ahead of application deadline.

Summary of Position:

AgReach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks qualified Visiting Youth and Gender Specialist candidates for an anticipated four-year USAID-funded higher education program in Malawi. The primary objective of this initiative is to increase Malawi’s skilled, employable workforce by expanding access to higher education, especially for vulnerable populations including youth and women in rural areas by focusing on high-demand employment subjects and training programs for increased economic impact. Over the longer-term, this will result in increasing economic opportunities for youth who stay in school.

The Visiting Youth and Gender specialist will be responsible for design and implementation of activities to enhance adolescent

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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

1 year 1 month ago

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' .    

1 year 1 month ago

PETER KOLAWOLE Thank you sir

1 year 1 month ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 14 November 2016 at 01:13

Associer les femmes à la lutte contre le changement climatique

Paradoxe ? Les femmes africaines sont très peu représentées dans les politiques relatives à la théorie du genre sur le continent. Un constat que partageaient les différents représentants des institutions gouvernementales du Ghana, de l’Ouganda, du Nigeria, et du Maroc, lors de la table-ronde « Genre et changement climatique » organisée sous le Pavillon Afrique, le 9 novembre 2016, à la COP22.

Selon les chiffres de la BAD, seules 10 % des femmes africaines travaillant dans le secteur agricole bénéficient de prêts octroyés par les banques de leurs pays respectifs, ce qui représente 1 % seulement des crédits agricoles sur l’ensemble du continent. Elles ne sont que 20 % à détenir un compte bancaire formel et à peine 15 % être propriétaires en Afrique subsaharienne. Un bilan préoccupant qu’ont tenu à mettre en exergue les participants à ce panel dédié à la question du genre.

« Il est nécessaire de

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 8 February 2016 at 08:09

Updates on Innovation Communities

As summarized by Yelleka de Nooy, our Linking and Learning Facilitator

1. Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture. APF together with the EU Nutrition Core team will start up a new Innovation Community, for Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture. This terminology means that we will not only produce enough food, but the food should also be nutritious, to prevent malnutrition and lack of micro nutrients especially in children. Agriculture can contribute a lot to the production of nutritious food, by paying attention to soil and Agroecology and other aspects, which we would like to discuss with you.

The kick off workshop will be held on Wednesday March 9 at the EU office.

This Innovation community (IC) is a platform for exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals of different organisations, working on this crosscutting topic.

You are explicitly invited to join if you are working with one of the 4 types of stakeholder organisations: an NGO or donor organis

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Nicole Metz Dear members and colleagues of the Ethiopia network, Good to see you have developed clear plans for the innovation communities and plan to develop a few new topics. Regarding nutrition: the IC could benefit from ongoing work within the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, and from the related publications, links, and meeting reports mentioned on the website: http://knowledge4food.net/theme/nutrition-security/ . I myself am the contact person for that theme. Regarding Climate Conscious Agriculture: here, we could keep in touch too, as AgriProFocus would like to facilitate cross-country exchange on topics related to climate & agriculture, agroecology, sustainable agriculture practices, etc. Please keep in touch!

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Value Chain  Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  02 December 2015, All Day Event
  Adama, Ethiopia

Q-point and Jimma University are sharing this invitation to attend the Seminar Value Chain Management in Adama. The seminar is an activity under the AGRIBIZZ project "Supporting the development of Commercial Agriculture Programmes at Ethiopian Universities" supported by NUFFIC NICHE.

Read more about Q-point here: //agriprofocus.com/organisation/q-point

Morea about the seminar in this flyer:

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 11 November 2015 at 10:51


A few others have already mentioned this interesting recent report (published in October 2015. © 2015 UN Women, UNDP, UNEP, and the World Bank Group) Based on a thorough quantitative methodology the costs of the gender gap in agricultural productivity is measured. My colleague Wim highlights some quantitaive results in his post . The report concludes with some concrete recommendations. I like the recommendations for improved policies and practices e.g.:

Page 3-4 ‘It is crucial to recognize that both men and women may face different constraints that hinder them from improving their agricultural practices and that it may be necessary to rethink, innovate, and pilot in order to adequately address women-specific constraints and to document what works and what does not. The list of possible policy approaches can be split into two main groups:

▲ Making current agricultural policies more gen

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 November 2015 at 05:55

The Cost of the Gender Gap in agricultural Productivity in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

A 42 page report from the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab, UN women and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative to quantify the cost and specify the gain in closing the gender gap.

The Africa Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) has been working to generate evidence on how to close the gender gap in agriculture. A 2014 GIL report entitled Levelling the Field identified areas to focus our attention in working to close the gap and offered promising policy solutions and emerging new ideas to test.

The new report expands on Levelling the Field, to illustrate why this gap matters, showing that closing the gap could result in gross gains to GDP of $100 million in Malawi, $105 million in Tanzania and $67 million in Uganda along with other positive development outcomes such as reduced poverty, and greater food security.

Taken together, these two reports deliver the motivation of why to close th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 26 June 2015 at 06:07

Think beyond microfinance when talking about businesswomen

As the Third International Financing for Development conference kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa is set to begin implementing its ambitious 50-year development blueprint, Agenda 2063, bringing into focus the issue of how to finance development plans.

Agenda 2063 will require significant financing from a wide range of sources to fund infrastructure development, industrialization, private sector growth, technology and human capital development if the continent is to achieve the socioeconomic transformation that it is envisioning. True, financing in general is a challenge for Africa, but no group faces more barriers to accessing finance than the women of Africa.

 Read more at: http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/august-2015/think-beyond-microfinance-when-talking-about-businesswomen