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Highlighting INGENAES’ works Agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) provide essential support to smallholder farmers to break the cycle of low productivity, vulnerability and poverty. This September, Feed the Future is teaming up with Agrilinks to highlight investments and programs that are working to build a stronger, global community of practice around EAS. By providing[…]
Module on Nutrition as Part of the New Extensionist Learning Kit Every country on the earth is affected by poor nutrition and the results of poor nutrition affect most families. What can agricultural extension professionals do to support better nutrition? And what might be unrealistic to expect of extension? By completing this training, you will have the[…]
This article was originally posted on DLEC, February 20, 2018 By Deborah Rubin, Co-Director, Cultural Practice, LLC Ten years ago, the global food price crisis dramatically highlighted how food systems are dynamically interconnected. The crisis also revealed how serious gender disparities can exacerbate the precariousness of women farmers who face economic, social, and weather[…]
Content taken from the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the UN The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition presents the summary of the online discussion, What role can Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition? which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)[…]
How Evaluation Builds Stronger Households in Rural Bangladesh Recently, the World Bank reported that agricultural growth and development have contributed to reducing poverty in Bangladesh from 48.9 percent in 2000 to 31.5 percent in 2010. However, high levels of malnutrition remain prevalent in children and women in rural Bangladesh despite considerable reductions in poverty. Many[…]
Harmonizing Nutrition Messages for Zambian Households Naomi has three children under five. Now 20 years old, Naomi started her family while other girls her age were starting secondary school. While living with her children and their father in rural Zambia, Naomi participates in several nutrition, agriculture, and women’s empowerment projects that target young families like[…]
Tackling Machismo through New Perspectives In many Latin American countries “machismo” customs and traditions convey a sense of supremacy of men over women, which leads to minimizing or downplaying the rights of women and girls. Machismo culture often limits the ability of women (and men) to participate in a more equitable social and family environment.[…]
AgReach’s Strengthening Agriculture Nutrition and Extension (SANE) Youth in Agriculture project improved access to and quality of extension available to youth in the Lilongwe East District of Malawi through agribusiness training and the establishment of Young Farmers Clubs that would facilitate trust, communication, and collaboration between young farmers. By improving agribusiness knowledge and integrating youth into extension[…]
The original post can be found on Agrilinks For farmers in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone, fish are an integral part of life. Fish is one of the most popular animal-source proteins consumed in Sierra Leone, and fish farmers like those in Tonkolili are becoming important producers as marine fish availability declines, which will[…]
A Success Story on Integrating Gender and Nutrition within the Zambia National Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Strategy
(post originally shared on YPARD, written by Nikita Bhusal) In 2016, I got to know about the Integrating Gender and Nutrition in Agriculture Extension (INGENAES) through the workshop: Organizational Capacity Building Training for INGEAES partner NGOs which was held on 18th-21st July 2016 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal. Attending this event opened YPARD Nepal’s[…]
A recent article from the USAID-funded Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative.
For the Reader
With the vision to empower women to contribute to household incomes, increase productivity and reduce gender gaps in agriculture, and improve nutrition outcomes for farming families, INGENAES team members work with USAID missions, civil society and farmer organizations, universities, and private sector service providers in Feed the Future countries. We work through action-oriented training, learning exchanges, and mentoring programs to promote gender-transformative agricultural development and nutrition sensitive agricultural practices.
Partnering across institutions, expertise, and networks.
Working with USAID missions, NGOs, and experts in eight planned countries.
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