Market Connections

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[…]

“Regional symposium to scale up nutrition integration in agricultural extension”

(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[…]

Bangladesh Workshop Summaries

Report: Addressing Gender Issues Agricultural Value Chains Report: Addressing Gender Issues in Technology Design, Use, and Dissemination Six months ago, the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services facilitated two workshops in Bangladesh. “Addressing Gender Issues in Technology Design, Use, and Dissemination” held in Mymensingh, Bangladesh from May 8 – 12, and “Addressing Gender Issues[…]

Highlights from Women’s Access to Markets Program in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi women face barriers in accessing markets for their agricultural produce. Through using community-based buying events that are more accessible venues for women’s involvement, access to markets is being re-envisioned. Caothic Relief Services/Caritas Bangladesh is carrying out two projects that link women farmers to agricultural marketing opportunities and strengthen nutrition at the household level. INGENAES[…]

September Updates

Check out the September newsletter online! We are eager to share updates on integrating gender and nutrition into extension! This edition includes stories from Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, and Honduras. We are eager to share updates on integrating gender and nutrition into extension! This edition includes stories from Uganda, Zambia, Nepal, Sierra[…]


Press Release: Seminar on “Nutrition Communication in Agriculture Extension”

The Institute of Nutrition and Food Science (INFS), University of Dhaka, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, Dhaka Office), and the INGENAES project in partnership with the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) an organized a seminar on “Nutrition Communication in Agriculture Extension”, as well as public exposition of nutrition-related[…]

Dhaka Training August 2015

New training materials are being piloted in Dhaka, Bangladesh by the INGENAES training team of Kathleen Colverson (University of Florida) and Jan Henderson (private consultant) to integrate gender and nutrition into agricultural extension systems. The three day workshop, held at the August 4-6 at Hotel Lake Castle in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has many diverse organizations in[…]