What role can EAS play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?

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)[…]

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[…]

One Voice

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[…]

Change Makers

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.[…]

“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[…]

Developing the Capacity to Do and to Not Do

Integrated programs all are the rage, and for good reason: it’s clear that real life doesn’t happen in neatly separated silos, and the causes and solutions to poverty and food insecurity are similarly interrelated. Yet it is hard to argue that integrating or mainstreaming gender and nutrition into agricultural extension services (AES) will not mean[…]

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[…]