New Extensionist Nutrition Module is Out!

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[…]

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[…]

Gender and Nutrition Workshop with AFAAS in Addis Adaba

Kathleen Colverson (INGENAES, University of Florida) lead a workshop on gender and nutrition integration in agricultural extension systems at the annual African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 40 extension practitioners, agents, and government agency representatives participated in the one day workshop, with equal numbers of males and females learning the[…]

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[…]

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Note 4: Integrating Gender into Rural Advisory Services

Global Good Practice Note on Gender in RAS published on g-fras.org Abstract Rural women’s roles and contributions to agriculture remain undervalued and neglected by the sector’s policy- making and implementation processes. Women typically are involved in many aspects of the agricultural value chain, often contributing anywhere from 25 to 75% of the productive labour. However,[…]

Integrating Gender into Extension Services

By Kathleen E. Colverson, University of Florida   The analysis and incorporation of gender issues is rarely included in extension work. Yet, women are the primary agricultural labor force throughout the world and perform agricultural tasks with fewer resources, less access to technology and the added responsibility of child and family oversight. The vast majority[…]