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Gender in climate smart agriculture module in the updated FAO Sourcebook

The recently updated Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Sourcebook synthesizes recent evidence and experiences with climate smart agriculture. The gender module identifies opportunities for future gender-responsive climate smart agricultural investments and interventions. Among other topics, it covers gender analysis for CSA interventions, gender-responsive CSA data and indicators, enabling policies and institutions for gender responsive CSA etc.

Gender parity and inorganic fertilizer technology adoption in farm households: Evidence from Niger

This book chapter seeks to address the gap in understanding the role of gender parity in inorganic fertilizer technology adoption in Niger. Following the the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) approach for household parity indicators, it appears that gender parity in the household affects negatively the adoption of inorganic fertilizer. Accompanying measures are needed to correct this negative effect…

Gender, Development and Care (Practical Action Publishing)

New book available for review: Gender, Development and Care

Practical Action Publishing has a new book available for review through their online review system. In this online review system, reviewers can be allocated a Bookshelf login where they can request books to read and review online, in a time, cost, and environment saving way. Synopsis: Care is a social good; it not only sustains and reproduces society, but also…

Woman in agriculture, and climate risks: hotspots for development

Nitya Chanana and Pramod Aggarwal (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security – CCAFS) published their methodology that links climate change adaptation interventions with the climatic risks experienced by women farmers, their social profile and their needs based on the role they play in agriculture. In this manner, the authors identified hotspots where climate change adaptation and…

What do equity and equality have to do with it? Insights for food and nutrition from development studies research

Equity and equality are important themes in food and nutrition, but the existing literature has only partially addressed these issues. In this blog, Jody Harris, a food and nutrition researcher at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) in Sussex, United Kingdom, discusses insights on studying equity and equality drawn from the field of development studies.

Mine compensation process in Africa should protect women’s rights, WoMin group urges

Women in Africa are paying a disproportionate price for mineral and fuel extraction, according to a raft of studies carried out by WoMin, African Women Unite Against Destructive Resource Extraction. This blog post illustrates the heavy burdens that resource extraction places on women and urges mining companies — and the governments of countries where they are operating — to take the harm their practices…

2018 AWARD leadership programs for women and men: registration is open (closing date: 10 August)

Many leaders are facing the challenge of leading in conditions of uncertainty in an unpredictable environment.  As situations constantly change, so must our plans. Offering leadership during times of uncertainty is no easy task. It requires a different understanding of leadership and different leadership behaviors. This requires the art of leadership. AWARD (African Women for Agricultural Research and Development) has designed…

Vacancies

International Livestock Research Institute vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Climate Change Scenarios for Livestock Systems (closing date: 25 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a post-doctoral research fellow to lead work that explores possible future livestock development pathways in three focus countries (Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya). The post-doc will identify the key future drivers influencing livestock systems and analyse the effects of alternative livestock development pathways on local contexts with respect to gender issues, water…

IDRC fellowship: Agriculture and Food Security (deadline: 5 September 2018)

The Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) program of the International Development Research Center (IDRC) is looking for a research award recipient to conduct research on emerging critical trends in the agricultural sector within the context of increased productivity and reduction of post-harvest loss, rural economic development, improved food and nutrition security, and the empowerment of women. The research will contribute…

International Food Policy Research Institute position: Research Analyst I/II (open until filled)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Analyst I or Research Analyst II in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). This is a two-year, exempt, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with travel overseas. Final position title will be based on experience.  The successful candidate will work…

Call for Applications: AIMS small research grants in climate change science (closing date: 30 July 2018)

The Research Department of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has opened a call for applications for its AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science program. These grants will support projects that make substantive use of mathematical concepts to provide solutions to climate change issues in Africa. Projects will be supported for a period of 6 to 12…

Applications open for the new fellowship for Early Career Women Scientists

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is now officially accepting applications the Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowships. This fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 provided by Canada’s IDRC/CRDI, and is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)…

Research Analyist I/II vacancy with the International Food Policy Research Institute (open until filled)

The International Food Policy Research Institute seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Analyst I or Research Analyst II in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division to work on several research projects, including impact evaluation projects involving household survey data collection and analysis. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with travel overseas, and is a two-year, exempt, fixed-term,…

World Poultry Foundation is seeking a Nigerian gender and nutrition professional

The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) is looking for a Nigerian gender and nutrition specialist to provide 15 days/month of support on their in-country activities. This position will work closely with the WPF senior staff to facilitate and oversee projects and programs that are critical to the ultimate objective of improving lives through the production and consumption of poultry, while empowering smallholder…

Research analyst vacancy with IFPRI (position open until filled)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is looking for a Research Analyst for its Spatial Data and Analytics (SDA) team within the Environment and Production Technology Division. The Research Analyst will work on various projects, including Gender-sensitive, Climate-resilient Agriculture for Nutrition (GCAN), Africa Research In Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) and the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX).