In 2018, WorldFish Egypt launched the Empowering Women Fish Retailers (EWFIRE) Project. Funded by the European Commission (EuropeAid), the project supports vulnerable women retailers and processors to develop their businesses in five urban areas across the Sharkia governorate in lower Egypt. The objective is to empower existing and new fish retailers by providing training in product development, increasing their market…
Now more than ever, the agricultural research for development sector recognizes that women’s needs, preferences and realities need to be both understood and considered in the development and roll-out of new technologies and projects. A “one size fits all” approach is not only ineffective, often leading to discarded technologies, but can also have unintended consequences.
This year’s International Women’s Day (March 8) focuses on creative ways to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, with the theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.” As we seek new ways to empower women and girls, emerging evidence—including a recent IFPRI analysis of gender attitudes in Kyrgyzstan—suggests that raising the aspirations of women or their husbands can be one effective route to consider.
The project ‘Strengthening and Scaling Community-based Approaches to Pacific Coastal Fisheries in Management Support of the New Song’ aims to improve the well-being of Pacific coastal communities through more productive and resilient fisheries and better food and nutrition security. This brief illustrates the applied and diverse ways the Pathways project is integrating gender.
Growing mounds of waste offer African women unexpected business opportunities in the bioenergy sector
This blog by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems explores how new technologies and smart business models could turn waste into a veritable gold mine of opportunity for African women.
This collection of 12 stories from women and men in nine countries in different parts of Africa shines a light on the efforts of communities, some of them decades-long, in restoring degraded forests and landscapes. The stories show the opportunities communities create as they solve their own problems, and of the many entry points we have for supporting and accelerating…
In this brief, researchers from the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), show how Peruvian law and community norms affect the tenure security of indigenous women. Ways forward include capacity building for women to better participate in formalization processes as well as gender training and reflection for government, indigenous federations and communities.
In this opinion piece, Ruth Meinzen-Dick talks about the progress of women’s empowerment in agriculture, highlighting initiatives from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) like Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages (ANGeL), Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), and the project-level WEAI.
The recently published guidebook on “Gender-Responsive Approaches for the Promotion of Improved Maize Seed in Africa”, developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), is filling this gap. Designed for seed companies, extension workers and development organizations, it explains how best to package information about improved seed and farming technologies for men and women, with the goal of…
This poster shows how the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework can be used for gender analysis in the context of the Africa RISING project. The framework consists of five domains: productivity, profitability, environment, human and social. One of the foci of the social domain is gender equity.