NET RESOURCES: Toolkit for Assessing gender responsive implementation of VGGTs and AU F&G

ActionAid recently published a toolkit for assessing gender-sensitive implementation and country-level monitoring of the Tenure Governance and Africa Land Policy Guidelines. Introduction from the toolkit: "The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are an international framework based on human rights >> Read more

WEB RESOURCES: Empowerment of women and girls: conceptual model and measurement guidance from KIT

KIT recently published a new white paper, White Paper: Conceptual Model of women and girl's empowerment. From KIT's release: "What does empowerment of women and girls mean? The White Paper that was developed as the first component of this project sought to address this question. A conceptual model on empowerment of women and girls was developed >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: Updated Gender Integration Continuum Users Guide

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has recently updated their Gender Integration Continuum Training Session User's Guide. The Gender Integration Continuum Training Session User’s Guide is a tool to help new and experienced gender trainers plan, prepare for, and facilitate the Gender Integration Continuum training session. It includes a heavily scripted facilitator guide and helpful processing questions, >> Read more

WEBINARS: CGIAR Agriculture and Women Webinars

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research will be hosting several upcoming webinars in early 2018. Upcoming webinars include: January 2018 (TBD): A Framework for Measuring Women’s Empowerment, to be presented by Anouka van Eerdewijk at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. January 27, 2018: More than a seat at the table: Strengthening women’s >> Read more

WEBINAR: FAO-UNITAR online course on “Gender-Sensitive Value Chains”

Course Title: FAO-UNITAR online course on "Gender-Sensitive Value Chains" Course Dates: February 12 to March 9, 2018 Language: The online course will be conducted in English language only Registration Status: OPEN | Register HERE (Deadline January 26, 2018) Fees: The course is offered free of charge. Limited slots are available and will be subject to >> Read more

EVENT: Gender Sensitive Value Chains from FAO-UNITAR

The course is free. Limited slots are available, and FAO will select enrollees. Please register early to be considered. Course dates: February 12 to March 9, 2018 Registration deadline: January 26, 2018 Course summary (from UNITAR's website): In recent years, trade liberalization, globalization, technological advancement and other major trends have brought important changes to agricultural >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: December issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) now available

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) recently published their December 2017 issue online. You can access the full issue here. The following articles are included in the December issue: Factors Associated with Food Insecurity among Female Savings Group Participants in Burkina Faso Authors: Jessica Wilkinson, Kate Strickling, Yvonne Allsop, Megan Gash and Benjamin >> Read more

WEB RESOURCE: Gender and Climate Change: Does It Matter?

IFPRI's Claudia Ringler recently gave a talk called "Gender and Climate Change: Does it matter?" In her presentation, she discussed two recent projects: 1) Enhancing Women's Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches (2011-2014, Germany); 2) Increasing Women’s Resilience to Confront Climate Change (2012-2014, CCAFS)   If you missed her talk, >> Read more

NEW BLOG: Using qualitative methods to understand the local meaning of women’s empowerment in Ethiopia

Dr. Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, recently published a new blog about using qualitative methods to understand women's empowerment. Susan is an external advisor on the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project Phase 2 (GAAP2) Portfolio, a collection of twelve projects seeking to adapt and validate a survey >> Read more

EVENT: Training course in Gender-Responsive Legume Breeding 

GREAT (Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation) is hosting a training course about legume breeding that integrates gender. Training course: Gender-Responsive Legume Breeding Open to interdisciplinary teams of 2-3 agricultural researchers working on research for development projects in sub-Saharan Africa Teams must consist of at least at least one biophysical scientist (e.g., plant breeder) and >> Read more