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February 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
Future of food : shaping the food system to deliver jobs

This paper from the World Bank focuses on how the food system can deliver jobs and provides a framework for understanding the factors that determine the number and quality of jobs in the sector. The paper also highlights a set of actions that countries can adopt, adapt, and apply to their own circumstances to strengthen the food system’s contribution to employment. The authors find that more can be done to strengthen the food system’s contribution to jobs by supporting growth in food value chains, ensuring that policies and investments improve the quality and quantity of jobs, and facilitating the inclusion of more women and youth. »

February 1, 2018Knowledge Portal
Mobile technologies and digitized data to promote access to finance for women in agriculture

This report provides the state of play of current and promising efforts that use mobile technologies and digitized data to close the gap in access to finance for women in agriculture. The evidence that women both drive agricultural production and rely on it for their livelihoods means that greater financial and informational service provision to women, especially through digital channels, could increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their labor. »

January 24, 2018Knowledge Portal
Gendered perspectives on smallholder cattle production and health management in three sites in Tanzania

This article in the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security provides a gender analysis of animal health in small-scale dairy farming and the food security implications in three villages of Tanzania. Dairy farming offers opportunities to address poverty and food security among small-scale livestock keepers, particularly rural women. »

January 22, 2018Knowledge Portal
Mapping cassava food value chains in Tanzania’s smallholder farming sector: The implications of intra-household gender dynamics

This article shows a gendered mapping of the structure and coordination of traditional cassava value chains in Tanzania. In contrast to global high value chains, traditional food value chains and associated gender relations as well as power dynamics within households have received little attention. »

December 20, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women’s empowerment in the context of food security and nutrition

This report was presented in preparation for the Forum on Women’s Empowerment in the context of Food Security and Nutrition. This forum brought together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the challenges that remain in realizing women’s empowerment and to promote a shared understanding of the need to achieve gender equality and the full realization of women’s rights in the context of food security and nutrition. »

December 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Adapting Gambian women livestock farmers’ roles in food production to climate change

This article focuses on key climate change adaptation issues confronting women livestock farmers. Women livestock farmers are very productive and contribute greatly towards ensuring food security of their nations. However, their efforts are sometimes limited by climate-related hazards. »