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July 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Empowering women in agribusiness through social and behaviour change

A publication series shares the experiences and initial impact of the first round of gender-transformative Household Dialogues conducted in Kenya and Vietnam in 2017. The household dialogue sessions impacted rural women and men in that they are now open to reflecting on and rethinking gender norms. »

Video with results of the soil survey in Kisumu and Ouagadougou
June 27, 2018Research project
Video with results of the soil survey in Kisumu and Ouagadougou

In the frame of the Global Challenges Programme, the research team of the project “Women Food Entrepreneurs in Kenya and Burkina Faso” published a video presentation with research output of study sites in Kisumu and Ouagadougou.  »

Results baseline food and nutrition survey Kisumu
March 9, 2018Research project
Results baseline food and nutrition survey Kisumu

In the frame of the Global Challenges Programme, the “Women Food Entrepreneurs in Kenya and Burkina Faso” project undertook the baseline food and nutrition survey. The results are now available for Kisumu, Kenya. The survey covers two slums, Nyalenda and Obunga. »

Baseline survey in the Obunga and Nyalenda slums of Kisumu County, Kenya
July 19, 2017Research project
Baseline survey in the Obunga and Nyalenda slums of Kisumu County, Kenya

During the rainy month of March in 2017, the Women Food Entrepreneurs research project conducted a baseline survey in the city slums of Kisumu. The focus of the study was to measure the quality of food and nutrition consumed in slum households so that the project research team can understand the initial nutritional conditions for the population in focus. »

April 26, 2017Knowledge Portal
Despite hardships: Women running own households provide model of empowerment and innovation

This blog discusses stories of resilience, change and achievement emerging from the testimonies of women running their own households. A recent study shows that many of the “unattached” women in the sample rated themselves as strongly empowered by their experiences with running their households and with managing their own farms. »

April 3, 2017Knowledge Portal
Community seedbanking to improve the resilience of farmers: the case of Kiziba seedbank in Uganda

This factsheet discusses the Kiziba seedbank in Uganda, established in June 2010. The seedbank was part of a project to improve the productivity and resilience of seeds for farmers through enhanced use of crop varietal diversity, focusing on common bean and banana. The project aimed to fill the gap in seed diversity and good seed quality. The project built on the intraspecific diversity that was available on farm to reduce the pressure of pests and diseases, and on farmers’ knowledge to develop new low-cost and sustainable methods and management practices to increase diversity. »