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September 23, 2020Knowledge Portal
Digital cash transfers in the time of COVID-19: Opportunities and considerations for women’s inclusion and empowerment

This paper on gender intentional digital cash transfers in the time of COVID-19, offers guidance and considerations for policymakers to support women’s inclusion and empowerment. Broadly speaking, women should have space and a voice at the table. It is critical that women are heard in positions of leadership in order to influence and inform the design, implementation and adjustments of programs. »

August 28, 2020Knowledge Portal
Left out and left behind: COVID19, hunger, and gender inequality

This report demonstrates how women and girls are disproportionately affected—as producers, providers, and consumers of food—and systemically excluded from response reports and plans related to food and nutrition security during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insecurity is already hitting women in severe ways. Women eat less and last. CARE is already seeing this tendency in the COVID19 pandemic. »

August 17, 2020Knowledge Portal
Sustainable food systems: Are we closer to the answers?

This annual report demonstrates how new evidence and innovations contribute to sustainable intensification of agriculture at the landscape level. WLE’s solutions support producing more nutritious food while managing natural resources more productively and sustainably in the face of critical climate change, health, demographic, and economic challenges. »

July 29, 2020Knowledge Portal
Gender in urban food systems

This Urban Agriculture magazine identifies the ways in which gender and inclusivity have been neglected in urban food policy, practice and research. There is an urgent need for many more cities and city regions to work on issues surrounding all genders in urban food systems. It is crucial that responses do not just involve application of technocratic frameworks and that they move beyond gender awareness and mainstreaming to enablethe reversal of pervasive and systemic intersectional inequalities. »

July 13, 2020Knowledge Portal
Gender and trait preferences for banana cultivation and use in sub-saharan Africa: A literature review

This article systematically reviewed the scholarly and gray literature on banana trait preferences, with specific attention to studies that document gender-differentiated traits. Farmers (as producers, processors, and consumers) often prefer traditional cultivars because of their superior consumption attributes, even if new cultivars have better agronomic and host plant resistance characteristics. »

April 28, 2020Knowledge Portal
Climate change, food and nutrition policies in Uganda: Are they gender- and nutrition-sensitive?

This brief draws attention to some gaps in the mainstreaming of gender and nutrition in climate change, and food and nutrition-related policy documents, which may affect the effective implementation of nutrition-focused actions and the realization of improved nutrition outcomes. »