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May 15, 2019Knowledge Portal
Gender and agricultural mechanization: A mixed-methods exploration of the impacts of multi-crop reaper-harvester service provision in Bangladesh

This study examined the gendered differences in women’s and men’s involvement in emerging markets for rice and wheat reaper-harvester machinery services in Bangladesh. The study shows that women benefit from managing and sometimes owning machinery services, as well as from the direct and indirect consequences of hiring such services to harvest their crops. However, a number of technical, economic, and cultural barriers appear to constrain female participation. »

GCP-2 factsheet midterm findings: Women Food Entrepreneurs
December 14, 2018Research project
GCP-2 factsheet midterm findings: Women Food Entrepreneurs

Please download the factsheet with midterm findings of this GCP-2 Integrated Project. »

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. »