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Report on WFE Stakeholder workshop
April 17, 2019Research project
Report on WFE Stakeholder workshop

The two-day Stakeholder Workshop held in Kisumu on February 14 and 15, 2019, provided a platform for project partners, women in entrepreneurship, and other stakeholders to share information on the milestones and lessons learned in the Global Challenges Programme (GCP) project “Women Food Entrepreneurship (WFE)”. »

Improving urban food security : A success story
April 1, 2019Research project
Improving urban food security : A success story

This Story of change has been drafted in the context of the GCP project “Allotment gardens and food security in urban Africa” and outlines how support to urban poor, especially women in developing allotment gardens can provide their households with access to fresh foods. This success story about improving urban food security in Benin was written by members of the project research team,. »

March 21, 2019Knowledge Portal
Gender and agricultural innovation in Oromia region, Ethiopia: From innovator to tempered radical

This article examined whether the concept of tempered radicals, developed originally to interrogate change processes in organizations, has validity in rural agricultural settings. Whilst both women and men innovators face considerable challenges, women, in particular, are precariously located ‘outsiders within,’ negotiating carefully between norm and sanction. »

February 28, 2019Knowledge Portal
Women’s empowerment in agriculture: Lessons from qualitative research

This paper synthesizes qualitative research conducted conjointly with quantitative surveys, to develop a project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI). Economic status was an important component, meaning that empowered women can take care of themselves, their families, and their communities. Conceptions of empowerment among researchers may diverge from those of rural women and men in different contexts. Future development programming and research should be more sensitive to the norms and beliefs shaping rural livelihoods to improve outcomes »

Congratulations to Zuhura Abdallah
January 28, 2019Research project
Congratulations to Zuhura Abdallah

The “Women Food Entrepreneurs in Kenya and Burkina Faso” research project led by Dr. Nicky Pouw is an interdisciplinary research team collaboration between social and natural scientists in Kenya, Burkina Faso and the University of Amsterdam. The research team congratulates Zuhura on her nomination as final candidate for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018 Award! »

January 17, 2019Knowledge Portal
Gendered ownership of aquaculture resources: Insights from two villages in Bangladesh

This brief uses a gender lens to understand the nuanced gaps, perceptions and practices of ownership in aquaculture in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, however, there remains a large gendered gap in asset ownership. Ownership is perceived and experienced differently by men and women: women more often experience psychological ownership while men more frequently claim legal ownership »