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November 3, 2015Knowledge Portal
Identifying women farmers: Informal gender norms as institutional barriers to recognizing women’s contributions to agriculture

This article elaborates on the challenges of collecting sex-disaggregated data. While sex-disaggregated data collection is seen as an important step toward understanding women’s contributions to agriculture and including a gender perspective in agricultural research or development, social norms both in farming communities and research organizations often limit the amount of data collected from women. This reinforces the notion that women are not farmers or producers. »

March 31, 2015Knowledge Portal
Biodigesters to improve milk production in Bolivia

In this project in Bolivia with financial support from Hivos and the technical support of SNV, a technology is used to convert dung into biogas that can be used for cooking and lighting. The slurry left over from this process is used as an organic fertilizer in order to increase the existing pasture yield and »