6th class Leland Fellow Giselle Aris and 8th class Leland Fellow Jennie Lane collaborated on this article, which outlines Land O’Lakes’ work to create synergy between building livelihoods and nutrition through a focus on women’s participation in value-chains that bring nutritious … Read more
These three short pieces describe particular aspects of the Creating Homestead Agriculture for Nutrition and Gender Equity (CHANGE) project that are showing success or point to potentially effective innovations in nutrition-sensitive agriculture projects. They focus on individuals’ experiences rather than technical detail.
Mercy authored several blogs in support of ONE’s advocacy for smallholder farmers, better nutrition and women’s empowerment in Africa. www.one.org/us/author/mercy-erhiawarien/
This gender assessment tool was developed as part of the World Cocoa Foundation’s Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP). Within CLP, twelve cocoa companies have committed to improving outreach to gender. The tool recognizes the importance of mainstreaming gender at the organizational … Read more
To address the misconceptions that contribute to low levels of female participation, this paper has two objectives. The first is to use evidence from the Manduvira cooperative to demonstrate to cooperative members and leaders in Paraguay and other countries that women can and do succeed in positions that have historically been seen as more appropriate for men. The second is to show that women’s participation and leadership in agricultural cooperatives can have advantages to their overall business performance.
THE ROADMAP APPROACH
The Roadmap to End Global Hunger’s
four pillars capture the whole of what it
takes for households and communities to
achieve sustainable food security.
drought, health epidemic
or political crisis can throw
thousands of previously
food secure families into chaos and hunger.
Emergency programs get food assistance
where it’s needed quickly to prevent
widespread hunger and malnutrition.
SAFETY NETS: Every
household faces the risk
of an interruption in its
ability to afford sufficient,
nutritious food caused by
a sudden shock—for example, a lost job,
poor harvest, or illness. Safety nets help
families protect productive assets in the
face of temporary hardship.
NUTRITION: To grow and
remain healthy, people need
not just enough calories, but
the right nutrients. This is
especially true in the 1,000
Days between a woman’s pregnancy and
the child’s second birthday.
hungry people rely on
to make a living and feed
their families. Research
has consistently shown that investing in
agriculture is more effective in reducing
poverty among the poorest people than
investments in other sectors
This policy brief communicates the results from field research about carbon-reducing projects to policy-makers and organizations considering funding future projects. The brief aims to show that gender was an important concept in the design of these projects, and that for these … Read more
Throughout the Leland fellowship, one of my responsibilities was to identify constraints that prevent women from becoming fully integrated into agriculture, dairy, and livestock value chains, and to develop strategies for overcoming these constraints. I presented on this work, and … Read more
I designed the concept for the USAID-funded Innovations in Gender Equality to Promote Household Food Security Program. Our proposal was awarded, and since project implementation began in October 2012 I have been serving as technical backstop for this project. This … Read more
This case study tells the story of one Ugandan woman’s work as a legal aid volunteer with the Uganda Land Alliance.
This research note summarizes a qualitative study of community-based legal aid activities to support women’s land rights in Uganda and Tanzania that was conducted by a small team of International Food Policy Research Institute researchers focused on gender and land … Read more
Gender and “gender mainstreaming” have become buzzwords around food and nutrition security initiatives in recent years. However the true meaning of gender mainstreaming and the policy framework that must be in place to ensure equal benefit to women and men … Read more