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  • Background Information | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    tools Findings Core Team Principal Investigators Bios Other Core Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios Posts from the Background Information Category 0 9 9 13 Land Matters for Women Devex Campaign Get Free Updates RSS Feed Email Updates What is GAAP GAAP core team members works with agricultural development projects in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa to 1 Identify how development projects impact men s and women

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  • Landesa featured in Seattle Times | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    Seattle based Landesa one of organizations that makes up the GAAP Portfolio was recently featured in a two part series in the Seattle Times entitled Seeds of Hope The first part of the series focuses on Landesa s work with landless families particularly in India The granting of micro plots to landless families has proved successful in lifting families out of poverty contributing to household food security and freeing up household income usually spent on food to be spent on other purchases like education A pilot girls empowerment project works through girl s groups to educate girls in how to grow food for their families the hope is that endowing the girls with this kind of useful knowledge will make families reconsider marrying the girls off at a young age allowing them to complete their educations and break out of the cycle of poverty The second part of the series focuses on Landesa s founder Roy Prosterman a University of Washington law professor The series also includes a beautiful Photo Essay which displays photos from West Bengal where Landesa s Security of Girls Through Land project operates from GAAP1 Uncategorized No comments yet Comments are closed Get Free Updates RSS

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  • GAAP Highlighted in IFPRI’s 2012 Global Food Policy Report | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    IFPRI launched its 2012 Global Food Policy Report entitled Walk the Talk The report explores the world food situation in 2012 highlights several key issues including youth employment in agriculture and a green economy and looks ahead to scenarios in the future of food Chapter 4 in the report entitled Closing the Gender Gap focuses on women in agriculture It points to the growing attention th at was given to gender in 2012 particularly through the FAO s State of Food and Agriculture Report 2010 2011 and the World Bank s Development Report 2012 It also highlights the Gender Agriculture and Assets Project as a key example of a project that explicitly pays more attention to gender differences in rights resources and responsibilities as a way to achieve development objectives It mentions several of the GAAP portfolio projects including Land O Lakes Landesa BRAC CARE HKI and HarvestPlus To read the full chapter click here Research and development programming is thus moving from gender blind to gender aware though more needs to be done In particular a more solid evidence base on gender in agriculture needs to be built in particular through more detailed robust and longer term analyses of both quantitative and qualitative gender data women s control over assets needs to be strengthened including natural resources tools and technologies and financial human and social capital and partnerships with women s organizations need to be formed though enlisting men s support is crucial A commitment to gender responsive and gender transformative agriculture can improve agricultural productivity food security and nutrition and thus cannot be ignored The event page for the launch event can be found here http www ifpri org event launch ifpri s 2012 global food policy report from GAAP1 Uncategorized No comments yet Comments are closed Get

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  • New Agriculturist Article: Tackling Gender Blindness in East African Dairy Development | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    March 13 by ckovarik A recent online article on New Agriculturist explores the East African Dairy Development EADD project one of the projects in the GAAP portfolio The article details the ambitious gender strategy EADD undertook beginning in 2008 to ensure that the project which operates in Kenya Uganda and Rwanda explicitly incorporates gender Transforming thinking about gender was not easy and involved a variety of tactics including trainings for country and regional staff and country gender working groups the inclusion of gender indicators in project planning and budgets the formal recognition of gender targets against which staff would be evaluated in appraisals as well as engaging men in discussions on the role of women in dairy value chains Training was also offered to farmer s groups particularly women on the benefits of becoming a shareholder in milk chilling plants While challenges still remain particularly in attracting young women to dairying the project has proved successful As of June 2012 women made up 29 percent of dairy organization members up from the 2008 figure of 14 percent For the full article click here from GAAP1 Uncategorized No comments yet Comments are closed Get Free Updates RSS Feed Email Updates What

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  • Final Technical Workshop | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    Ababa Ethiopia for the final technical workshop of the GAAP project The group which consisted of the grantees project leaders GAAP core members and External Advisory Committee members enjoyed the beautiful ILRI campus including resident antelope strong Ethiopian coffee and two and a half days of presentations and lively discussion about the projects Great presentations from all of the grantees Photo credit Chiara Kovarik Grantees were asked to present their findings thus far and their plans for completing their work in the coming months After each presentation discussants drew connections across projects and pointed out ways in which the findings could be clarified or explored in more depth Grantees were also treated to presentations about how to effectively present their message as well as monitoring and evaluation Coffee breaks and group dinners offered grantees the chance to discuss similarities and differences across projects and share ideas and lessons learned A shopping trip to Addis Ababa s crafts market created opportunities for bonding and boosting the local economy Stuck in a camel jam Photo credit Chiara Kovarik On the last afternoon a large group took a field trip to Debre Zeit around 30 miles outside of the city to a women s dairy cooperative to speak with the cooperative members about theexperience of belonging to the group and the challenges of dairy production Though the bus was briefly delayed by a pack of camels the field trip was a success The cooperative members had questions for the GAAP participants too inquiring how they can access resources to build their business and what smallholder dairy farmers in other countries have been doing It proved to be a learning experience for everyone and a nice way to see a bit of the countryside for the many that were visiting Ethiopia for the first

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  • New York Times article: What a Little Land Can Do | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    Other Core Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios New York Times article What a Little Land Can Do 2012 November 27 by ckovarik The work of Landesa one of the GAAP grantees was recently highlighted in a New York Times article that explores landlessness and land reform in India The article quotes Tim Hanstad the president and chief executive of Landesa who says The conventional wisdom had been that in order to provide meaningful benefits you d need a full size farm But when families had a small fraction of an acre they are often able to use that as a big bump up and foundation for a path out of poverty As part of the GAAP portfolio the Landesa project focuses on micro land ownership in Odisha and West Bengal and prioritizes gender issues in land allocation and inheritance For the full New York Times article click here For more information on the Landesa GAAP project click here from GAAP1 Uncategorized No comments yet Comments are closed Get Free Updates RSS Feed Email Updates What is GAAP GAAP core team members works with agricultural development projects in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa to 1 Identify how

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  • Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project | An IFPRI Info site
    practitioners from GAAP1 Workshop Revised Version of the Gender Assets Toolkit Available Online 2012 February 15 Comments Off on Revised Version of the Gender Assets Toolkit Available Online tags toolkit by jbehrman A revised version of the Gender and Assets Toolkit is available online This toolkit has been developed as part of the Gender Agriculture and Assets Project GAAP to assist researchers and practitioners who are either new or unfamiliar with using mixed methods for gender and assets data collection and analysis In addition to establishing the need for gender and assets research the toolkit defines key concepts and highlights methods for collection analysis and dissemination It also draws from first hand insights opportunities and challenges from previous research projects For those interested in more in depth study the toolkit also links to additional references This toolkit is a living document that is intended to develop over the life course of the GAAP project We encourage you to share your experiences doing gender assets data collection The full version of the Gender and Assets Toolkit can be downloaded here Alternatively you can download the following segments of the toolkit i Gender Asset FAQ ii Qualitative and Quanitative Methods iii Best Practices iv Resources and v Case Studies from GAAP1 Resources GAAP Conceptual Framework Discussion Paper Avaliable Online 2011 December 14 Comments Off on GAAP Conceptual Framework Discussion Paper Avaliable Online by jbehrman The GAAP conceptual framework discussion paper is now available online as part of the working paper series of the CAPRi Collective Action and Property Rights CAPRi program This paper reviews the literature on gender and assets and offers a conceptual framework for understanding the gendered pathways through which asset accumulation occurs including attention to not only men s and women s assets but also those they share in joint control and ownership Unlike previous frameworks this model depicts the gendered dimensions of each component of the pathway in recognition of the evidence that men and women not only control own or dispose of assets in different ways but also access control and own different kinds of assets The discussion paper can be accessed here from GAAP1 Resources Materials from mid term workshop avaliable online 2011 November 10 Comments Off on Materials from mid term workshop avaliable online by jbehrman The mid term workshop of the Gender Agriculture and Assets Project GAAP was held between November 3rd and 6th at the BRAC center in Rajendrapur Bangladesh Representatives from implementing teams and M E partners of all portfolio projects were in attendance Over the course of three days project team members shared their progress to date discussed challenges and potential mid course adjustments mapped their own projects into the GAAP conceptual framework and collaborated with other teams to discuss and define capacity building needs related to gender and assets We are happy to share materials from the mid term workshop online You can access presentations here and photos of the workshop here Objectives of the workshop included Understanding of the

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  • Video of Landesa Working for Women’s Land Rights in Kenya | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    to land rights doesn t come easily Though the current Kenyan constitution declares women equal to men when it comes to land this right has not been fully realized in many areas That s why work done by the Seattle based non profit Landesa and other organizations like it is so important Landesa is one of the grantees in the GAAP portfolio working in Odisha and West Bengal India Their project focuses on micro land ownership to reduce poverty and also works to build homestead capacity for food production More broadly Landesa conducts research and advocacy work on land rights for the rural poor especially for women and girls Not only does the organization work with governments to develop new laws and programs that strengthen the rights of existing landholders and broaden access to land rights for the poor they also work to educate men and women on their rights under law and the resources available to ensure that they are recognized For a recent article and short video by Bloomberg News on Landesa s work in Kenya follow this link Bloomberg News video Maasai Women Seek Land Rights as Gender Gap Slims from GAAP1 Uncategorized No comments yet Comments

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