Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

Author: World Bank,Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821375881

Category: Social Science

Page: 764

View: 1961

The 'Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook' provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and programs. It is serves as a tool for: guidance; showcasing key principles in integrating gender into projects; stimulating the imagination of practitioners to apply lessons learned, experiences, and innovations to the design of future support and investment in the agriculture sector. The Sourcebook draws on a wide range of experience from World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and other donor agencies, governments, institutions, and groups active in agricultural development. The Sourcebook looks at: access to and control of assets; access to markets, information and organization; and capacity to manage risk and vulnerability through a gender lens. There are 16 modules covering themes of cross-cutting importance for agriculture with strong gender dimensions (Policy, Public Administration and Governance; Agricultural Innovation and Education; Food Security; Markets; Rural Finance; Rural Infrastructure; Water; Land; Labor; Natural Resource Management; and Disaster and Post-Conflict Management) and specific subsectors in agriculture (Crops, Livestock, Forestry, and Fisheries). A separate module on Monitoring and Evaluation is included, responding to the need to track implementation and development impact. Each module contains three different sub-units: (1) A Module Overview gives a broad introduction to the topic and provides a summary of major development issues in the sector and rationale of looking at gender dimension; (2) Thematic Notes provide a brief and technically sound guide in gender integration in selected themes with lessons learned, guidelines, checklists, organizing principles, key questions, and key performance indicators; and (3) Innovative Activity Profiles describe the design and innovative features of recent and exciting projects and activities that have been implemented or are ongoing.

Genre et savoir

Author: Dominique Grisard,Christina Späti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sex role

Page: 432

View: 1033

Gender and Governance in Rural Services

Insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia

Author: The World Bank,International Food Policy Research Institute

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821381564

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 9283

'Gender and Governance in Rural Services' provides policy-relevant knowledge on strategies to improve agricultural and rural service delivery with a focus on providing more equitable access to these services, especially for women. It focuses India, Ethiopia, and Ghana, and focuses on two public services: agricultural extension, as an example of an agricultural service, and on drinking water, as an example of rural service that is not directly related to agriculture but is of high relevance for rural women. It provides empirical microlevel evidence on how different accountability mechanisms for agricultural advisory services and drinking water provision work in practice, and analyzes factors that influence the suitability of different governance reform strategies that aim at making service provision more gender responsive. It presents major findings from the quantitative and qualitative research conducted under the project in the three countries, which are analyzed in a qualitative way to identify major patterns of accountability routes in agricultural and rural service provision and to assess their gender dimension. The book is intended for use by a wide audience interested in agricultural and rural service provision, including researchers, members of the public administration, policy makers, and staff from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international development agencies who are involved in the design and management of reform efforts, projects, and programs dealing with rural service provision.

Gender and ICTs

Mainstreaming gender in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agriculture and rural development

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251303673

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

View: 6472

This publication gives an overview of the existing barriers to women's access to, control of and use of ICTs in agriculture and in rural areas, offering a series of recommendations for better integration of gender in ICT initiatives, based on gender mainstreaming.

Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food

Toward an Inclusive Framework

Author: Anne C. Bellows,Flavio L.S. Valente,Stefanie Lemke,María Daniela Núñez Burbano de Lara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134738668

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

View: 7085

This book introduces the human right to adequate food and nutrition as evolving concept and identifies two structural "disconnects" fueling food insecurity for a billion people, and disproportionally affecting women, children, and rural food producers: the separation of women’s rights from their right to adequate food and nutrition, and the fragmented attention to food as commodity and the medicalization of nutritional health. Three conditions arising from these disconnects are discussed: structural violence and discrimination frustrating the realization of women’s human rights, as well as their private and public contributions to food and nutrition security for all; many women’s experience of their and their children’s simultaneously independent and intertwined subjectivities during pregnancy and breastfeeding being poorly understood in human rights law and abused by poorly-regulated food and nutrition industry marketing practices; and the neoliberal economic system’s interference both with the autonomy and self-determination of women and their communities and with the strengthening of sustainable diets based on democratically governed local food systems. The book calls for a social movement-led reconceptualization of the right to adequate food toward incorporating gender, women’s rights, and nutrition, based on the food sovereignty framework.

Women, Livestock Ownership and Markets

Bridging the Gender Gap in Eastern and Southern Africa

Author: Jemimah Njuki,Elizabeth Waithanji,Joyce Lyimo-Macha,Juliet Kariuki,Samuel Mburu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136186212

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

View: 9065

This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets to women, focusing on how types of markets, the types of products and women’s participation in markets influence their access to livestock income. The book further analyses the role of livestock ownership, especially women’s ownership of livestock, in influencing household food security though increasing household dietary diversity and food adequacy. Additional issues addressed include access to resources, information and financial services to enable women more effectively to participate in livestock production and marketing, and some of the factors that influence this access. Practical strategies for increasing women’s market participation and access to information and services are discussed. The book ends with recommendations on how to mainstream gender in livestock research and development if livestock are to serve as a pathway out of poverty for the poor and especially for women.

State of the World 2011

Innovations that Nourish the Planet

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091628X

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 2141

A compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues including poverty, international politics, and even gender equity.

International Development

Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Author: Bruce Currie-Alder,Ravi Kanbur,David M. Malone,Rohinton Medhora

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

View: 8382

Thinking on development informs and inspires the actions of people, organizations, and states in their continuous effort to invent a better world. This volume examines the ideas behind development: their origins, how they have changed and spread over time, and how they may evolve over the coming decades. It also examines how the real-life experiences of different countries and organizations have been inspired by, and contributed to, thinking on development. The extent to which development 'works' depends in part on particular local, historical, or institutional contexts. General policy prescriptions fail when the necessary conditions that make them work are either absent, ignored, or poorly understood. There is a need to grasp how people understand their own development experience. If the countries of the world are varied in every way, from their initial conditions to the degree of their openness to outside money and influence, and success is not centred in any one group, it stands to reason that there cannot be a single recipe for development. Each chapter provides an analytical survey of thinking about development that highlights debates and takes into account critical perspectives. It includes contributions from scholars and practitioners from the global North and the global South, spanning at least two generations and multiple disciplines. It will be a key reference on the concepts and theories of development - their origins, evolution, and trajectories - and act as a resource for scholars, graduate students, and practitioners.

Agriculture Investment Sourcebook

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821383520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 5737

Investing to promote agricultural growth and poverty reduction is a central pillar of the World Bank's current rural strategy, 'Reaching the Rural Poor' (2003). This 'Sourcebook' addresses how to implement the rural strategy, by sharing information on investment options and identifying innovative approaches that will aid the design of future lending programs for agriculture. It provides generic good practices and many examples that demonstrate investment in agriculture can provide rewarding and sustainable returns to development efforts. It is divided into eleven self-contained modules. Each module contains three different types of subunits that can also be stand-alone documents: I. Module Overview II. Agricultural Investment Notes III. Innovative Activity Profiles. The stand-alone nature of the subunits allows flexibility and adaptability of the material. Selected readings and web links are also provided for readers who seek more in-depth information. The 'Sourcebook' draws on a wide range of experiences from donor agencies, governments, institutions, and other groups active in agricultural development. It is an invaluable reference tool for policy makers, professionals, academics and students, and anyone with an interest in agricultural investments.

Die Hälfte des Himmels

wie Frauen weltweit für eine bessere Zukunft kämpfen

Author: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406606380

Category:

Page: 359

View: 4310

Scaling Up

Skalieren auch Sie! Weshalb es einige Unternehmen packen… und warum andere stranden

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: Masterhouse GmbH

ISBN: 3981801709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 4024

Es ist über ein Jahrzehnt her, dass Verne Harnish Bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits in der ersten Auflage erschien. Scaling Up ist die erste große Neubearbeitung dieses Business-Klassikers, in dem praktische Tools und Techniken für das Wachstum zum branchenführenden Unternehmen vorgestellt werden. Dieses Buch wurde geschrieben, damit jeder – vom einfachen bis zum leitenden Angestellten – gleichermaßen zum Wachstum seines Business beträgt. Scaling Up konzentriert sich auf die vier Haupt-Entscheidungsbereiche, die jedes Unternehmen angehen muss: People, Strategy, Execution und Cash. Das Buch beinhaltet eine Reihe von neuen ganzseitigen Arbeits-Tools, darunter der aktualisierte One-Page Strategic Plan und die Rockefeller Habits Checklist™, die bereits von mehr als 40.000 Firmen in aller Welt für ein erfolgreiches Scaling Up verwendet wurden. Viele von ihnen schafften ein Wachstum auf $10 Millionen, $100 Millionen oder gar $1 Milliarde und mehr – und konnten den Aufstieg sogar genießen! Verne Harnish hat bereits in viele Scaleups investiert.

Zur Ehe gezwungen

Author: Leila

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732552748

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 3844

Leila ist nicht ihr richtiger Name. Doch was die Muslimin erzählt, ist bittere Realität für tausende Frauen auf der ganzen Welt: In eine hoch angesehene Familie geboren, wird Leila mit 21 Jahren gegen ihren Willen verheiratet. Ihr Mann ist nicht nur beinahe doppelt so alt wie sie, sie hat ihn auch noch nie zuvor gesehen - und sie kann ihn nicht lieben. Dennoch muss sie sich ihrem Vater und der Tradition unterwerfen. Die Ehe wird für die junge Frau zur Hölle. Jeden Tag ist sie körperlicher und seelischer Gewalt ausgesetzt. Aber Leila gibt nicht auf und erkämpft sich schließlich, was in unserer westlichen Welt so selbstverständlich erscheint: ihre Freiheit.

The World Bank Participation Sourcebook

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821335581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

View: 5719

Presents case studies resulting from participation in the World Bank by developing countries such as Chad, Brazil, and Nigeria

The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States

Author: Terryl L. Givens,Reid L. Neilson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520603

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 5350

This anthology offers rare access to key original documents illuminating Mormon history, theology, and culture in the United States from the nineteenth century to today. Brief introductions describe the theological significance of each text and its reflection of the practices, issues, and challenges that have defined and continue to define the Mormon community. These documents balance mainstream and peripheral thought and religious experience, institutional and personal perspective, and theoretical and practical interpretation, representing pivotal moments in LDS history and correcting decades of misinformation and stereotype. The authors of these documents, male and female, not only celebrate but speak critically and question mainline LDS teachings on sexuality, politics, gender, race, polygamy, and other issues. Selections largely focus on the Salt Lake–based LDS tradition, with a section on the post–Joseph Smith splintering and its creation of a variety of similar yet different Mormon groups. The documents are arranged chronologically within specific categories to capture both the historical and doctrinal development of Mormonism in the United States.

Social and Gender Analysis in Natural Resource Development

Learning Studies and Lessons From Asia

Author: Ronnie Vernooy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761934639

Category: Science

Page: 250

View: 7654

This volume presents encounters with rural men and women in South Asian and Southeast Asian countries working for local and national governments and for non-governmental organizations. The six case studies-drawn from India, Nepal, China, Viet Nam and Mongolia-highlight a diversity of efforts to integrate social and gender analysis into natural resource management research. They represent "learning stories" for those involved in farming and livestock interventions in the upland areas of Asia.

Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture

A Sourcebook for Investment in Agricultural Water Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821361610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 6238

After decades of successfully expanding irrigation and improving productivity, farmers and managers face an emerging crisis in the form of poorly performing irrigation schemes, slow modernisation, declining investment, constrained water availability, and environmental degradation. Investment in effective agricultural water management schemes is of key importance in ensuring food security, poverty reduction and environmental protection, and in recognition of this fact, this publication contains a selection of good practice in the design and management of agricultural water schemes.