Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – November 24, 2014

Below are some current developments on Agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Shea butter Industry Offers Employment to African Women Shea butter is one of nature's wonders, and a special one at that. It has been used for millennia by many generations of African people for skincare, baby care, healing and food. The shea butter industry >> Read more

Social Networks and Factor Markets: Panel Data Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 68. "Social Networks and Factor Markets: Panel Data Evidence from Ethiopia" by Kibrom A. Abay, Goytom A. Kahsay, and Guush Berhane Abstract: In the absence of well-established factor markets, the role of indigenous institutions and social networks can be substantial for mobilizing factors for agricultural production. We investigate the role of an indigenous social network >> Read more

Technical Guide now available!

The GAAP team is happy to announce the release of our new technical guide! This new guide, Reducing the Gender Asset Gap Through Agricultural Development, explains the importance of assets - both tangible assets such as land, labor, and animals and intangible assets such as education, financial capital, and social networks - for development, and the >> Read more

Presentation on Gender, Collective Action, and Climate Change now available!

November 20, 2014 A new presentation on Gender, Collective Action, and Climate Change is now available here.

IFPRI Side Event at COP 20 – Wednesday, 03 Dec 2014, 16:45–18:15 Sipan Room

November 20, 2014 INCREASING the RESILIENCE of FARMING COMMUNITIES to CLIMATE CHANGE through Shared Learning and Adaptation Decision-Making with a Focus on Gender WHEN: Wednesday, 03 Dec 2014, 16:45–18:15 WHERE: Sipan Room, COP 20 Venue: Cuartel General del Ejército del Perú (CGEP) Av. Boulevar S/N, San Borja Lima 41 Surco, Lima, Peru IFPRI Side Event Flyer

Reducing the gender asset gap through agricultural development

GAAP TechGuide2014 cover

The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP), jointly led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PIM, and United Nations Foundation, has just released a new Technical Resource Guide, Reducing the Gender Asset Gap through Agricultural Development. Assets are fundamental >> Read more

IFPRI Side Event at COP 20 – Wednesday, 03 Dec 2014, 16:45–18:15 Sipan Room

COP20

INCREASING the RESILIENCE of FARMING COMMUNITIES to CLIMATE CHANGE through Shared Learning and Adaptation Decision-Making with a Focus on Gender WHEN: Wednesday, 03 Dec 2014, 16:45–18:15 WHERE: Sipan Room, COP 20 Venue: Cuartel General del Ejército del Perú (CGEP) Av. Boulevar S/N, San Borja Lima 41 Surco, Lima, Peru

Director for the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, seeks a new full time Director who will have responsibility for overall leadership of the Secretariat. The Director will be an experienced and dynamic leader, capable of working closely with the Global Panel members to provide effective guidance to decision-makers, particularly governments, in order to inform >> Read more

Global Nutrition Report 2014

Good nutrition is the bedrock of human well-being. Before birth and throughout infancy, good nutrition allows brain functioning to evolve without impairment and immune systems to develop more robustly. For young children, good nutrition status averts death and equips the body to grow and develop to its full potential. Over the course of the human >> Read more

UK tops rankings for tackling hunger and undernutrition

As world leaders gather together in Rome this week at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), latest findings from the Transform Nutrition and Institute of Development Studies’ (IDS) Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Donor Index (HANCI) show that the UK has topped the rankings and is making a clear effort in the fight against hunger >> Read more