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Best practice guide to socially and gender-inclusive development in the Kenyan intensive dairy sector

Best practice guide to socially and gender-inclusive development in the Kenyan intensive dairy sector

  • Author: Tavenner, K.,Crane, Todd
  • Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
  • ISBN: 9291464791
  • Category:
  • Page: 25
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Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

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
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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.

Challenging Chains to Change

Challenging Chains to Change

Gender Equity in Agricultural Value Chain Development

  • Author: Anna Laven
  • Publisher: Kit Press
  • ISBN: 9789460222122
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 347
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Very often, efforts to improve value chains miss out half of the population -- the female half. It is men who sell the products and who keep the money from those sales. The women, who do much of the work but are not recognised for it, often have to work even harder to meet ever-increasing quality requirements. But they see few of the benefits. How to change this? This book explains how development organisations and private entrepreneurs have found ways to improve the position of women in value chains especially small-scale women farmers and primary processors. It outlines five broad strategies for doing this: (1) working with women on typical "women's products" such as shea, poultry and dairy, (2) opening up opportunities for women to work on what are traditionally "mens commodities" or in mens domains, (3) supporting women and men in organising for change by building capacity, organisation, sensitisation and access to finance, (4) using standards and certification to promote gender equity, and (5) promoting gender-responsible business. The book draws on dozens of cases from all over the world, covering a wide range of crops and livestock products. These include traditional subsistence products (such as rice), small-scale cash items (honey, vegetables) as well as export commodities (artichokes, coffee) and biofuels (jatropha). The book includes a range of tools and methodologies for analysing and developing value chains with gender in mind. By bringing together the two fields of gender and value chains, this book offers a set of compelling arguments for addressing gender in value chain development. It proposes an analytical framework that builds on both fields. It outlines five strategies for development organisations and enterprises to ensure that women can participate in value chains as full partners and decision-makers. The overall result is to improve value chain performance, with both women and men able to enjoy the benefits.

The Role of Livestock in Developing Communities

The Role of Livestock in Developing Communities

Enhancing Multifunctionality

  • Author: Frans Swanepoel,Aldo Stroebel,Siboniso Moyo
  • Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
  • ISBN: 0868867985
  • Category: Livestock
  • Page: 213
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Methods for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balances and Evaluating Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture

Methods for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balances and Evaluating Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture

  • Author: Todd S. Rosenstock,Mariana C. Rufino,Klaus Butterbach-Bahl,Lini Wollenberg,Meryl Richards
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319297945
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 203
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​​This book provides standards and guidelines for quantifying greenhouse gas emissions and removals in smallholder agricultural systems and comparing options for climate change mitigation based on emission reductions and livelihood trade-offs. Globally, agriculture is directly responsible for about 11% of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and induces an additional 17% through land use change, mostly in developing countries. Farms in the developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are predominately managed by smallholders, with 80% of land holdings smaller than ten hectares. However, little to no information exists on greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation potentials in smallholder agriculture. Greenhouse gas measurements in agriculture are expensive, time consuming, and error prone, challenges only exacerbated by the heterogeneity of smallholder systems and landscapes. Concerns over methodological rigor, measurement costs, and the diversity of approaches, coupled with the demand for robust information suggest it is germane for the scientific community to establish standards of measurements for quantifying GHG emissions from smallholder agriculture. Standard guidelines for use by scientists, development organizations will help generate reliable data on emissions baselines and allow rigorous comparisons of mitigation options. The guidelines described in this book, developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) and partners, are intended to inform anyone conducting field measurements of agricultural greenhouse gas sources and sinks, especially to develop IPCC Tier 2 emission factors or to compare mitigation options in smallholder systems.

Women, Livestock Ownership and Markets

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: 367
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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.

Innovation for inclusive value-chain development

Innovation for inclusive value-chain development

Successes and challenges

  • Author: Devaux, André,Torero, Maximo,Donovan, Jason,Horton, Douglas E.
  • Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • ISBN: 0896292134
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 560
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Governments, nongovernmental organizations, donors, and the private sector have increasingly embraced value-chain development (VCD) for stimulating economic growth and combating rural poverty. Innovation for Inclusive Value-Chain Development: Successes and Challenges helps to fill the current gap in systematic knowledge about how well VCD has performed, related trade-offs or undesired effects, and which combinations of VCD elements are most likely to reduce poverty and deliver on overall development goals. This book uses case studies to examine a range of VCD experiences. Approaching the subject from various angles, it looks at new linkages to markets and the role of farmer organizations and contract farming in raising productivity and access to markets, the minimum assets requirement to participate in VCD, the role of multi-stakeholder platforms in VCD, and how to measure and identify successful VCD interventions. The book also explores the challenges livestock-dependent people face; how urbanization and advancing technologies affect linkages; ways to increase gender inclusion and economic growth; and the different roles various types of platforms play in VCD.

Gender Disparities in Africa's Labor Market

Gender Disparities in Africa's Labor Market

  • Author: Jorge Saba Arbache,Alexandre Kolev,Ewa Filipiak
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821380702
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 450
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Women's earnings are a fraction of male's earnings in several African countries. It is tempting to conclude that this wage gap is a sign of discrimination against women in the labor market. Yet this book uses new datasets to show that the gap is not simply the result of discrimination in the labor markets, but rather the result of multiple factors, including access to education and credit, cultural values and household duties, and, above all, labor market conditions. It shows that gender disparities grow when economies are not functioning well and labor markets are tiny. More than the effect of discrimination, it seems that job rationing causes those with better human capital and those with more power in the household usually the men to take the few jobs that are available. It is hardly surprising, then, that in a region where only a fraction of the labor force finds jobs in the formal sector, gender disparities in earnings are so high. The book further documents that firm-level and sector characteristics are additional powerful factors in explaining the gender disparities in the labor market. As the causes are not simple, neither are the solutions; multifaceted strategies are needed. By providing environments that support economic growth and, more importantly, job creation, as well as by promoting equal access for women to education and rethinking the attitudes that limit what women may achieve, governments in the region will substantially improve the well-being of all their peoples. 'Gender Disparities in Africa's Labor Market' helps to fill the knowledge gap and identify the links between gender disparities and poverty reduction. The work was implemented in collaboration with a range of poverty and labor market studies to maximize its usefulness for policy dialogue in specific countries. This book will be of interest to policy makers, students, academics, gender experts, and all those interested in gender issues and development.

Light Manufacturing in Africa

Light Manufacturing in Africa

Targeted Policies to Enhance Private Investment and Create Jobs

  • Author: Hinh T. Dinh,Vincent Palmade,Vandana Chandra,Frances Cossar
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821389742
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 180
  • View: 2998
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This book argues that light manufacturing can offer a viable solution for Sub-Saharan Africa, given potential competitiveness based on low wage costs and an abundance of natural resources that supply raw materials needed for industries.

Achieving Sustainable Development and Promoting Development Cooperation

Achieving Sustainable Development and Promoting Development Cooperation

Dialogues at the Economic and Social Council

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211045871
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 295
  • View: 7809
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This book presents an overview of the key debates that took place during the Economic and Social Council meetings at the 2007 High-level Segment, at which ECOSOC organized its first biennial Development Cooperation Forum. The discussions also revolved around the theme of the second Annual Ministerial Review, "Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to sustainable development."--P. 4 of cover.

Monitoring Bathing Waters

Monitoring Bathing Waters

A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes

  • Author: Jamie Bartram,Gareth Rees
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0203478266
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 352
  • View: 5923
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This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

Infant and Young Child Feeding

Infant and Young Child Feeding

  • Author: Fiona Dykes,Victoria Hall-Moran
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444315325
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 232
  • View: 3813
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Research has shown that optimum maternal and child nutrition can reduce the incidence of chronic conditions ranging from obesity, food allergy and asthma, to cardiovascular disease and cancers. This exciting book, edited by Fiona Dykes and Victoria Hall Moran and with a foreword from Gretel Pelto, explores in an integrated context the varied factors associated with infant and child nutrition, including global feeding strategies, cultural factors, issues influencing breastfeeding, and economic and life cycle influences. Carefully drawn together and edited, recognising the many complexities and challenges that face practitioners working in the field, this landmark publication offers practical suggestions in this vitally important subject. Infant and Young Child Feeding: Offers crucial insights into implementation of a Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding Illuminates the complex challenges for nutritionists, dieticians and other health and social care professionals in implementing international guidelines within local cultural settings Includes contributions from leading international experts in the field All libraries in universities, medical schools and research establishments where nutrition and dietetics, midwifery, medicine, nursing, health studies and social sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this crucially important book on their shelves.

Mainstreaming Informal Employment and Gender in Poverty Reduction

Mainstreaming Informal Employment and Gender in Poverty Reduction

A Handbook for Policy-makers and Other Stakeholders

  • Author: Martha Alter Chen,Joann Vanek,Marilyn Carr
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 9780850927979
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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This book highlights the lack of attention to employment, especially informal employment, in poverty reduction strategies and points to the links between being informally employed, being a woman or a man and being poor. It maps out the impacts on different categories of informal producers and workers, both men and women, within the context of major changes in the nature of work related to economic restructuring and liberalisation. Liberally scattered with practical examples, the book draws widely on recent data and evidence for a number of organisations, including the a global research policy network WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing). It provides a convincing case for an increased emphasis on informal employment and gender in poverty reduction strategies, and sets out a strategic framework that offers guidelines for policy-makers seeking to follow this approach.

World Economic and Social Survey 2013

World Economic and Social Survey 2013

Sustainable Development Challenges

  • Author: United Nations
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211091670
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 181
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This volume "contributes to the deliberations on addressing sustainable development challenges with a focus on three important cross-sectoral issues identified for action and follow up at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: sustainable cities, food security and energy transformation."--Page four of cover.

Trade and Gender

Trade and Gender

Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries

  • Author: Anh-Nga Tran-Nguyen,Americo Beviglia Zampetti
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211126341
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 489
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Equal rights between men and women are enshrined as a fundamental human right in the UN Charter, and reflected in various internationally agreed instruments, such as the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Although there has been notable progress in some areas, in most nations women are still at a disadvantage in terms of their role and position in the economic and political arenas. This publication examines the gender dimension of trade and seeks to identify policy challenges and responses to promote gender equality in light of increasing globalisation. Issues discussed include: economics of gender equality, international trade and development; multilateral negotiations on agriculture in developing countries; gender-related issues in the textiles and clothing sectors; international trade in services; gender and the TRIPS Agreement; the impact of WTO rules on gender equality; human rights aspects; fair trade initiatives; the role of IT in promoting gender equality, the Gender Trade Impact Assessment and trade reform.

Markets and Rural Poverty

Markets and Rural Poverty

Upgrading in Value Chains

  • Author: Jonathan Mitchell,Christopher Coles
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 1849713138
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 268
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This book explores the place of poor people within a rich variety of value chains, focusing upon lagging, rural regions in Africa and Asia, and how they can 'upgrade' within such chains. Upgrading is a key concept for value chain analysis and refers to the acquisition of technological capabilities and market linkages that enable firms to improve their competitiveness and move into higher-value activities. The authors examine a range of evidence to assess whether the 'bottom billion' people, living mainly in the rural areas of low-income countries, can improve their position through productive strategies and, if so, how? They propose an innovative conceptual framework of value chain upgrading for some of the most marginal producers in the poorest local economies. They demonstrate how interventions can improve poverty and the environment for poor people supplying a wide range of services and agricultural and food products to local, regional and global markets. This analysis is based on empirical research conducted in Senegal, Mali, Tanzania, India, Nepal, Philippines and Vietnam. The main focus is on poverty, environment and gender outcomes of upgrading interventions, and represents one of the key challenges of contemporary development economics.

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Veritas Co. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1853908398
  • Category: Christian sociology
  • Page: 494
  • View: 3179
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From Poverty to Power

From Poverty to Power

How Active Citizens and Effective States Can Change the World

  • Author: Duncan Green
  • Publisher: Oxfam
  • ISBN: 0855985933
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 522
  • View: 8449
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Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.

Setting up sustainable dairy business hubs: A resource book for facilitators

Setting up sustainable dairy business hubs: A resource book for facilitators

  • Author: Mutinda, G., Baltenweck, I. and Omondi, I.
  • Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
  • ISBN: 9291464430
  • Category:
  • Page: 82
  • View: 7964
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Gender Budgets Make More Cents

Gender Budgets Make More Cents

Country Studies and Good Practice

  • Author: Debbie Budlender,Guy Hewitt,Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 9780850927344
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 194
  • View: 2464
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Gender Budgets Make More Cents documents ‘good practice’ in gender budget work from across the globe. Practitioners share their first-hand experiences and in-depth knowledge of the why, where and how of gender responsive budget (GRB) initiatives. They reflect on both the challenges and successes of initiatives in the Andean region, Australia, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Rwanda, Scotland, South Africa and the United Kingdom. A chapter on the Commonwealth Secretariat’s involvement in developing and implementing GRB initiatives is also included to suggest the role that can be played by external agencies at the national, regional and international level.This book builds on a previous publication, Gender Budgets Make Cents, which was designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of GRB initiatives. It described the conceptual framework, evolution of the work and lessons learned, and provided brief summaries of country initiatives. Together, these titles show the importance of integrating a gender perspective into government budgets to promote equality between women and men.It is hoped that this book will be read by a wide range of people from government, multilateral and bilateral agencies and civil society, and inspire them to take forward gender budget work in their own country and organisation.