Getting more women into the business of agriculture

Agricultural researchers and development workers have been struggling with the dilemma of how to address gender issues in their activities. No clear targets have been set on how to make an activity gender responsive or how to collect gender disaggregated data. Thus, the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) has embarked on a move that is aimed at engendering all project processes from planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. ASARECA is rolling out a series of training on gender in the National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARI), which is intended to help build capacity in gender mainstreaming at ASARECA and NARI as the key broad areas of intervention. Read more here.
Peter Mutai

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